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  • UWE Bristol local leadership expert joins debate on elected mayor for the city


    Bristol Ideas Forum, Watershed Bristol, 2 December 2011

    UWE Bristol local leadership expert, Professor Robin Hambleton is taking part in a debate at the Watershed on 2 December that will include a panel of well known speakers, including the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to consider the question, 'Should Bristol have an elected Mayor?'

  • UWE Bristol building wins South West RIBA award


    A building designed to inspire and help educate UWE Bristol students studying architecture and product design, has won the public sector building 2011 award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stride Treglown, the architects were also been nominated for two other awards for this building, the Constructing Excellence Award and the Green Gown Award.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice


    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • "Disabled architects - Unlocking the potential for practice"


    The architecture profession urgently needs to make significant changes to increase the diversity and equality of the profession and to enable equal opportunities for disabled people in the profession.

    This is the conclusion of a three year study at UWE Bristol entitled, 'Supporting diversity in the architectural profession; developing a climate of success for disabled designers'. The research was commissioned by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and jointly funded by RIBA and UWE.

  • Local star one step closer in nationwide talent search for new Marks and Spencers TV presenter


    Local aspiring TV star, Shazin Nurse, from Battersea, London is one step closer to winning a once-in-a-lifetime presenting role with Marks and Spencers TV after making it onto a final shortlist of 12 contestants in a nationwide talent search.

  • Disruption begins!!!


    A team of researchers from UWE has just started work on a 3-year project looking at low-carbon travel behaviour.

  • International construction management experts gather at UWE


    International experts in construction management will gather at the University of the West of England from 5 – 7 September 2011 for the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE


    Official launch of UWE Architecture and Product Design Centre Thursday 16 June 2011

    The Studios Extension, ‘R' block, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, visited the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today to formally open the recently completed Architecture and Product Design Centre.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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