- Bristol law students win £1m in welfare benefits for clients
Student volunteers, including UWE Bristol students, at the Avon and Bristol Law Centre have reached £1 million in welfare benefits won for people wrongly declared fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions.
£17 billion in welfare cuts were made by the last government and £12 billion more is due to be slashed over the next 3 years. At the same time, legal aid has been all but eradicated for people who want to challenge changes to their benefit entitlement. In Bristol, law students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Law are helping to fill the void of much needed legal advice.
- UWE alumnus grows successful healthcare company
A healthcare firm set up by a former University of the West of England student is set to see the company's turnover increase 16-fold this year - after getting outside help to manage cash-flow.
- Reinventing the wallet, UWE design graduate develops wallet of the future
A UWE Bristol Creative Product Design (CPD) graduate has produced a slim line alternative to the traditional wallet, capable of safely carrying up to 8 cards and notes, whilst simultaneously protecting contactless cards from fraud.
James Dunlop, founder of imossi, that produces the wallets, graduated with a first in CPD in 2006. Since then he has worked on a number of design projects, including an eco-friendly tent made from recycled plastic and recycled cardboard, designed to combat the vast amount of discarded tents at music festivals around the world. James is now working to bring the N1 wallet to life via the crowdfunding website KickStarter.
- Nursing student to attend Global Village for Future Leaders
Julie Pei, a nursing student at UWE Bristol, has recently won a place on the prestigious 'Global Village for Future Leaders' programme, held each year at Lehigh University in the United States.
The acclaimed course, which runs for five weeks, sees over 100 students from over 45 countries gather on the University's campus to develop their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills, as part of a multi-cultural and multi-national cohort.
- UWE students design new Bristol Pounds
Two of the new designs for the #NewBristolPounds released on Wednesday 1 July  are by students from UWE Bristol.
The competition received over 300 entries from artists, amateur and professional, and school children. An independent panel of eight judges selected the eight designs to feature on the new paper Bristol Pounds.
- Bristol celebrates the Green Capital's first Student Change Maker awards
Bristol's first student Change Makers were recognised in an award ceremony earlier this month. The awards celebrate the important role that students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol are playing in Bristol's European Green Capital year.
- Skin cancer detection kit, safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy
Environment and Technology Degree Show 2015, Friday 5 to Saturday 16 June 2015, R Block, Frenchay Campus.
A skin cancer detection kit for older men, a safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy that allows parents to interact with their children from the workplace are three of the most exciting and innovative exhibits at this year's Environment and Technology Degree Show.
- Award successes for UWE Bristol Graphic Design students
Graphic Design Students at UWE Bristol have been recognised nationally and internationally in the RSA Student Design Awards and the International Society of Typographic Designers Student Asseeement (ISTD).
Six final year UWE students on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme have won prestigious national awards in the RSA Student Design Awards, which provide financial and practical assistance to student designers starting out in their careers.
- UWE Bristol graduates nominated for RTS Student Award
Filmmaking graduates Hugo Pettitt and Hannah Bush Bailey have received a prestigious nomination from the National RTS Student Television Awards, for their final year documentary 'The Invisible School'.
The talented duo who graduated in BA (Hons) Filmmaking from UWE Bristol in 2014 are one of three finalists in the Undergraduate Factual Category, having previously been named winners at this year's RTS West of England Student Awards 2014.
- UWE Bristol alumni create app to help you decide who to vote for
Two alumni from the University of the West of England, (UWE Bristol), have created an app called 'Hive politics' that will help people to decide who to vote for during the run up to the general election. Gavin Harris graduated in Computing and IS in 2005 and Leon Bancroft in Law a year earlier.
- Bristol celebrates the impact of student volunteers as part of national campaign
Students at UWE Bristol are joining a national campaign to celebrate the impact that students create in their communities through volunteering.
Research by the National Union of Students (NUS) estimates that 725,000 students volunteer for an average of 44 hours a year. This is the equivalent contribution to the UK economy of £175 million.
- Open Bionics makes top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015
A south west start-up has been ranked amongst Dyson, Google, and Panasonic as one of the Top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015.
The international RBR50 list named Open Bionics, a start-up based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2015.
- Project that helps students to become 'IP Savvy' shortlisted for national prize
An enterprise that helps students to understand the principle of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, set up by a team of Law students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been shortlisted for the StudentshIP Enterprise Awards.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards'
Open Bionics team member, Samantha Payne has been shortlisted for the Women in Business 'Young Entrepreneur of The Year' award.
- Celebrating Talent – UWE Bristol's award ceremony honours emerging graduate talent
Thursday 5 February 2015, 17:45 - 22:00, Marriott Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol
At this prestigious annual event, UWE Bristol will honour the outstanding achievements of talented UWE students who have represented the University through hundreds of work-based learning opportunities including placements, internships and volunteering in local, national and international businesses.