Project Zulu choir returns to wow UK audiences
After the huge success of their 2013 and 2015 UK choir tours, the inspirational Project Zulu choir from the Madadeni Township, South Africa have just returned to the UK for a four week tour to entertain audiences in Bristol and beyond with their incredible talent.
Supported by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Atlas Foundation, Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from six partner schools in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?
How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.
Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.
UWE Professor Ron Ritchie awarded OBE for services to education in Bristol
Professor Ron Ritchie has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours for his services to education in various roles including chairman of the Cabot Learning Federation academies trust and lately Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Professor Ron Ritchie
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to Professor Ron Ritchie in recognition of his academic contributions to the University.
Project Zulu tour wowing audiences all over the UK
There are still tickets remaining for the final Gala Concert of the 2015 Project Zulu tour at the Colston Hall in Bristol on 6th October.
The extraordinary children from Sithobelumthetho Primary School in Madadeni Township South Africa who are touring the UK as Project Zulu 2015 have wowed audiences all over the region. The choir and dance group have performed in schools all over the West Country, St Davids in Wales, major concert halls and in even the Fan zone in Brighton during the Rugby World cup where they had the amazing honour of performing for the South Africa Springboks team.
Sheep-shaped and UWE Bristol fashion
The UWE Bristol sponsored 'Lotus' Shaun – that is on display outside the Aardman Animations' building in Bristol as part of the 'Shaun in the City' charity sculpture trail – has created a hive of activity at the University itself, with staff running events to further raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.
The 'Far East' inspired Shaun, painted by Shaun the Sheep the Movie writer and director, Richard Starzak, sees many of Aardman's most famous creations adorning the legs and body of the sheep-shaped-sculpture, in different tai chi stances.
Film, Education and Sports students travel to South Africa to help in township school
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are about to set off for the trip of a lifetime to South Africa, where they will help in township schools in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Wendy Darke
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Wendy Darke in recognition of her inspirational achievement in bringing the Natural World to audiences worldwide.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Monday 13 July 2015 at Bristol Cathedral.
UWE Bristol make history at Chepstow Castle
On Wednesday 10 JuneandThursday 11 June 2015 medieval men and women will descend on Chepstow Castle to engage school pupils and the general public in activities, tasks and learning opportunities inspired by life in the castle in the 11th century.
Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.
Rugby stars and lecturers paddle west for Project Zulu
Ben Knight, Project Zulu coordinator and Senior Education Lecturer at UWE Bristol, is to paddle a 'Stand Up' paddleboard 89 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal in aid of the charity Project Zulu, who provide educational resources and opportunities for South African township primary schools. The journey will take approximately four days, and will see Ben travel from Reading to Bristol, with all the money raised going towards hiring a coach to transport the Project Zulu Choir around the UK during their three-week tour in September 2015.
Jumpstart! Geography: national book award success for UWE Bristol academics
Mark Jones and Sarah Whitehouse, Education tutors from UWE Bristol, are celebrating the success of their published book, Jumpstart! Geography: Engaging activities for ages 7−12, awarded a national GA award at the recent Annual Conference of the Geographical Association in Manchester.
Students value investment in education but debt anxiety differs across international boundaries
To what extent do international boundaries impact on anxiety around debt amongst students? Do national attitudes about repaying loans mean those students from different countries treat their debt differently? What can University managers learn from student anxiety about debt and how can ethical approaches to helping students understand how their debt is managed be provided?
These questions are addressed in a report that compares the financial literacy and attitudes to debt of 496 students in England, the United States and New Zealand.
UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
Help Project Zulu to wow UK audiences in 2015
Project Zulu, a charity started by students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has another campaign to bring a group of talented young performers from Sithobelumthetho Primary School South Africa to the UK for three weeks during the autumn in 2015.