- 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.
- Best in the West: Investment in green travel earns UWE regional prize
A commitment to promoting green forms of travel has helped the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) land a regional award.
- Green Gown Awards: UWE Bristol nominated across two categories
UWE Bristol has been nominated across two categories in the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Green Gown Awards. The 2015 Awards will be held at Brunel's Passenger Shed on 26 November 2015, and are of particular significance in the year that Bristol is designated European Green Capital.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Malcolm Shepherd CBE
UWE Bristol has awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Malcolm Shepherd CBE in recognition of his contribution towards Transport, Society and the Environment.
- A journey through UWE's Big Green Week
UWE Big Green Week is the University's annual festival of eco ideas, events and smart living. It is a great opportunity to meet others, learn something new, get inspired and have fun.
- WHOLE EARTH? exhibition unveiled at UWE
One of UWE Bristol's busiest thoroughfares has been transformed into a huge outdoor art gallery aimed at encouraging students to think about some of the toughest challenges facing the world.
- Students saddle up on bikes named after iconic Bristol streets in UWE's first cycle hire scheme
Cycling provision at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being expanded as it aims to become one of the most bike-friendly universities in the UK.
- Wellcome Trust funds research into healthy urban development
An international academic consortium has been awarded major funding from the Wellcome Trust to identify the factors that will help our cities to thrive against the challenging backdrop of an escalating global population, depleting resources and serious health and environmental concerns.
- Massive interest in UWE Bristol's 'Green' MOOC
The first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by UWE Bristol 'Our Green City: Global Challenges, Bristol Solutions' is proving to be hugely popular, with almost 700 people registered since the launch in June this year.
The free online course offers community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a 'Green City', with the course going live on 14 September 2015. UWE is urging anyone who may not yet have heard about this fantastic free opportunity to sign up and gain a deeper understanding into the many organisations and projects that go into 'greening a city' as well as getting a view of Bristol's year as the European Green Capital.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival
Toilets have always been one of the big talking points at Glastonbury, but this year the festival audience are being invited to put their pee to good use by providing fuel for the 'Pee Power' project. The project is led by the Bristol | BioEnergy Centre in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with Oxfam and Dunster House.
- New video shows how UWE Bristol helps African communities to access safe water supplies
Academics and students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been contributing to a research programme that helps to provide African communities with access to safer water supplies as part of the UWE – Africa Water Security Programme now in its third year and operating in a number of East African countries.
- UWE Bristol students evaluating energy use and recycling management at Glastonbury Festival
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are working with the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to help with a project looking at the use of energy and recycling management on the festival site.
- Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.
- UWE launches first MOOC - What makes a Green city?
A free online course is being launched by UWE Bristol offering community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a 'Green City'. UWE Bristol is a leader in sustainable education and this new initiative is the first of its type to be launched linked to a European Green Capital City.