- 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.
- From boring to brilliant: UWE student transforms Webmart's reception area
Jamie Powell, a UWE Bristol student about to enter the second year of his BA in Graphic Design, spent the summer as the artist in residence at Webmart, one of Britain's leading, independent print and digital media companies.
Jamie was based at the company's headquarters in Oxford where he was tasked by Webmart's founder and CEO, Simon Biltcliffe, with bringing some life to the building's foyer, through the design and creation of a mural.
- UWE links up with Deki to supply recycled PCs for internet cafes in Africa
A shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in the West African country of Togo after an eight week journey by sea. The recycled equipment was refurbished by student volunteers from UWE Bristol.
They are currently being unpacked and installed to equip two internet cafes in the capital Lome. The cafe project is an initiative of Bristol-based microfinance charity Deki.
- 'Going to UWE through Clearing was one of the best things I've done'
Claire Swaffield, who has graduated with a first class honours degree in English Language and Linguistics, is glad she came to UWE Bristol through Clearing.
She says, “I came to UWE as it was my final opportunity to study linguistics, after I did not get the grades for my initial UCAS choices. Having said that, it was definitely one of the best things I have done and I'm so glad I ended up at UWE!
- UWE Bristol's Gospel Choir battle for national title
UWE Bristol Gospel Choir has been selected as one of the eight finalist choirs in the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year Competition 2013.
Each choir will be performing in this exciting evening of music in the wonderful setting of the London Hippodrome, Golders Green where UWE Gospel Choir will sing against the other 7 finalists, for the UGCY 2013 title.
- Paisley pooch: UWE Bristol student Nia's Gromit is unveiled in Bedminster
Talented student Nia Samuel-Johnson is delighted to see the Gromit she designed in his new home, as the Gromit Unleashed charity arts trail starts today in Bristol.
Her gorgeous paisley-painted Gromit, which is sponsored by UWE Bristol, has been revealed in all his glory at North Street, Bedminster.
- Five UWE students celebrate success at London Graduate Fashion Week
Fashion design, illustration and photography students from UWE Bristol have won national recognition for their work at this year's Graduate Fashion Week in London.
In five out of six awards students won accolades. The winner and runner-up for the GFW prize for Fashion Photography were both UWE students – Dean Stephen Davies and Faye Johnson. The ID Magazine 'diversity now' award for Fashion Illustration was won by Nicole McCartney.
- 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.