The University of the West of England (abbrev. UWE, often pronounced "you-we") is a university based in the English city of Bristol. Its main campus is at Frenchay, about five miles (8 km) north of the city centre. UWE also has a smaller campus at St Matthias, a School of Health and Social Care at Glenside in north-east Bristol and the School of Creative Arts, located at Bower Ashton, near Ashton Court in south-west Bristol. There are also regional centres in Bath and Swindon, and an associate faculty specialising in animal behaviour and welfare, agricultural and sports related courses in Hartpury, Gloucestershire. This satellite college has staged the European Young Rider Championship, a horse riding competition. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is an associate school of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences. With around 30,000 students and 3,000 academic staff, UWE is the larger of the two universities in the city (the longer established University of Bristol has approximately 18,000 students). 86% of students at UWE are from state schools.
Slime mould builds an ancient road network
Scientists from Greece and the UK have used slime moulds to help look back to a period from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD when Roman roads were being built in the Balkans.
Debt anxiety among students differs across international boundaries
To what extent do international boundaries impact on anxiety around debt amongst students? Do national attitudes about repaying loans mean those students from different countries treat their debt differently? What can University ...
Suspended soils maintain rainforest ecosystems
Scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) believe that the bird's nest fern, a plant commonly found in many of our homes, has a critical place in maintaining the biodiversity and the ecosystems of ...
Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential Wi-Fi has to offer ...
Report shows there is space for at least 1 million new homes on brownfield sites in England
A new report - From Wasted Spaces to Living Spaces: the Availability of Brownfield Land for Housing Development in England - prepared for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) by a research team from the University ...
Sound expert works with Imogen Heap on musical gloves project
UWE computer music expert Dr Tom Mitchell is part of the team working to make musician Imogen Heap's pioneering Mi.Mu gestural gloves more widely available. The team has recently started a Kickstarter campaign to develop ...
New index reveals that recent flood could signal climate change
(Phys.org) —A new investigation of long-term weather records suggests that recent flooding in the south of England could signal the onset of climate change.
New study explores the meanings of introversion in management education
Researchers from UWE Bristol are beginning an innovative study about introversion in Management Learning, Leadership, and the Teaching of Business Studies.
Identifying long-distance threats: New 3D technology could improve CCTV images
A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.
Research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others
Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at the Royal Geographical ...