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.
Student volunteers spread Christmas cheer through technology
Staff and students at Luckwell Primary School in Bedminster have been inspired by technology through a student led project at UWE Bristol.
"They were so friendly and so kind and they really helped me out..."
An animated Clearing advice video, produced by a UWE Bristol animation alumnus, and voiced by Hannah Regean, a current Biomedical Science student who went through the process, is just one of the many sources of information and advice the University has created, in order to make Clearing as simple and painless as possible for prospective students.
Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies
Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.
Flying high:aerospace engineering student honoured by The Royal Aeronautical Society
Charlie Muir, a third year MEng Aerospace Engineering student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) continues to receive plaudits from the aeronautical community as the current winner of The Royal Aeronautical Society's Under 25 NE Rowe Award.
UWE Gloucester – Open Day for nursing courses
Saturday 18 June 2016 10:00-15:00
The Open Day is a chance to find out about careers in Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing at the Gloucester Campus of the University of the West of England, in the Alexandra Warehouse at Gloucester Docks.
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.
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.
Dr Jeanette Sakel is named Routledge Linguistics Author of the Month
Routledge Language and Linguistics has honoured Dr Jeanette Sakel, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and researcher in the Bristol Centre for Linguistics with the accolade of Routledge Author of the Month for February 2016.
World class: UWE Bristol's music technology courses of 'international standing'
Music technology courses at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been declared 'amongst the best in the UK and of international standing' after an inspection by industry assessors.
London Fashion Week:Fashion Student shortlisted for 2016 FAD Finals
Eleana Burrows, a year two Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at a catwalk final at London Fashion Week (19-23 Feb). She's one of 17 finalists from 16 universities across the UK, competing in a competition organised by the fashion charity, Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
UWE Professor Ron Ritchie awarded OBE for services to education in Bristol
Professor Ron Ritchie has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours for his services to education in various roles including chairman of the Cabot Learning Federation academies trust and lately Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.
UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Professor Ron Ritchie
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to Professor Ron Ritchie in recognition of his academic contributions to the University.