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  • Honorary degree awarded to David Olusoga


    UWE Bristol awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Olusoga in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of the past as an author, TV presenter and producer. He is a public intellectual who offers a nuanced and sensitive approach to contested histories which resonate today.

  • Symposium to explore how documentaries can better engage audiences using technology


    The fifth edition of the i-Docs symposium, which is dedicated to the expanding and evolving field of interactive documentaries, is to take place from 21-23 March at the Watershed. The bi-annual event is hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)'s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).

  • Creative Media Design student wins Bristol Pound competition


    BA Creative Media Design student Radley Attwell Cook has had his design chosen to represent Bristol on the new Bristol Pound notes that will enter circulation later this year. His design, 'Power in Numbers!' representing the Protest and Rebellion culture in Bristol, was selected from over 300 designs by an online vote and a panel of judges made up of community leaders and artists including Massive Attack's Grant Marshall and civil rights activist Paul Stephenson OBE. The judges were tasked with choosing winning designs that take into account designs what would be workable on a small paper note.

  • Pervasive Media Studio celebrates 10 years


    Bristol's Pervasive Media Studio, a creative space at Watershed that hosts artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday 17 February. Members of the public of all ages are invited to visit the Studio to explore some of the projects created by its residents.

  • Filmmaking and animation students the best in the West


    UWE's filmmaking and animation students have dominated at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards. In a strong field of nominations from colleges across the region, UWE students won the Animation, Factual, Comedy, Entertainment and Short Feature categories. The RTS also recognised the exceptional craft contributions of many individual students to the winning films. In total UWE had 10 out of the 17 nominations.

  • UWE Bristol Fellowship to combine traditional printing methods with cutting-edge technology


    A T-shirt print capable of warning its wearer when dangerous chemicals are in the air, and pharmaceutical packaging with ink signifying when pills are counterfeit are just two ideas likely to emerge from a new research project involving the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and a leading scientist and print industry expert.

  • UWE Bristol forms partnership with acclaimed photographer Martin Parr's new Bristol-based Martin Parr Foundation


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has announced a new collaborative partnership between its Photography degree courses and the Martin Parr Foundation.

  • UWE Bristol to host Cary Grant walking tour for national humanities festival


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will host a walking tour of Cary Grant's Bristol as part of the UK's only national festival of the humanities.

  • New £9 million building for creative industries opens at UWE Bristol


    A new purpose-built £9 million building for creatives studying at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will open its doors to students at the beginning of the new term.

  • Honorary Degree awarded to Environmental photographer Mark Edwards


    Environmental Photographer Mark Edwards is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Hon DArt) by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in recognition of his commitment to communicating sustainability challenges through the medium of photography and via the Hard Rain and Whole Earth exhibitions.

  • Hold your 'Heart in Your Hands' on the streets of Bristol


    A remarkable new project is coming to the streets of Bristol designed by Rusty Squid, Bristol's Robotic Art and Design Studio.

  • Major study to investigate UK feature documentary film industry


    A major AHRC-funded research project on the UK's booming feature documentary film industry will begin at UWE in December.

    The research will be led by Dr Steve Presence and Professor Andrew Spicer in the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and will be carried out in collaboration with the British Film Institute, Creative England and The Grierson Trust, as well as several industry partners.

  • MA Curating student wins Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise


    Isaac Blease, an MA/MFA Curating student at UWE Bristol has won the prestigious 2017 Deutsche Bank Arts and Creative Enterprise (DBACE) award for Fine Art and Photography.

  • Student Batsford Prize winner is awarded surprise book deal at prizegiving ceremony


    Final year UWE Bristol Illustration student Katie Cottle got more than she was expecting at the Batsford Prize awards ceremony. Delighted to be the winner in the Children's book category, the judges amazed Katie with the surprise announcement that she'd secured her first book deal with Pavillion Children's books.

  • Talented UWE Bristol Creatives to make an IMPRINT at Graduate Degree Show


    The next generation of artists, designers and media practitioners will showcase their final pieces of work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. Over 500 new graduates will celebrate their achievements alongside family, friends and industry professionals. IMPRINT takes place across UWE Bristol's City Campus locations at Arnolfini, Bower Ashton and Spike Island from 2 to 8 June 2017. Admission is free.

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