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  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Leon Chua

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Leon Chua in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of nonlinear circuit theory, cellular neural networks and memristors.

  • UWE student wins RSA prize for innovative toaster design

    04/07/2011

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award prize, ‘the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Award' of £700 for an innovative take on the humble toaster.

    James Eelbeck is in his final year of the Product Design Technology course at UWE and has won the award for his design called ‘Love Toast'. The category brief was ‘Make something disappear: use design to eliminate waste, overproduction or excessive consumption'.

  • Universities and businesses must work together to shape tomorrow's workforce

    31/05/2011

    This is the key message of a lecture given by Nick Wilson, (Managing Director, Hewlett Packard UK and Ireland) at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 1 June at 18.00.

    Nick Wilson, who leads the UK and Ireland operations of the world’s largest technology company, says that partnerships between universities and businesses are essential in delivering skilled innovators who can quickly make a contribution into the UK workforce.

  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre

    31/05/2011

    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE experts showcase eco-robots and robot behaviour at Bristol Festival of Ideas

    17/05/2011

    Two robotics experts from the University of the West of England will be giving free talks on their latest robot research, during the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

    Both events take place on Sunday 22 May 2011 at the Arnolfini, as part of Bristol Genius, a new theme in the festival. One features Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos and his work developing Ecobot, a robot that will be able to generate its own energy using Microbial Fuel Cells.

  • UWE student volunteers are national digital champions

    11/05/2011

    Five students from the University of the West of England who are helping to close the national digital divide have been chosen to attend Digital Champions Day in London on 11 May.The second year students are all taking part in the government Race Online campaign by running a community internet training project for older people.

  • UWE lecturer gets BAFTA nomination for Human Planet sound

    15/04/2011

    A lecturer and sound engineer from the University of the West of England has been nominated for a BAFTA award. Martyn Harries (UWE) has been nominated together with Sound Editor Kate Hopkins for their work on the BBC 1 programme Human Planet. They have been nominated in the Sound Factual category.  The BAFTA Television Craft Awards celebrate the best industry talent behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

  • Bristol Robotics Lab wins bid to host Robot World Cup

    21/02/2011

    Hot on the heels of London 2012, Bristol will play host to the world's most advanced autonomous robots, who will compete against each other along with the expertise of their creators, at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012. The competition will take place at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, from 20-25 August 2012.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE

    07/02/2011

    Over the next three years five iNets or 'innovation networks' will have a significant impact on the South West region by making links that foster creativity and knowledge exchange supported by funding that will act as a springboard for innovative new products and services.

  • New tools by UWE designers win Dremel seal of approval

    27/01/2011

    The University of the West of England and Dremel (Bosch) have linked up to give Creative Product Design (CPD) and Product Design Technology (PDT) students opportunities to showcase their talents. So impressed were Dremel senior management with the professionalism of the students that they are keen to develop this new partnership further.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Robin Gallimore

    17/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Robin Gallimore in recognition of his strong local connections as director of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol and his continuing influential role as head of the South West Science and Industry Council (SWSIC) in the west of England.

  • Tony Papadopoullos Charitable Trust awards student bursaries

    08/11/2010

    The University of the West of England has received a £15,000 donation from the Tony Papadopoullos Charitable Trust to provide bursaries to undergraduate students studying Computing.

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