- VC Steve West addresses UWE Bristol students and staff before Article 50 triggered - 28/03/2017
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor, Steve West, has written to UWE Bristol students and staff ahead of Article 50 being triggered:
“As you will be aware the prime minister is likely to trigger Article 50 – the formal process for the UK to leave the European Union - on Wednesday. I am very conscious that for staff and students from the EU the next couple of years may be unsettling. I would like to start by stating again that all staff and students are welcome and that we are one community all supporting the University's ambition and strategy.
- UWE Bristol celebrates Royal Television Society West of England Awards - 23/03/2017
There was a strong showing for UWE Bristol at the glitzy Royal Television Society West of England awards at the Bristol Old Vic.
Hosted by Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, the ceremony honoured the best in film and television production from Bristol with 28 awards from excellence in sound and special effects to the best of drama and factual programmes.
- Fashion student honoured by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters - 21/03/2017
Eleana Burrows, a final year BA Hons Fashion student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded a bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.
- Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us? - 21/03/2017
Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol are sponsoring a special track at this year's VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 2017] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.
- UWE students study conservation in Madagascar - 20/03/2017
Later this month a team of 20 final year conservation students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are heading to Madagascar. The team will be working in collaboration with a local non-government organisation (NGO) called SADABE, a partner from Bristol Zoo's world leading Lemur Action plan.
- Africa Week: a celebration of diversity, heritage and progress - 16/03/2017
UWE Bristol is recognising the value African staff and students bring to the city with a weeklong showcase of events. Africa Week (27 to 31 March 2017) aims to highlight the work of Africans in diverse fields in the UK and to challenge, explore and celebrate the heritage, diversity and progress made by Africans both at the University and beyond.
- National awards victory for UWE Bristol careers service - 15/03/2017
A careers service run by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) which encourages post-16 students from disadvantaged areas to consider higher education has won a national award.
- Graduate Filmmaker nominated for RTS West of England Award - 15/03/2017
Hugo Pettitt, a filmmaking graduate from UWE Bristol has been shortlisted for a RTS West of England Award in the Digital Creativity category. This success comes just two years afte Hugo was nominated for a RTS Student Award for his graduate film 'The Invisible School'.
Hugo was producer on the shortlisted 'Slavery Street', a BBC Three project on modern slavery and goes 'head to head' with the BBC Natural History Unit's 'Attenborough and the Dinosaur'. Hugo also worked on 'Making a Slave' nominated in the Best Short category.
- Double nomination in prestigious international sustainability awards - 15/03/2017
Global accolades could be on the way for the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) after it earned two international nominations for sustainability awards.
- UWE Bristol and The Students' Union record best ever results at SW Fairtrade Business Awards - 14/03/2017
UWE Bristol has won four awards, its best ever tally at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards were held at Bristol Cathedral on Friday 10 March 2017 and hosted by Helen Cooper, Managing Director of Neal's Yard Remedies.
- Student paramedic conference recreates medical emergencies - 14/03/2017
Student paramedics from across the country will get hands-on specialist training alongside professionals at The Better Paramedic conference at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on Saturday (18 March).
- Researchers to develop 'wearable' robotic tools for surgery - 14/03/2017
A team of researchers led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
- UWE Bristol and Watershed launch Creative Producer MA/MFA - 13/03/2017
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Watershed have a new MA course in Creative Producing starting in September 2017 that is inspired by the work of the Pervasive Media Studio.
- Bristol's independent film and TV companies generated £140.3 million in 2016 - 13/03/2017
An in-depth analysis of the commercial film and television industry – 'Go West! Bristol's Film and Television Industries' reveals independent companies in the region employ around 3,700 people and generated £140.3 million in 2016.
- UWE Bristol students develop e-commerce for community transport charity - 09/03/2017
A team of students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have developed an e-commerce hub for the Bristol based community transport charity Social Access.
Each year the Information Technology Management for Business course invites local charities and voluntary groups to bid for student teams to carry our work that will enhance the service they offer. The university is keen to ensure that the students are given the opportunity to work to a real client brief.
- International Women's Day 2017 marked with female entrepreneur showcase - 08/03/2017
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will celebrate International Women's Day today with an event showcasing the achievements of female entrepreneurs.
- Pre Higher Education Careers Service shortlisted for UK Career Development Award - 07/03/2017
UWE Bristol has been shortlisted for a national award by the Career Development Institute (CDI).
The Pre Higher Education Careers Service team are finalists in the UK Career Development Awards, in the category of 'Higher Education Widening Participation Pre-Entry Guidance Award'.
- Apprentice Engineer awarded IET Engineering Horizons Bursary - 07/03/2017
Lee Walker, an apprentice and part time BEng Electronic Engineering student at UWE Bristol is the successful recipient of the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary supported by the Lloyd's Register Foundation.
- Black cab trade needs overhaul to compete with Uber, say researchers - 07/03/2017
London's traditional black cab industry needs regulatory reform to respond to the emergence of Uber, a university study suggests.
- Stadium becomes latest learning environment as sports degree launches - 06/03/2017
Students will swap a traditional campus for a state-of-the-art sports stadium when the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) runs a new degree programme from September.
- New era for degree apprenticeships as UWE takes lead in expanding provision - 06/03/2017
A new generation of professional apprentices will embark on degree-level courses at the University of the West of England this autumn as the university takes the lead in response to a Government drive to increase on-the-job education.
- Virtual simulation will test new transport services - 03/03/2017
As part of the Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment (MODLE) project, Transport Systems Catapult, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Esoterix Systems are developing a micro-simulation platform. The MODLE Simulation Platform gives new, dynamic insight into where people are moving to, from, how and why in much greater detail than previous transport modelling systems.
- Genomics teaching kits launch for pupils in West of England schools - 28/02/2017
The West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have partnered to develop an outreach activity on genomics for schools in the Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.
- US - Mexico borderland communities are resilient - says researcher - 28/02/2017
An academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) who has extensively studied communities on the borderlands between the US and Mexico, says these communities' strong cross-border cultural identity and economic ties make them undaunted by the possibility of a physical wall.
- Professors to play role in creating robots for dangerous nuclear sites - 28/02/2017
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a consortium which has received a £4.6 million grant to build a new generation of robots for use in nuclear sites.
- Does AI pose a threat to society? Full house for British Academy Debate - 23/02/2017
Wednesday 1 March, 18.30-20.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE Bristol will call for greater regulation of AI and awareness of safety and ethical concerns at a free event debating the hot topic of whether robots will ever take over from humans.
- Thousands of UWE Bristol students make a difference – Student Volunteering Week 2017 - 20/02/2017
Thousands of students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are making a difference in their local communities through volunteering.
- Report recommends BME led voluntary and community organisations for older people work closely with statutory services - 20/02/2017
Research funded by Bristol City Council and carried out by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with local groups found that BME (Black and other Minority Ethnic) community leaders are increasingly aware of how dementia affects many people from BME communities. The research found that community led VCSOs (Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations) are open to training and partnership working to enable them to provide better service to their members.
- UWE Bristol Alumni designs artwork and animations for Elbow album 'Little Fictions' - 17/02/2017
An illustrator who graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in 2007 has created artwork and animations for the latest Elbow album Little Fictions.
- Intrepid Wildlife Filmmaker takes on the ultimate endurance challenge - 16/02/2017
Katy Parrott, a recent MA Wildlife Filmmaking graduate from UWE Bristol signed up for the experience of a life time, beating off 1000s of other applicants to fly off to South Africa to star in the current BBC Two series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.
- Student talent applauded at UWE Bristol awards - 15/02/2017
Signing up for TV's toughest endurance challenge, painting an 80 sq. community mural and leading a successful art therapy club are just some of the successes of the finalists at this year's Celebrating UWE Talent awards.
- Lego at the ready as UWE Bristol prepares to host national robotics contest final - 10/02/2017
Aspiring young roboticists and engineers will gather at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to compete in the national finals of a Lego-based robotics contest.
- UWE Bristol students triple win at Regional RTS Awards - 09/02/2017
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) swept the board this year with a triple win in all three categories of factual, drama and animation at the Regional RTS West of England Awards.
- Stage set for world's first autonomous drone racing competition - 07/02/2017
Drone enthusiasts will descend on the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) for a world-first competition.
- UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students - 02/02/2017
In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.
- Growth in applications for places as UWE Bristol bucks national trend - 02/02/2017
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reported a strong year-on-year increase in applications for places as numbers have fallen nationally.
- UWE Bristol joins city-wide drive to reduce sugar consumption - 01/02/2017
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be encouraged to shun sugar as part of the city's Sugar Smart programme.
- Self-build projects can transform lives of homeless veterans, researchers find - 01/02/2017
A unique self-build project undertaken by homeless former military personnel has the potential to be expanded nationwide, according to experts from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).