- UWE Bristol will be open as usual on 31 October 2013 - National Day of Action in HE
The unions, UCU (University and College Union), Unison and UNITE have voted to take nationwide HE sector strike action on 31 October 2013 on pay issues.
- UWE Bristol wins award for outstanding energy-saving achievements
UWE Bristol has been honoured with an award for 'Outstanding Achievement' for an impressive 10% in energy savings from 2009 – 2012.
The award was given by environmental champion Jonathon Porritt at the Carbon Champion Awards 2013, where a number of businesses and organisations in the West of England were recognised for their impressive contributions towards cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
- UWE Bristol gets green light for Masterplan
UWE Bristol's vision to build a university for the 21st Century came a step closer yesterday [ 6 June 2013] with outline planning permission for the University's Masterplan being granted by South Gloucestershire Council. The Masterplan aims to satisfy UWE's changing needs over the next 25 years with a range of building proposals supported by the necessary infrastructure.
- UWE Bristol Stadium closer to becoming built
UWE Bristol welcomes the news that Bristol City Council has been informed by the Secretary of State that he has approved the decision to grant planning permission to J Sainsbury's, for a mixed use development on the existing Bristol Rovers site.
- UWE Bristol double winners at Fairtrade Business Awards for second year in a row
UWE Bristol has won two awards for the second successive year at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by The Co-operative, were held at Bristol's Colston Hall and presented by chef and entrepreneur, Levi Roots on Friday 8 March.
The UWE Coffee Cart, a joint venture between UWE Bristol and UWE Student Union, beat off stiff competition to pick up the award for Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet, whilst the UWE Student Union shop won gold in the Best Fairtrade Retailer category.
- New £1 fare with launch of 3 stop rider on Bristol buses
Mayor George Ferguson will be the first 3 stop rider passenger at College Green on Thursday 7 March 2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have been working with Wessex buses to get fares down for Bristol passengers. Three stop journeys on all Wessex Red services will now cost just £1 with the new 3 stop rider fare.
- UWE Bristol media facilities now amongst best in UK
New flagship media facilities and equipment at UWE Bristol are amongst the best in HE in the UK, bringing practical benefits to students and to their learning.
The recently opened state-of the-art facilities costing £2.2 million enable students studying creative industry courses to develop hands-on skills that will prepare them for the competitive world of work.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good'
February is the month to feel good at UWE Bristol. Students are getting ready to avail themselves of a number of health and wellbeing events organised as part of 'Feel Good February'.
Now in its seventh successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing, by taking part in a range of activities and taster sessions.
- UWE Bristol offers 3D printing to all students
UWE Bristol is leading the way amongst UK universities by making 3D printing technology available to all students by locating a 3D printer in the main university library.
It is believed to be the first 3D printer in an academic library in the UK. The new initiative is made possible through a donation from 3D Systems Limited.
3D print technology, also known as additive layer manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology with applications in manufacturing, engineering and academic research. It is sometimes available to university students on relevant courses – such as creative product design or engineering courses. For example UWE Bristol already has 3D printers within the Faculty of Technology and in the leading Centre for Fine Print Research.
- New UWE Bristol mobile App gets rave reviews
The new App launched recently by UWE Bristol is already getting five star reviews from the Apple® App Store℠. After a softly, softly launch earlier this summer the UWE Mobile App is proving popular amongst students and will be of enormous interest to prospective applicants who need to learn more about the university.
- Cheswick Bus Link set to improve journey times and reduce delays
THE DRIVE to upgrade and improve bus services in South Gloucestershire and the Greater Bristol area takes a further step forward today (17 September) with the official opening of the Cheswick Bus Link in Stoke Gifford.
- Hello+Welcome to new UWE students
6000 new students will be guaranteed a warm reception at UWE Bristol this weekend (15-16 September), as the University opens its doors for the annual 'Welcome Weekend' event.
- UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event
UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.
- UWE Bristol invests £13m support for students who are missing out on higher education
UWE Bristol is committing £13 million a year to reach out and support students who despite obtaining the qualifications are still missing out on higher education because of their background.
- 'Have-a-go' graffiti at T4 with UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol is offering T4 festival-goers an exciting opportunity to have-a-go at graffiti with one of Bristol's best known street artists Silent Hobo at T4 on the beach on 1 July 2012 at Weston-super-Mare.