VC Steve West addresses UWE Bristol students and staff before Article 50 triggered
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
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
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?
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.
Africa Week: a celebration of diversity, heritage and progress
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.
Graduate Filmmaker nominated for RTS West of England Award
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.
UWE Bristol and The Students' Union record best ever results at SW Fairtrade Business Awards
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.
Pre Higher Education Careers Service shortlisted for UK Career Development Award
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
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.
US - Mexico borderland communities are resilient - says researcher
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.
Does AI pose a threat to society? Full house for British Academy Debate
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.
Intrepid Wildlife Filmmaker takes on the ultimate endurance challenge
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
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.
UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students
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.
Free public lecture series brings top level business leaders to Bristol
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) announces the programme of speakers for the forthcoming Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
Now in its eighth year, the Bristol Distinguished Address Series is well regarded by the City's business community as the leading place to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.