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
Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a good break.
As the Marketing and Communications team evolves in to a new team this month I'd like to take this opportunity to give you some insight in to the forthcoming highlights of 2012.
Firstly, our partner-supported event programme in 2012 will fall largely into three sectors, these are:
1. Environment and Technology
The Environment and Technology Programme will include the launch of another initiative with Hewlett Packard (HP), this time to help members of the community in Bristol that are "digitally disconnected."
In March we will be opening the largest robotics lab in the UK. The new lab will be complemented with a series of major international robotics events later this August.
Also in March we will have the latest update on the Bloodhound SSC project.
In May/June there will be the Faculty of Environment and Technology degree show and Bristol's Green Week.
2. Creative Industries
The creative industries strand will include the launch of the new BBC Talent Ticket initiative, the Creative Arts degree show and the annual Bolland lecture.
In health we will continue to build on nursing in Gloucester, and our success in biosciences in particular. The two Bristol Health Trusts and the University of Bristol are also keen to promote the strengths of the region with us and this is something we are looking forward to progressing.
Furthermore, UWE hosts various events each year and the business school's successful Distinguished Executive Address series will run throughout 2012. All details for these events can be found in the Distinguished Executive Address section of the UWE website.
Finally, I'd like to highlight the initiative UWE has made to capture our student achievements through film, these films have been made more visible and currently serve as the focal point for our January homepage. The pages can also be viewed at any time by visiting the u+we student stories section of the UWE site.
I'm sure you'll agree this is a great way to start 2012, here's to a successful year!