Posted by Jayne Andrews
Researcher Phillippa Diedrichs from the Centre for Appearance Research has had incredible media exposure today for a report that looks at how men feel about talking about their bodies. The report is a collaboration between the Succeed Foundation, Central YMCA and UWE Bristol.
Here is a link to the press release that generated the media interest. Seen here during a pre recorded interview for BBC Points West tonight Phillippa has spent the past 24 hours conducting interviews with all the major newspapers.
Coverage includes features in the Times (including a cartoon), the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Mail and the Mirror, Top News USA online, BBC online and more enquiries have been coming in throughout the day..
The research will feature tonight on ITV West news and BBC Points West.
The CAR team involved in the project includes Nicole Paraskeva, Emma Halliwell and Glen Jankowski.
Pictured here are Glen Jankowski, Dr Phillippa Diedrichs and Nicole Paraskeva
Posted by Kate Grautstuck
Thanks to everyone at UWE who contributed to last night’s universities feature on BBC’s Inside Out West.
The feature followed Wiltshire sixth form student, Lauren, who attended UWE’s 15 October open day in order to decide whether to apply for a university place following the recent increase in tuition fees.
Lauren, who was interested in studying media studies, was given a guided tour of the Frenchay and St Matthias campuses where she was able to gain insight into the benefits and experiences that current UWE media students had gained since joining the university. Screen Media and Journalism’s Associate Head of Department, Helen Kennedy, was also on hand to provide Lauren with an idea of what to expect from the course.
Arrangements were fixed up in the Media Relations office over several weeks. We were very lucky to get two sunny days for filming, the campuses looked great and the student and staff interviews were excellent.
Despite the current situation that both students and universities are facing, the feature demonstrated UWE’s ability to provide a helping hand and expert knowledge to aid Lauren with her difficult decision.
To find out more, watch the feature on BBC iPlayer
Posted by Kate Grautstuck
As is customary in M&C we're celebrating the 100th issue of the UWE Bulletin today with some cake!
Mary Price and Jane Kelly, joint Bulletin editors for all 100 issues say, "The Bulletin is a team effort. We would like to thank everyone who contributes each month, especially Jayne Andrews, Kate Mooney and Lesley Drake in the Press Office who contribute articles and manage production, Annette Marchant-Haycox, Debbie Harris and Ben Smith in the design team, the team at UWE Printing and Stationery, Josephine Herrlinger who picks up all the errors we've missed at final proof stage and all our regular contributors from HR, the Staff Association, the Marketing events team and Faculty Marketing staff."
Anniversary copies are making their way to you or you can also read online at http://info.uwe.ac.uk/news/UWENews/bulletin.asp
Hello everyone. My apologies for not posting sooner - my first month has simply flown by before I realised it was happening. For those who don't know, my new role is to co-ordinate campaigns across the University; booking advertising and liaising with our agency Riley's to get you the best deals and placements for your campaigns. Most of you have met me before as I have simply side-stepped from Built and Natural Environment to Central Marketing but I thought I'd share a bit about myself for those lucky enough to have avoided me so far.
I started working for UWE almost exactly two years ago in the St Matt's School of Creative Arts admin office. There I was a receptionist/travel booker/dogsbody although I also took part in giving welcome presentations to new students which I loved doing. I then moved to BNE after six months to take up my first official marketing role. It was a bit of a career gamble for me as I had little experience in marketing full-time, but it paid off as I have never been happier to come to work.
But enough about the 9-5. I am also a keen amateur dramatics performer and can often be seen in CPA productions. I also perform annually in musicals at the Bristol Hippodrome with Bristol Light Opera Club. This year's production will be Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' which is sure to be a magical show.
I am also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and used to be the English Champion for sparring. Don't panic though, since that time I have eaten a lot of cakes and so am far more likely to fall over than do anyone any damage!
I think that's enough of my rambling - if you want to know more about me then you'll have to take me out for lunch and earn it!