- 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.
- Project Zulu plans expand as more UWE students visit South Africa
Plans for Project Zulu, a project lead by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), are set to expand to embrace more South African Schools and a dream of bringing a choir to sing before one of the matches during the Rugby World cup in 2015.
The precursor to this is a cultural placement for 12 UWE teaching students to visit and work with six schools in the South African province of Madadeni in Kwazulu – Natal, who leave the UK this week for a working placement for six weeks.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to John Prior
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to John Prior in recognition of his contribution to youth enterprise.
- Medieval Days: UWE Bristol helps recreate the past
On Wednesday 11 June and Thursday 12 June 2014 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.
- Solar panels raised on the roof of a school in South Africa thanks to Project Zulu and UWE Bristol
The last of the 53 solar panels that will light up a school in South Africa have now been put into place thanks to the efforts of Project Zulu and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
In 2012 a group of students and a lecturer from UWE Bristol set up Project Zulu to fundraise and to enable an extraordinary choir from Sithobelumthetho School in South Africa to perform to audiences around the UK.
- Explorer Antony Jinman aims to inspire with his solo South Pole success story
Polar explorer Antony Jinman will tell the inspiring story of his recent 730 mile, 46 day solo expedition to the geographic South Pole at UWE Bristol. Antony's lecture is free of charge and takes place at 18.30 pm on 18 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014.
- UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms
The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.
UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.
- UWE lecturer part of research team awarded £2 million by AHRC
Dr Jane Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Education at UWE Bristol, is part of a 13 strong academic team that has been awarded a grant of £2 million by Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund the project, 'Researching Multilingually at the borders of language, the body, law and the state'.
- UWE teams up with Education through Expeditions to bring University fieldwork to school classrooms
UWE Bristol has recently embarked upon an innovative new project in partnership with Education through Expeditions (ETE), enabling students to share their experiences of geography and science fieldwork with local schools. An office coordinating the new partnership has just opened on UWE's Frenchay campus.
UWE and ETE are launching the new link with an event on Thursday 24 October. The launch will demonstrate the ETE Teachers web platform and all the partnership has to offer such as activity days for local primary and secondary schools.
- Bristol – a showcase for sustainability shared with European students
Hot on the heels of Bristol winning the title of European Green Capital, 48 students and 17 tutors from nine European cities are being hosted by UWE Bristol to enjoy a two-week intensive programme on the theme of 'Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Hopeful Pathways for Preferable Local and Global Futures'.
- UWE Bristol lecturer wins National Teaching Fellowship Award
Jane Carter, a Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education at UWE Bristol, has won a National | Teaching Fellowship Award, which recognises and rewards academic teaching excellence in higher education.