- 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'.
- Stroke on the water - the Varsity boat race 2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol rowing teams will face off against each other in the 19th annual boat race on April 27 2013, from 12.00 – 16.00.
A highlight of the sporting calendar for both teams and current students alike, the Varsity Series is an exciting and enjoyable mix of good natured rivalry and competition.
- UWE Bristol Stadium closer to becoming built
UWE Bristol welcomes the news that Bristol City Council has been informed by the Secretary of State that he has approved the decision to grant planning permission to J Sainsbury's, for a mixed use development on the existing Bristol Rovers site.
- UWE Bristol plays host to special educational needs sports event
UWE Bristol recently played host to a Special Educational Needs sport event;“SEN-DICE”; (DICE standing for the Paralympic values; determination, inspiration, courage, equality). The event; a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Sports Development team and Claremont School in Bristol; was funded through the UWE Better Together Fund, sponsored by Deloitte and granted the official 'Inspired by London 2012' logo.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good'
February is the month to feel good at UWE Bristol. Students are getting ready to avail themselves of a number of health and wellbeing events organised as part of 'Feel Good February'.
Now in its seventh successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing, by taking part in a range of activities and taster sessions.
- UWE Bristol sponsors female Atlantic rowing duo who aim to raise awareness of cervical cancer
See link to inspirational friend's video here
A graduate and a student from UWE Bristol will face the greatest challenge of their lives in December 2013, when they join the race to row 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
- UWE student wins World Junior Squash Championships, El Shorbagy brothers have won title four times in five years
Two Egyptian Business students from UWE Bristol, Marwan and Mohamed El Shorbagy, are the first brothers in sports history to win the title of World Junior Squash Champion.
- Bristol holds welcoming reception for Kenyan Paralympic athletes
A squad of 14 athletes and six guide runners is being welcomed to Bristol at a special reception today as the countdown begins to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Kenyan athletes will be based in UWE Bristol's student village for a week in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games which take place from 28 August to 9 September.
- UWE Bristol cheer on student Andrew Pozzi on his Olympic debut
UWE Bristol staff and students will be cheering on Business student Andrew Pozzi as he makes his Olympic debut next week. Andrew will compete in the opening round of the 110 metres hurdles at the Olympic Stadium on the morning of Tuesday 7 August.
- UWE welcomes stadium approval
The University of the West of England welcomes the approval of planning permission by South Gloucestershire Council for building the new Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) stadium at the Frenchay campus.
- UWE Bristol student still dancing after catastrophic accident thanks to student sports club
A cycling accident that resulted in her leg being amputated has not stopped inspirational UWE Bristol law student, dancer and cheerleader, Annabelle Turner from completing her degree with a 2:1 just eight months later.
- Warm welcome for Kenyan Olympic athletes to Bristol
Bristol is planning a warm welcome for the Team Kenya athletes who arrive on 4 July ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The team of around 40 athletes and officials will stay in UWE Bristol's student village.
- UWE Bristol wins £1000 of funding to increase participation in sport and physical activity
UWE Bristol has recently been awarded £1000 of funding by RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) in order to increase engagement in sport via its 'Social Sport' programme.
- UWE Bristol student qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games
UWE Bristol student Andrew Pozzi has won the men's 110 metre hurdles at the British Olympic trials and gained a place in Team GB for London 2012 with a time of 13.41 seconds.