- 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 design lecturer uses novel Hummingbird corkscrew design to teach students
A beautiful corkscrew that resembles a hummingbird created by UWE Bristol lecturer, designer and inventor Phil Bommer will take on a starring role in product design lectures at UWE Bristol this year.
- Job dissatisfaction encourages workers to choose temping
The unhappiness of being in a bad job is strongly linked to people's decision to leave permanent work for the uncertain world of temporary employment, says new research.
- UWE Bristol led Environmental iNet goes from strength to strength
The Environmental iNet, one of three innovation support projects led by UWE Bristol, has now amassed over 1,200 network subscribers. The venture was set up in 2011, along with similar projects in Microelectronics and Biomedical Sciences, with the specific intention of assisting regional businesses in realising their potential through sharing expertise and knowledge. The Environmental iNet has now provided over 400 businesses with one-to-one support, with over 260 receiving 12 hours or more.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Mary Prior MBE DStJ JP
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Mary Prior MBE DStJ JP in recognition of her remarkable record of public and charitable service and her outstanding business career.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Thursday 25 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Stephen Fear
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Fear in recognition of his significant contribution to enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 24 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- Do supermarkets use loyalty cards to exert power over 'unruly' customers?
Are customers always right, or do their choices – when captured by the technology of loyalty cards – in fact enable producers to gain subtle forms of control over them?
That is the paradox revealed by Antony Beckett's analysis of loyalty cards and of the balance of power between customers and retailers.
- You're hired! UWE through to finals of National Student Apprentice competition
Budding entrepreneurs from UWE Bristol have made it through to the finals of the National Student Apprentice competition in London on 20 June.
The team of four UWE students - Sam Venning, Dana Riedner, Sam Abbott and Laura Osbourne - came top out of ten South West universities in the regional heats. The Apprentice-style tasks including getting the best deals on buying typical Bristol items, selling art publications, and creating a plan to build a successful business.
- £1.2m personal data project could shape services and products to individuals
An academic at UWE Bristol is part of a new research project to create a physical personal digital repository that will record and hold data on both a person's digital footprint and the physical patterns of their daily home life. The repository is owned by the individual (much like money in our banks) and could be used to trade and shape future services and products to individuals. The research is led by WMG at the University of Warwick.
- Undergraduate Internship Scheme launches for second year
UWE Bristol's Undergraduate Internship scheme is now entering its second year after a triumphant first year.
The internship programme, which was launched on 4 March 2013, encourages students in their first and second year of study, as well as returning students in their third year, to embark on 8 week internships at organisations within their field of interest.
- Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament raises almost £2k
The Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament held recently to raise awareness of the Deki charity and to challenge participants to grow a tenner into more funds has been a resounding success raising almost £2,000.
- 'You're hired!' UWE Bristol students to compete in SW 'Student Apprentice'
Students at UWE Bristol are preparing to take part in a two day competition run by UWE InnovEnterS as part of the National Student Apprentice Campaign.
The Regional Student Apprentice competition, which will take place on 23 and 24 March 2013 across UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus and Friska on Queens Rd, pits student teams of four against each other in a series of 'Apprentice' style tasks that will test their ability to sell, design, market, pitch and even create a business. Representatives from businesses across the South West will develop, execute and judge each task, with the teams solving problems based on real life scenarios.
- UWE takes part in £3.75m Innovation Voucher scheme to support South West SMEs
Small to medium sized companies in the South West can now get support to access UWE Bristol's expertise, helping them to innovate and grow. Under an exciting new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) scheme, businesses can use subsidised vouchers to purchase academic support and research support from universities, colleges and public research bodies.
- Tasty tie-up between UWE and The Bart Ingredient Company aims to increase product range
A new partnership signed between UWE Bristol and Bristol-based company The Bart Ingredient Company will lead to a wider product range, more efficient manufacturing and improved stock control.
The government supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is worth £120,000 over a two-year period. KTPs involve a three-way link-up between a company, a University and a recent graduate to undertake a specific project.
- Digital music: 28% is pirated - how the industry can fight back
New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as HMV.
Recently published results from ten countries showed the level of illegal downloads ranged from 14% in Germany to 44% in Spain.