- UWE Bristol students reach top five in House of Illustration Competition
Two students currently studying Illustration at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won the runners-up prize (£500) in the House of Illustration Competition, run in partnership with the Folio Society. This competition is open to professional illustrators as well as students, consequently they were up against some tough and talented competition. The other three finalists are all professional illustrators.
- Exposing the dirty secret behind the construction hoarding and scaffolding
A new book co-authored by Phil Chamberlain from UWE Bristol names and shames those who orchestrated the blacklisting of thousands in the construction industry.
Entitled Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists, the book is by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, who is Associate Head of UWE's Department for Broadcast and Journalism.
- Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces
The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.
Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between UWE Bristol and the Bristol Parks Forum, the umbrella organisation for Bristol's network of community and volunteer-led parks groups.
- Six UWE students nominated in RTS Student Awards
UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the animation category of the RTS West of England Student | Awards 2014, replicating last year's success of three out of three nominations in the category.
- UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film
The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.
- Arnolfini and UWE Bristol announce new partnership
Arnolfini and UWE Bristol are working on an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol. The partnership, which will be agreed in full in spring, will see the two organisations sharing resources and facilities and collaborating on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and academic research. The combined creativity and resources of both organisations will enable both institutions to offer a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and other activities to an increased audience.
- National Photography award success for UWE Bristol's, Angus Fraser
Angus Fraser, Senior Lecturer – Photography at UWE Bristol has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 in its inaugural year. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers' Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was recently announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers' Gallery.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- UWE Bristol students named in most influential Bristolians under 24
Three UWE Bristol students have been included in Rife Magazine's 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.
Anna-May Richards, Silas Adekunle and Rhys Buchanan appear on the list in the Green, Technology and Media categories, respectively.
- UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre launches cookbook of recipes for creating new tech platforms
How can a hop, skip and a jump unlock a story?
How could the spirits of a place send you a text?
What would it be like to have a social media pet?
Anyone who has ever asked a question like this needs The Pervasive Media Cookbook – a collection of tech recipes where designers, engineers, artists and performers create new platforms to deliver art, entertainment and education to new audiences in new ways.
- Animation interns celebrate Children's BAFTA film nomination for Disney film with Arthur Cox
Animation graduates from UWE Bristol are delighted that 'Nina needs to Go' a film they worked on with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol, was recently nominated for a British Academy Children's Award.
- New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched
A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.
- Cary Comes Home - UWE Bristol supports first festival for Bristol screen icon
Vintage clothing, red carpets and paparazzi, students and staff from UWE Bristol are helping to recreate some old style Hollywood glamour in bringing Bristol's favourite son, Cary Grant back to our screens at the Bristol Hippodrome, as part of a two day festival in the city, Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend (11-12 October 2014).
UWE Bristol is a major festival sponsor, working with The Bristol Hippodrome and Watershed to host this inaugural festival celebrating how Bristol-born, Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. The event includes talks, tours, cocktails and film-making challenge.
- UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition
A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won £1,000 as runner up in a national competition called Love | Learning run by UCAS that attracted over 2,500 entrants. Emma Leaper is studying Fine Art and she specialises in conceptual sculpture that looks at the intersection between art therapy and contemporary art.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to David Rose
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Rose in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and television.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 24 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.