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  • Fashion graduate helps 'reclaim pink' - 17/09/2014

    An image created by Nia Samuel-Johnson, a UWE Bristol Fashion graduate, has been included as the lead image in a recent article in the influential Life and Style section of the Guardian.

  • Sporting talent celebrated in new Wall of Fame at UWE Bristol - 09/09/2014

    Rower Pete Reed (Double Olympic Gold medallist); Footballer Stef Oliver (Republic of Ireland International);Squash player Mohammed el-Shorbagy (PSA World No.3) and current student Rory Kavanagh (World Championship Bronze medallist in Karate - (Kumite) are just four of the 29 athletes whose achievements are to be celebrated on the Centre for Sport's new Wall of Fame.

  • UWE students run summer pop-up shop in Bedminster - 19/08/2014

    10am - 4pm Monday - Friday 123 East Street, Bedminster

    Enterprising students from UWE Bristol have made the most of their summer break by turning an empty shop in Bedminster's East Street into a pop-up shop open until 31 August.

    They have gone into partnership with local businesses and the community, to provide affordable products and services unavailable locally. For the first two weeks there was Bambini Hub, providing kids' activities such as making cup animals, tutus and musical instruments or face painting. This week and next week there is a specialist bike and repair shop.

  • Beyond Human – UWE Bristol graduate explores super senses of animal world for new BBC series - 19/08/2014

    MSc Science Communication graduate and biologist, Patrick Aryee, in his first presenting role will reveal how animals sense their world in ways far beyond our human capabilities, in the first of a three part series – Beyond Human – to be broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday 19 August at 21.00.

    Produced by the Bristol-based Natural History Unit, Patrick and co-presenter, physicist Helen Czerski, take science out of the lab, travelling five continents to conduct an array of demonstrations and experiments out in the wild to reveal the amazing 'super senses' of the animal world.

  • Out of this world – UWE Bristol Physiotherapy graduate secures internship at the European Space Agency - 15/08/2014

    Rosalind West, a newly qualified BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy graduate from UWE Bristol has recently returned from putting her skills to the test, as part of the Space Medicine Office Team, on a prestigious three month internship at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.

  • UWE Bristol Graduate unlocks secret to better golf - 01/08/2014

    Dr Nicky Lumb, a UWE Bristol PhD Graduate and PGA professional golfer is set to help elite level golfers improve their chances of success after highlighting huge potential for improving results through better practice.

  • UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition - 01/08/2014

    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 graduate designs rugged tablets for emergency services and mobile workforces - 30/07/2014

    Hywel Vaughan, a Product Design Technology Graduate from UWE Bristol is using his expertise to design a rugged tablet PC and convertible laptops for frontline users in the emergency services, as part of his role at Tetratab, a company that specialises in supplying tough technology to mobile workforces around the world.

  • UWE Bristol students gear up for world's largest student motorsport competition - 09/07/2014

    Students from UWE Bristol are readying themselves to race in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.

    UWE Spires Racing, comprised of 70 students from multiple disciplines across the University, will be one of the 114 teams from 38 different countries lining up on the grid at the event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

  • Ctrl Alt Donate - UWE Bristol video gamers celebrate charity event success - 03/07/2014

    UWE Bristol students will present over £700 worth of games to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on Friday 4 July 2014, raised through Ctrl Alt Donate – a 25 hour gaming event held at the UWESU Students Union on Frenchay Campus.

  • Student Leadership Programme puts on Masterclass in aid of Tanzanian School - 19/06/2014

    Wisdom regained: a Masterclass in leadership from the Masai People

    The Clifton Pavillion, Bristol Zoo, 18:00 – 22:00

    The students currently enrolled on the UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Programme (VCSL) have organised a unique event for the local businesses and leaders of the South West, in aid of the children of the Morogoro School in Tanzania.

  • Cinematographer Ben Smithard to speak at UWE Bristol London Graduate Show - 19/06/2014

    Guest Lecture: Saturday 21 June from 13:00 – 15:00

    Venue: The Bargehouse (4th Floor) South Bank, London SE1 9PH

    London Graduate Show: 19 – 22 June 2014,The Bargehouse, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

    Talented graduates from UWE Bristol's BA (Hons) Photography, Filmmaking and Creative Media (FCM) and Animation courses will be joined by renowned Cinematographer Ben Smithard BSC at their London Graduate Show as part of celebrations to mark 20 years of graduating students from the FCM course.

  • euRathlon 2015 sets sea robotics challenge in the wake of Fukushima - 06/06/2014

    The euRathlon 2014 sea robotics competition will challenge teams of students and engineers to perform autonomous missions in the marine environment in scenarios inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident.

  • OmniDynamics launch crowdfunding campaign to support innovative 3D printer accessory - 28/05/2014

    A chance meeting at the UWE Bristol canteen has brought together two sets of entrepreneurial students to launch a crowdfunding campaign, to bring to market an innovative 3D printer accessory.

    Strooder, a plastic filament extruder has been designed by year two robotic engineering students, David Graves and Gregory Gruzecki, founders of OmniDynamics. This cost effective, versatile device aims to bring down the cost of home 3D printing, by enabling users to produce their own filament (3D printing ink).

  • Eye in the sky: student pilots remote control helicopter with video capabilities - 22/05/2014

    A Gloucester video and motion graphics company has taken on a UWE Bristol student to pilot a new multi-rotor video helicopter.

    The Bexcopter is a lightweight six-rotor helicopter, capable of carrying a video camera underneath it's frame, and can be used to capture stunning aerial footage of landscapes and properties.

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