- UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world'
A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.
Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual culture with a 2:1 in 2003 and was featured in UWE Bristol Prospectus at the time. Now aged 30 and currently working in Shoreditch for Nexus, an award winning Animation production company, Lewis applied for one of the 'Best Jobs in the World as a Life Style Photographer where if successful he will be based in Melbourne for 6 months with Time Magazine on a $100,000 package.
- Animation alumni win 0117 film challenge
Two UWE Bristol alumni who met on the MA Animation course have won this year's 0117 Digital Short Challenge with a film that reveals the behind-the-scenes work within First Great Western's Traincare Depot in St Philips Marsh.
- UWE Bristol student wins E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award
Jake Tudge, a UWE Bristol student in the third year of his MEng Aerospace Engineering Degree, received the title of E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year, at a recent awards ceremony held at Canary Wharf in London. Jake saw off competition from nine other finalists to scoop the top honour at the event, and was presented with his award by Sir Trevor McDonald and Maria Antonio, Director of Human Resources for E.ON UK.
- Meteorological data influences latest exhibition by UWE Bristol alumna Janette Kerr
Visiting research fellow, UWE Bristol alumna and President of the RWA, Janette Kerr is currently exhibiting at the Coastal Museum on the Vestland coast in Bergen.
The Extreme Seas exhibition forms part of a project called 'Extreme Wave theory' funded by the Arts Council and will be showing for the next two months.
- 'Chicken 'n' flicks'
A fried chicken takeaway establishment isn't a typical venue for a photography exhibition, but an enterprising UWE Bristol student, Maxwell Ball, is staging a pop-up exhibition in a well-known Bristol takeaway, Miss Millie's on Whiteladies Road. Maxwell originated and curated the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature photographs of three photographers concerned with the overlooked spaces of Bristol's urban environment. The choice of venue reflects the photographers' approach of re-appropriating unused and overlooked spaces to redefine them.
- 'Listen to the sun'
A graduate designer from UWE Bristol has turned raw technical data from the sun and wind into a sonic and physical 'solar wind chime' to be shown for the first time at an event in Bristol on Thursday 18 April at the Watershed.
Helen White graduated with a First Class degree in Design: material/process/context in 2012. During her recent residency at the Pervasive Media Studio she became fascinated by solar flares and their effects on the northern lights and their potential to create technological disruption. Helen has been exploring creative ways to respond to this natural phenomena.
- UWE Bristol graduate featured in University Alliance drive to increase support for enterprise
A graduate from UWE Bristol who started a microloan charity while still at University is featured in Start Up: a story, a publication by the University Alliance and NACUE that will be launched today, 16 April, at the Houses of Parliament.
University Alliance and NACUE are calling for the Government to take further steps to support graduate entrepreneurship in the UK.
- UWE Bristol students capture magic of WWT Slimbridge wildlife
Students on UWE Bristol's new MA Wildlife Filmmaking, which is run in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, have been using their skills to capture the magic and mystery of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Flamingos, Bewick's swans, migrating birds, frogs and other amphibians became the stars for a series of films by the students for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust for communicating its work.
- UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award
Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.
Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.
- UWE Bristol graduates take top honours at Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards South West
UWE Bristol alumni Tony Curtis and Thomas Anderson-Dixon, two of Bristol's brightest entrepreneurs, are set to represent the South West at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards final on 23 April 2013, after winning the regional heat in Exeter.
- UWE Bristol graduate returns to volunteer in Rwanda 20 years after being adopted from an orphanage
Louise talks about her plan to return to Rwanda – http://youtu.be/NezLi7m4r68
A graduate and Students' Union Sabbatical Officer from UWE Bristol, who was once an orphan in a Rwandan orphanage, is going to return to Kigali this summer for the first time since she was adopted by French parents in 1993.
Louise Goux-Wirth is going to spend three months volunteering in an orphanage in a quest to find out more about her cultural heritage and to give something back to the country where she was born.
- UWE Bristol's Zak and Fabia make a world of difference with charity projects
Two members of the UWE Bristol community have won the chance to contribute to sustainability and community projects thanks to the Vodafone World of Difference awards.
- Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament raises almost £2k
The Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament held recently to raise awareness of the Deki charity and to challenge participants to grow a tenner into more funds has been a resounding success raising almost £2,000.
- UWE Bristol double winners at Fairtrade Business Awards for second year in a row
UWE Bristol has won two awards for the second successive year at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by The Co-operative, were held at Bristol's Colston Hall and presented by chef and entrepreneur, Levi Roots on Friday 8 March.
The UWE Coffee Cart, a joint venture between UWE Bristol and UWE Student Union, beat off stiff competition to pick up the award for Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet, whilst the UWE Student Union shop won gold in the Best Fairtrade Retailer category.
- UWE Bristol students sweep the board at RTS West of England Student Awards
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have joined in with the magic of awards season after a successful evening at the recent Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards.
The event held on the 24 February 2013 at the BBC building on Whiteladies Road was open to universities and colleges across the West of England. UWE Bristol was represented by five films across the three categories; factual, fiction and animated short film, which were directed, produced and edited by students studying on the BA Media Practice and BA Animation programmes.