Inclusive sport at UWE Bristol gets a boost
As part of a partnership between the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Centre for Sport (CFS) and Project Ability, a Youth Sport Trust initiative, funding has been secured to purchase 12 sport wheelchairs.
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 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 Bristol Graduate unlocks secret to better golf
Dr Nicky Lumb, a UWE Bristol PhD Graduate and PGA professional golfer is set to help elite level golfers improve their chances of success after highlighting huge potential for improving results through better practice.
'Goalden' opportunity for UWE Bristol netball student
Lydia Edwards, who is studying Primary Education at UWE Bristol, has received the Young Volunteer Award at the England Netball South | West Goalden Globe Awards.
UWE Bristol wins funds to increase participation in sport
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won just over £200k from Sport England for a project called 'Off the Wall, Something for All' designed to increase the number of students taking part in sporting activities.
Bursary announced in honour of brave Eleanor and the Inspirational Friends who rowed for her
On Tuesday May 27, Atlantic rowing duo Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton attended an event at which UWE Vice Chancellor, Steve West, and Student Vice President of Sport and Health, Chris White, announced the creation of a new student bursary in honour of Eleanor Ellis.
Gymivate gets people moving in the right direction
UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport opened its doors to its second Gymivate campaign in February. Thanks to £7,200 worth of funding from Sportivate, and with space for 100 participants aged 18-25, Gymivate provided a six week gym membership for just £5 per person.
Bristol's Universities launch the 20th Anniversary Varsity Boat Race 2014
On Saturday 26 April 2014 Bristol's floating harbour will once again play host to the annual Varsity Boat Race that pits UWE Bristol against neighbours the University of Bristol.
UWE Bristol Atlantic Challenge rowers return to UK on Saturday
UWE Bristol students Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton of Team Inspirational Friends will return to the UK at 07:30 on Saturday 29 March, after their incredible Atlantic Challenge adventure. The girls had hoped to row from La Gomera to Antigua as the youngest all female team ever to complete the challenge, but their attempt was scuppered through a series of unfortunate events, that led to them having to abandon their boat after 96 days.
UWE Bristol rowers abandon Atlantic Challenge after an incredible 1,000 mile adventure
Two brave students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have had to call it day in their attempt to row across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua as part of the Talisker Grand Atlantic Challenge. After more than 90 days at sea on a journey that has been beset with problems the rowing duo for team Inspirational Friends has had to abandon their attempt. They are currently sailing to Canada on a Belgian ship and should reach land in the next couple of weeks.
Exercise SG at UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport
UWE Bristol has joined forces with South Gloucestershire Council and the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health | Partnership NHS Trust to organise 'Exercise SG' - a new weekly programme of group activities that promote positive mental health among students.
Social Netball flying at UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol has been selected by England Netball to be part of the University Netball Officer Programme.
A University Netball Officer (UNO) is a student volunteer that is empowered, supported and deployed by England Netball in conjunction the UWE sports development team, through the UWE EDGE sports volunteering programme. Their aim is to develop and deliver a programme of netball activities that encourage more students to keep active by participating in netball. The EDGE programme aims to enable the UNO to develop their own employable and transferrable skills ready for their future career in their chosen field.
UWE squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy celebrates first senior world series triumph
Congratulations to UWE Bristol Business student Mohamed Elshorbagy, who has just won the Senior World Men's Squash Championships in Doha, Qatar.
He won the first PSA World Series title of his career at the Qatar Classic on November 16. The squash star, aged just 22, beat current world champion Nick Matthew, 11 years his senior.
New footballing opportunities for UWE Bristol students
UWE Bristol's Sports Development Team has been successful in applying for the 'University Football Activator' programme run in conjunction with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA). This programme, funded by Sport England aims to grow national participation in football by 9,000 new participants over four years. UWE is now able to play a significant part by appointing a 'football activator'.