University of the West of England

University of the West of England

UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) has approximately 30,000 students. The University has strong industry networks and connections with over 1,000 employers as well as a global and inclusive outlook.

Research at UWE Bristol focuses on real-world problems and the University plays a pivotal role in the regional economy. With over £300 million invested in infrastructure, buildings and facilities across all Campuses, UWE Bristol is creating a place for learning that is innovative, ambitious, connected, enabling and inclusive.

Nuclear Projects at UWE

Transfer, Exposure, Effects: Understanding Radioactivity in the Environment (TREE)

TREE is one of three consortia funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Environment Agency (EA) and Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) under the Radioactivity And The Environment(RATE) programme.

The UWE Centre for Research in Biosciences are part of this consortium investigating the movement and effects radioactivity in the environment. The aim is to improve significantly predictions of radionuclide behaviour so that safety assessments have a secure scientific basis.

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Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol), and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, who lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.

The BRL is also a UK Centre for Doctoral Training in robotics and autonomous systems. It is a unique collaboration that harnesses the collective strengths of its university partners, and brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics.

Robotics for Nuclear Environments

Robotics for Nuclear Environments (RNE) is a five-year collaborative research programme that brings together robotic and nuclear engineering experts to make the step changes in RAS capability that are needed to overcome the challenges facing the UK and international nuclear industries.

The University of Manchester (lead), the University of Birmingham, Bristol Robotic Laboratory and the National Nuclear Laboratory, funded by EPSRC.

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