New graduate conversion course to be offered in Building Services Engineering
UWE Bristol has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to create a new graduate conversion course in Building Services Engineering. One of 28 projects awarded a share of £1.7 million to retrain graduates to meet the economy's growing demand for engineers, data science and cybersecurity experts.
UWE Bristol delighted to host the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 20th Annual Conference
The 20th annual conference organised by the EAUC will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 25 and 26 May 2016.
The conference “Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities” will bring 300 sustainability academics, professionals and students to the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Project Zulu choir returns to wow UK audiences
After the huge success of their 2013 and 2015 UK choir tours, the inspirational Project Zulu choir from the Madadeni Township, South Africa have just returned to the UK for a four week tour to entertain audiences in Bristol and beyond with their incredible talent.
Supported by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Atlas Foundation, Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from six partner schools in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
Eddie Izzard to give talk on Europe at UWE Bristol
27 May 2016, 14:00 – 15:00, Exhibition and Conference Centre
Eddie Izzard is coming to give a talk at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) as part of a mammoth tour which will see the actor and comedian visit 31 cities in 31 days.
Young people's voices at the heart of campaign to end FGM in Bristol
Bristol's new mayor is joining young people, key organisations, professionals and community figures from across Bristol to renew calls for a zero tolerance approach to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
An official launch event is taking place this week at the University of the West of England (13 May) to kick off a series of activities happening before the summer holidays, when girls are thought to be most at risk.
International Nursing Day – UWE Bristol celebrates 2016 achievements
It is International Nursing day and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has much to celebrate with 2016 already seeing some significant achievements by its nursing students.
Students have been shortlisted for several national prizes already this year and one student received a standing ovation when he gave emergency CPR to a woman who went into cardiac arrest at the Hippodrome theatre.
£50 million UWE Business and Law building is a step closer
The new £50 million Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) is a step closer to completion.
The new state-of-the-art building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of the University's campus development plan to build a University for the 21st Century.
New training could help health workers support millions across Europe with body image fears
New training developed by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) could help the next generation of health workers support millions of patients across Europe burdened by 'visible differences' and body image fears.
Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?
How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.
Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.
Gradlink helps reverse brain drain from Africa
An award-winning international careers website that was set up at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is helping to reverse Africa's brain-drain. Currently the estimated cost to Africa is around $4 billion annually because many African graduates choose to work in developed areas of the world.
CAD knowledge key to placement success for Creative Product Design student
Equipping students in advance with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills needed for a year in industry, was a key factor in Creative Product Design student, Justin Ireland successfully securing a placement at the Bristol offices of world-leading Graphic Packaging International.
UWE Bristol VC says remaining in the EU is vital for our universities and our communities
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is emphatic that staying in the EU is critically important not just for the future of our universities but for our regions, communities, business and trade.
International Science Writing Competition 2016 launched
From 31 March to 24 June 2016 – aspiring science writers from across the globe are invited to write and submit a 700-word article on “The Next Big Thing in Science” to this year's 2016 UWE SCU Science Writing Competition.
Organised by the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in conjunction with BBC Focus Magazine and the Royal Institution, the competition is a high profile opportunity for non-professional science writers to showcase their talent.
Financing British Companies: evolution or revolution?
Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, sets out his thoughts on the financing of British Companies at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 9 March 2016.
Exploring the future of 'Behaviour Change' in landmark new book
Book launch – 4 March 2016, 12-14.00, Frenchay Campus, Room 3B067. Free lunch but registration required.
The new book 'Beyond behaviour change: Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions' will be launched on 4 March 2016, introduced by Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School.
The book, edited by Dr Fiona Spotswood from The Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is one of the first to bring together insights from leading academics and thinkers in 'behaviour change' across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment.