- UWE Bristol buzzing with green initiatives for Bristol 2015
Honey bees on campus, student volunteers, music, debates, talks, conferences, and online learning are just some of the initiatives UWE Bristol is creating for Bristol 2015 as the European Green Capital.
Hundreds of students have become Green Leaders identifying, developing and supporting sustainability projects, tapping into the enthusiasm of students to create change, and offering them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and knowledge through activities and events.
- 2015 Varsity Series - 1625 Independent People chosen as charity beneficiary
Student Unions at both UWE Bristol and Bristol University have unanimously chosen local youth homelessness charity 1625 Independent People (1625ip) to benefit from funds raised during the 2015 Varsity Series.
- UWE graduate Laura helps in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone
Inspirational UWE Bristol microbiology graduate Laura Holding has recently returned from West Africa working with Save the Children UK to help deal with the Ebola crisis.
Laura graduated from UWE in 2013 with a master's degree in medical microbiology , which she found really useful in helping fight the disease. She worked at the first British-built treatment centre, based at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone, for 5 weeks conducting laboratory tests on patient samples to determine who is infected with the virus.
- UWE Bristol students named in most influential Bristolians under 24
Three UWE Bristol students have been included in Rife Magazine's 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.
Anna-May Richards, Silas Adekunle and Rhys Buchanan appear on the list in the Green, Technology and Media categories, respectively.
- Student volunteers take action to preserve green spaces
UWE Bristol student volunteers have started a new project 'GreenSpace' which aims to support green sites local to Frenchay campus. They will be focusing on two areas of woodland, Splatts Abbey Wood in South Gloucestershire and Sims Hill Community Woodland, on the Bristol side of campus.
- UWE Bristol student becomes number 1 squash player in the world
UWE Bristol student, Mohamed Elshorbagy, has topped the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) World Rankings, following his victory at the 2014 Delaware Investments US Open in Philadelphia.
Mohamed is based in Bristol whilst studying for his MSc in Finance at the University of the West of England, and is currently on a scholarship through UWE's High Performance Athlete Programme, which supports top performing athletes across all sports.
- UWE green intern boosts Bristol hotel's energy-saving credentials
Recent UWE Bristol graduate James Rogers has put local hotel Berwick Lodge on track to an energy-saving future after spending a month there as a green intern.
- Fashion graduate helps 'reclaim pink'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.