- No need to feel left out if there's a robot about
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is joining other leading research institutions in a new project looking at how remotely operated robots could enable people to take part in public spaces – without actually being there.
- Bristol Robotics Lab to help train next generation of engineers and scientists
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol will be hosting a new joint Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will train at least 50 PhD engineering and science students over the next eight years.
The new Centre in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems, known as FARSCOPE, will be led by Dr Arthur Richards of the University of Bristol and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The new Centre will be based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), an existing joint venture between the two Universities.
- Learning by doing; UWE Bristol runs new course for budding entrepreneurs
A new course at UWE Bristol aimed at producing graduates with degrees plus experience of running their own businesses has just welcomed its first cohort of 37 students.
The course structure is ground-breaking – no classrooms, compulsory lectures or exams - and has been introduced to the UK for the first time this year. Called Team Entrepreneurship, the degree course is based on methods pioneered in Finland and also run successfully in Spain and Hungary, and has been described as a revolution in management education.
- UWE Bristol students and staff to benefit from signing of agreement with Santander
Scholarships, travel bursaries, enterprise prizes and internships are among the benefits that UWE Bristol will receive as part of the partnership agreement with Santander Universities Global Division which will be signed this week. The three year agreement, which amounts to £40,000 per year for a three year period with an additional £15,000 to support internships in the first year, will focus on international exchange, entrepreneurial activities and the mobility of students and researchers within universities that already partner with Santander.
- danceroom Spectroscopy project wins fifth award for innovation
Dr Tom Mitchell from UWE Bristol, an integral member of the team who developed danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), collected two Media Innovation awards for the project last night. Tom said, “This is the fifth award that we have won this year for the danceroom Spectroscopy project, we are all absolutely delighted.”
- UWE squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy celebrates first senior world series triumph
Congratulations to UWE Bristol Business student Mohamed Elshorbagy, who has just won the Senior World Men's Squash Championships in Doha, Qatar.
He won the first PSA World Series title of his career at the Qatar Classic on November 16. The squash star, aged just 22, beat current world champion Nick Matthew, 11 years his senior.
- International historian speaks on women and slavery
'Women, Slavery and Resistance in the Caribbean'
Thursday 17 October, 18:00-19:30, MShed Bristol, free to all.
UWE Bristol and the Neil Edmunds Memorial Fund are proud to present a lecture by Professor Bernard Moitt from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), hosted by the MShed.
- UWE Students' Union and UWE Bristol welcomes students to biggest-ever Freshers' Fair
Around 10,000 UWE Bristol students are expected to attend Freshers' Fair at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus on Friday 20 September 2013.
The Freshers' Fair, hosted by the University Students' Union (UWESU) is the biggest in the UK, filling the 4,000 m2 ECC. Over 250 UWESU sports clubs, societies, networks and commercial stalls create a vibrant and exiting environment for new and returning students.
- UWE Bristol welcomes Nigerian students
A group of 36 Nigerian students are spending a few days in Bristol to find out more about studying at the University of the West of England. The students, a group of 31 female and 5 male students have all graduated from the Covenant University Nigeria, and are looking to study for their Masters degrees at a UK university.
Jimi Ogunnusi, UWE Bristol's Regional Director for Africa and a Nigerian national, has organised the four-day taster tour of Bristol, he says, “It's great to be able to show the students a city that I have come to know and love. The group are currently touring a number of universities around the UK to help make a decision about what their next step should be.
- UWE links up with Deki to supply recycled PCs for internet cafes in Africa
A shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in the West African country of Togo after an eight week journey by sea. The recycled equipment was refurbished by student volunteers from UWE Bristol.
They are currently being unpacked and installed to equip two internet cafes in the capital Lome. The cafe project is an initiative of Bristol-based microfinance charity Deki.
- Young engineer from South Africa wins BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship to study at UWE
Beverly Singh, a young engineer from Port Elizabeth has won the first BLOODHOUND SSC Chevening Scholarship in South Africa. She will join the Bloodhound engineering team in Bristol during September 2013 and at the same time begin an Engineering Master's course at UWE Bristol.
The BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship programme was announced in November 2012 by UK Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds MP, and this kicked off the application process for South African engineering graduates through their universities and engineering organisations.
- Bristol – a showcase for sustainability shared with European students
Hot on the heels of Bristol winning the title of European Green Capital, 48 students and 17 tutors from nine European cities are being hosted by UWE Bristol to enjoy a two-week intensive programme on the theme of 'Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Hopeful Pathways for Preferable Local and Global Futures'.
- UWE Bristol prepares students taking part in Thailand English Teaching Project
On Friday 21 June, UWE Bristol hosted a pre-departure briefing for students from across the UK taking part in the Thailand English Teaching Project (TET). The programme, piloted in 2012 and run by the British Council and the Ministry of Education in Thailand, offers students and recent graduates from participating universities the chance to work as an English language assistant with a Thai teacher, supporting classroom based learning as well as additional activities outside of school hours.
- First International careers website takes centre stage at National conference London 26 June 2013
Gradlink UK, the first ever web based careers information resource designed especially for Chinese, Malaysian and Indian graduates that was developed at UWE Bristol, will take centre stage at Chopsticks Club International Careers Fair in London on 26 June 2013.
Gradlink UK is a unique specialist careers website linking employers with Chinese, Indian and Malaysian students who are studying across the UK and are looking to work in their home country. It is a service for students across the UK and is free for all.
- UWE Bristol graduate returns to volunteer in Rwanda 20 years after being adopted from an orphanage
Louise talks about her plan to return to Rwanda – http://youtu.be/NezLi7m4r68
A graduate and Students' Union Sabbatical Officer from UWE Bristol, who was once an orphan in a Rwandan orphanage, is going to return to Kigali this summer for the first time since she was adopted by French parents in 1993.
Louise Goux-Wirth is going to spend three months volunteering in an orphanage in a quest to find out more about her cultural heritage and to give something back to the country where she was born.