- Ones to watch: Student talent applauded at UWE Bristol awards
Acclaim from the UN, offers of graduate employment and first class feedback from top regional employers are just some of the successes of the finalists at this year's Celebrating UWE Talent awards.
- Power of 10: Creative Industry students dominate RTS West of England Student Award nominations
UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the Animation category of the RTS West of England Student Awards 2015, replicating the success of the previous two years.
- Student nurse star receives standing ovation at Hippodrome for saving life
An adult nursing student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) received a standing ovation at the Bristol Hippodrome following his successful resuscitation of a woman in the audience who went into cardiac arrest.
- UWE Bristol student joint third in international Bloomberg Aptitude Test
UWE Bristol MSc Finance student Thomas Cottrell has come joint third in the prestigious Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) for Europe, Middle East and Africa for November. His result placed him at the 99th percentile of all students taking the test worldwide.
- London Fashion Week:Fashion Student shortlisted for 2016 FAD Finals
Eleana Burrows, a year two Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at a catwalk final at London Fashion Week (19-23 Feb). She's one of 17 finalists from 16 universities across the UK, competing in a competition organised by the fashion charity, Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
- Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.
- 'Most influential Bristolians under 24' features UWE Bristol rising stars
UWE Bristol Filmmaker, Isabelle Rose Neill and Samantha Payne, COO, Open Bionics, have been included in Rife Magazine's 2015 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.
- BPIF:Best Student Book – Three Graphic Design students shortlisted
Graphic Design students from UWE Bristol continue to shine at the highest level, with three out of five submissions shortlisted for Best Student Book at the recent British Book Design and Production Awards 2015.
- Back to Square One – support UWE graduate in rowing's toughest transatlantic challenge
UWE Bristol's Sean Lannon, a BSc Computing for Real-Time Systems graduate from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is about to experience a Christmas with a difference. On 15 December 2015, SquareOne Atlantic will be one of 26 crews to take on the 3,000 nautical miles, Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera to Antigua, in support of charities Rape Crisis England & Wales.
- Our Tiny Home – Architecture graduate featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
Christian Montez, a UWE Bristol MArch Architecture graduate showcased Our Tiny Home, his radical approach to getting on the housing ladder, on a recent episode of C4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.
Our Tiny Home, is the creation of Herefordshire couple Christian Montez and Kyra Powell. Fed up of paying extortionate rental rates, they decided to build their own cabin on farmland entirely from scrap, on a budget of zero pounds, as a stepping stone towards owning their first home. Christian set about this challenge whilst completing his PART II finals at the University.
- The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world
5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol
A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.
- West of England LEP is top for business start-ups
The region covered by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been rated as the best of the 39 LEP areas across the country for its record on business start-ups.
- UWE Bristol supports Babbasa 'Ask About Me' event
The University of the West of England is supporting the 'Ask About Me' event organised by Babbasa, a Bristol based social enterprise dedicated to empowering young people to advance in employability and enterprise skills.
- 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.