GW4 announces new pump-priming research communities

Awards to tackle a range of critical issues The GW4 Alliance has announced awards for six new research communities tackling a range of global and industrial challenges. This includes a community which will map the needs of a post-Brexit and Industrial Strategy-ready Great West region, and another drawing upon GW4’s shared expertise in neuroscience to explore … Continued

We are recruiting

The GW4 Alliance is recruiting for the following roles: GW4 PGR PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to work with the Postgraduate Research (PGR) student community within and across the GW4 Alliance of Universities.The main aim of this role is to coordinate and help steer the development of GW4 into a … Continued

Mothers and mums-to-be wanted to provide views on how pregnancy and motherhood affects physical activity

There is strong evidence that regular physical activity can provide health benefits for pregnant mums and their babies, and beyond into motherhood. However, many women do not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity during or after pregnancy. Research suggests that the existing guidelines and advice on physical activity in pregnancy are not accessible enough … Continued

Industrial Strategy response

The Great West’s world-leading universities and industry will benefit from additional spending on research and development – to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. The paper acknowledged the collective strength of the University of Exeter and the Met Office in environmental science and Cardiff University’s expertise in neuroscience. The Industrial Strategy also outlined how Local Industrial Strategies … Continued

Universities must work more flexibly for arts and humanities research to have greater value, report finds

A new report recommends that universities respect the expertise of partners in creative and cultural sectors, if they want collaborative arts and humanities research to have greater value. GW4 Bridging the Gap, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), was a year-long research project to explore collaborative research in the arts and humanities … Continued

Full steam ahead for GW4’s ‘Isambard’ supercomputer

GW4’s world-first supercomputer, Isambard, continues to build momentum with a number of major milestones achieved. The high performance computing initiative was recently shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award, under the category of ‘Technological Innovation of the Year’, and has also run its first hackathon. Leader of the project and Professor of High Performance Computing … Continued

Can arts and humanities research solve the world’s problems?

The debate will be held on Wednesday 22 November, 6pm – 8pm, at We the Curious, Bristol. The event will also mark the launch of the final report from GW4’s Bridging the Gap, an initiative to broker partnerships between the arts and humanities researchers and the creative and cultural industries. GW4 Director, Dr Sarah Perkins, … Continued

GW4 Vision unveiled at regional showcase event

Great West Research and Innovation Day deemed “a fantastic opportunity” Senior management, prominent researchers and doctoral students from four of the UK’s most research-intensive universities came together to discuss the new GW4 Vision and showcase innovative projects at the Great West Research and Innovation Day on 1 November 2017. The event, organised by the GW4 … Continued