- UWE Bristol rowers abandon Atlantic Challenge after an incredible 1,000 mile adventure
Two brave students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have had to call it day in their attempt to row across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua as part of the Talisker Grand Atlantic Challenge. After more than 90 days at sea on a journey that has been beset with problems the rowing duo for team Inspirational Friends has had to abandon their attempt. They are currently sailing to Canada on a Belgian ship and should reach land in the next couple of weeks.
- UWE Bristol students out in force for Student Volunteering Week - 24 February to 2 March 2014
UWE Bristol student volunteers are heading out into their community to mark Student Volunteering Week. They will be helping two Bristol organisations in the North and the South of the City, Filton Community Garden and Windmill Hill City Farm.
UWE Volunteering and UWESU have been running an 'I Love Volunteering' campaign throughout February to encourage students to get involved in a range of volunteering roles.
- UWE Bristol Fashion student is finalist of FAD competition at London Fashion Week
Hattie Buckwell, a final year Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at London Fashion Week (14-18 Feb)as part of a competition organised by the fashion charity Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
As one of 16 finalists from 10 universities across the UK, Hattie will present her designs at the exclusive Fashion Scout catwalk show on 18 February.
- UWE Bristol's Team Entrepreneurs present Uni Wars - Battle of Bristol
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Uni Wars – Battle of Bristol is the first event organised by The Student Company, a team of aspiring entrepreneurs on UWE Bristol's innovative BA Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree.
The event will see students from UWE Bristol and University of Bristol embracing the friendly local rivalry in a series of games and challenges throughout the night.
- UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers capture all the fun of Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year celebrations were in full swing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at the weekend. Now Bristolians can relive the fun by watching a short film of the community events captured by UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers.
- UWE Bristol graduate President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in its centenary year
UWE Bristol graduate Cath Ranson has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its centenary year in central London. Cath is the first President to have graduated from the former Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE Bristol) where she studied part time for a postgraduate diploma in Town and Country Planning, graduating in 1983.
- Social Netball flying at UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol has been selected by England Netball to be part of the University Netball Officer Programme.
A University Netball Officer (UNO) is a student volunteer that is empowered, supported and deployed by England Netball in conjunction the UWE sports development team, through the UWE EDGE sports volunteering programme. Their aim is to develop and deliver a programme of netball activities that encourage more students to keep active by participating in netball. The EDGE programme aims to enable the UNO to develop their own employable and transferrable skills ready for their future career in their chosen field.
- UWE graduate co-directs John Lewis Christmas advert
Two graduates from the University of the West of England were part of the team that created the latest John Lewis Christmas advert, Elliot Dear as Co-Director and Ben Lole as Production Coordinator. Both graduated from UWE Bristol in 2009, Elliott Dear in Animation and Illustration and Ben Lole in Media Practice and Animation.
- Guest lecture from Hurricane Media MD lands UWE student highly prized job
Dan Jones, who studied Filmmaking and Creative Media at UWE, landed a much sought-after role in the media industry immediately on graduation thanks to attending a guest lecture from Hurricane Media MD, Jon Mowat.
Dan, who is now a Production and Edit Assistant atHurricane, and Jon were invited back to UWE recently by lecturer Abigail Davies to share advice on how to make it in such a competitive industry.
- UWE graduate wins Bristol Law Student of the Year award
One of UWE Bristol's recently-graduated Law students, Elffin Farnon-Turner, has been selected as 2013 Law Student of the Year by the Bristol Law Society.
Elffin, who graduated with a first class honours degree, won the award for his hard work whilst studying at UWE. During this time he also played a leading role in setting up and managing a project to provide pro bono legal representation for clients whose disability benefits had been stopped.
- UWE students about to set-off on Atlantic rowing challenge
On 17 November two UWE Bristol students Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton are taking on the biggest challenge of their lives as they depart the UK for La Gomera in the Canary Islands to take part in the Tallisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
The race starts on 2 December and will see the students set out to row 3,000 nautical miles in Sedulous a carbon fibre boat just seven metres long rammed full with over 2,000 packets of energy rich food, a solar powered water maker and state of the art communications kit.
- Give me five - UWE Student named Radiographer of the year
Lucy Austin is the UK Therapeutic Student Radiographer of the Year – making it five awards in six years for UWE Bristol's student Radiographers. The award, which recognises outstanding achievements during education and training, will be presented to Lucy by representatives from the Society of Radiographersduring a ceremony held at the House of Commons in November. Lucy will also receive £250 and a digital camera from Fujifilm, who sponsor the event, as part of her prize.
- Nursing student wins coveted UWE bursary
A former Bridgwater College student has been awarded the first prize of the coveted Rod Coleman Memorial Bursary from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). This award will provide financial support over 3 years to help him in his studies.
- UWE alumni create their own property 'bubble'
Aidan Rushby and Logan Hall, who both completed an MBA at UWE Bristol, have recently launched their own business; Movebubble.
Movebubble is an online property website that aims to make moving home as easy as possible for all involved. By bringing tenants, landlords and tradespeople together on one website, and allowing them to communicate and interact with each other, Movebubble hopes to provide an alternative to the traditional letting model that will save users considerable time and money.
Once registered, 'renters', 'owners' and 'traders' build up a 'Movebubbl
- UWE Students' Union and UWE Bristol welcomes students to biggest-ever Freshers' Fair
Around 10,000 UWE Bristol students are expected to attend Freshers' Fair at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus on Friday 20 September 2013.
The Freshers' Fair, hosted by the University Students' Union (UWESU) is the biggest in the UK, filling the 4,000 m2 ECC. Over 250 UWESU sports clubs, societies, networks and commercial stalls create a vibrant and exiting environment for new and returning students.