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  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth'


    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

  • UWE graduate wins Xcel Student of the Year


    University of the West of England Geography graduate, Robert Nichols was awarded the honour of Xcel Student of the Year at the recent Xcel Student Awards 2010 in London. This award topped off a successful evening for the University winning four out of the eight categories with students, Alexandru Atudosie and Jessica Winter also being honoured for their outstanding achievements. The awards were presented by TV presenter, Konnie Huq.

  • Prize winning book by UWE experts takes lead on localism


    Planning experts from the University of the West of England have been commended by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the latest edition of the guide to Shaping Neighbourhoods - for local health and global sustainability. The book, written by Professor Hugh Barton, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the Centre and Visiting Research Fellow, Richard Guise, is the only comprehensive guide to neighbourhood planning and design, encompassing social, economic and environmental aspects. It has a special focus on health, climate change and inclusive decision processes. Neighbourhood, Parish and Town Councils will find it provides just what they need to engage with localism.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE


    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.

  • UWE wins £193k to provide low carbon courses in SW


    The University of the West of England has won £193,000 from Universities South West to develop a range of innovative workshops and courses to increase skills in low carbon industries in the region. The courses directly address skills gaps in the South West and will be piloted during February and March.

  • 'Coalition Planning – delivering the development we need?'


    11th Bristol Planning and Law Policy Conference, Thursday 25 November 2010: Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol This conference will look at how the Coalition Governments planning policies will impact on Bristol and surrounding areas and whether they will be effective in delivering the development needed. The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts in the field of planning, development and law and to exchange ideas with other practitioners. This year it is particularly vital at a time when the professions are adapting to a whole new agenda of localism and community planning.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sara Parkin OBE


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sara Parkin OBE in recognition of her significant achievements and national contribution to education and sustainable development, notably her focus on integrating 'sustainability literacy' into education and professional training.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Max Crofts


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts to Max Crofts in recognition of his national and international leadership as President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

  • Bristol and Dutch cities collaborate to beat recession


    Representatives from Bristol and five of the largest cities in the Dutch Province of Overijssel are to collaborate on beating the recession and tackling climate change at an ideas exchange event taking place in the city on 4 and 5 November 2010.

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