- 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.
- Secret City sells out screenings
A film by a current lecturer and former professor from UWE Bristol, that lifts the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has sold out three screenings in Bristol and London.
Secret City was written by Lee Salter, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at UWE, and directed by Michael Channan, Professor of Film and Video at the University of Roehampton. The film uncovers the hidden history of the institutions at the heart of the economic crisis and shines a spot light on the complex relationships between these corporations, the Government, the Monarchy, the Church and Greater London, in terms of the global economy.
- Approval for Sainsbury's at Memorial means UWE Stadium will be built
Last night majority approval of 6 votes to 3 was given at City Hall at a meeting to discuss plans to build a Sainsbury's supermarket on the site of the current Memorial ground, the home of Bristol Rovers. The deal now gives Bristol Rovers the funding to build the stadium.
The approval means that, subject to Secretary of State sign off, the work will begin on the new UWE Stadium this summer.
- Tenner Tournament challenges UWE Bristol students and staff to 'grow money' for Deki microloan charity
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are being encouraged to take part in an unusual fundraising event, 'the Tenner Tournament', organised by Bristol based microloan charity Deki, that starts off with the charity donating a 'tenner' to those who agree to participate.
The challenge is to make as much money as possible from £10 in the month of February. The team or individual raising the most money with the initial £10 will win a prize of £250 in vouchers from Love2shop.
- Intelligent 3D image technology could enable targeted out-of-home advertising
Directed advertising is common in online shopping and in social media but is not currently an option in the out-of-home digital environment due to the technical challenges involved.
- UWE Bristol becomes CISI Centre of Excellence
The University of the West of England has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) which recognises the University as a Centre of Excellence in Finance teaching.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said.
- Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy in the next 20 years'
Britain's desire to be at the forefront of robotics research has been reinforced by universities minister David Willetts, who saw world-leading technology when he visited the Bristol Robotics Lab yesterday [Monday, 12 November].