- 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.
- Six UWE students nominated in RTS Student Awards
UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the animation category of the RTS West of England Student | Awards 2014, replicating last year's success of three out of three nominations in the category.
- 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.