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News on urine powered mobile phones goes global

Posted by Mary Price | 3 comments
Research by Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos and his team from Bristol Robotics Laboratory on powering mobile phones with urine and microbial fuel cells has gone global. Within hours of dissemination the story was showing up on over 15 pages on Google and has captured the imagination of broadcasters, news agencies, journalists and on-line media from India to Australia and the USA to all over Europe and the UK.

Key interviews include Dr Ieropoulos taking part in a down the line from BBC in Whiteladies Road with Jon Sopel on BBC World and a skype interview with the Wall Street Journal Live.

Mary Price from the Media Relations Team said "This is one of the biggest stories that we have seen at UWE Bristol in terms of media interest.

"Ollie Cullen and I made a film that has achieved, at the time of wrting, over 27,000 hits demonstrating the power of media coverage in drawing attention to our You Tube channel. The video was embedded into dozens of newspaper and other digital sites including the Independent, the Telegraph, USA Today, Yahoo New Canada and CBS News to name a few."

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To read the news release see

Virtual Open Day filming

Posted by Jo Docker | 4 comments

It is a long term goal to create a virtual open day experience for prospective students and their parents. We want to showcase the many attributes that UWE has to offer. The first step is to produce campus tour films for Frenchay, Bower Ashton, and Glenside and 18 short films based on subject areas.

This suite of videos, which will cater for all our primary audiences, will be used for a number of different promotional purposes, for example they will be embedded on each departmental landing page of the University website to act as a stand-alone introduction to the department/subject area.

Things are starting to take shape

Over the last few months we have been working with a Bristol based production team on the first phase of filming for this project.

Staff in Engineering, Allied Health, Law and Education helped us to organise a set of filming days where we have interviewed academics, researchers, students and employers. We also shot a number of practical sessions to showcase teaching and learning in action.

Filming at the Faculty of Environment and Technology and Creative Industries 2013 degree shows has given us some great material which will also feed into the final subject videos.

The June Open Day gave us the perfect opportunity to shoot some footage of the general hubbub that these events attract and capture some of the fantastic activities that take place across our campuses.

The next phase of filming will begin at the start of the Autumn Term when the campuses come back to life.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in this first phase of the project. Watch this space for more updates…