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  • Was St Edmund killed by the Vikings in Essex?

    19/12/2011

    Keith Briggs, a visiting research fellow in linguistics at the University of the West of England, has proposed a new site for the battle in which King Edmund of East Anglia was killed in 869. If confirmed, the new proposal would change our understanding of the early history of Suffolk and especially of the town and abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration students spread Christmas cheer with beautifully crafted cards

    15/12/2011

    A group of entrepreneurial Illustration students from UWE Bristol have produced a series of unique and beautifully crafted Christmas Cards on sale to the public to raise funds for their final year London degree show.

  • Colourful future for UWE in EU print project

    14/12/2011

    The University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) has been named as a partner in a major European network to research the future direction of colour printing. Potential innovations include exploration of the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create multi-channel printers.

  • Family fun day marks first anniversary of Migrant Rights Centre Bristol

    09/12/2011

    The Migrants Rights Centre will celebrate its first anniversary on Human Rights Day, Saturday 10 December, with a Family Fun Day at Easton Community Centre.

    The Migrant Rights Centre Bristol (MRCB) was set up by the Bristol Counter Trafficking Coalition and UWE Bristol's Human Rights Unit, and its creation was endorsed by Bristol City Council. MRCB is run by volunteers to promote human rights among migrants and their families and eliminate the risk of poverty, exclusion, exploitation and discrimination in Bristol and the greater Bristol area.

  • UWE Bristol graduate photographer gets national recognition for amazing photos of nuns and street scenes

    30/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol, Ibolya Feher, is getting significant recognition for her work. She was runner up in the Guardian Student Media Awards Student Photographer of the Year and a finalist in the London Street Photography Festival earlier this year. Ibolya was also a finalist in the South West Graduate Photography Prize organised by Foto Now.

  • Experiencing disability:the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics

    29/11/2011

    A public debate

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol

    Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be in humanity's best interest to use genetic technology to do away with 'disability'? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a free public debate co-organised by UWE Bristol and The Royal Institute of Philosophy on the topical subject of disability and eugenics.

  • UWE perform music from Westminster to the Wild West

    29/11/2011

    Bristol Cathedral, Saturday 3 December 2011 at 19:30

    Join the UWE Bristol Orchestra and Singers on a musical journey, from the regal setting of Westminster Abbey to the sumptuous tones of the Goldschmidt Clarinet Concerto, ending with a rousing orchestral suite featuring American folk songs and cowboy tunes from the Wild West.

  • Animation by UWE Bristol student will help to save lives

    18/11/2011

    Could a 40-second clay animation of a cartoon character with a hole in his side, designed and created in a student's bedroom in Bristol save thousands of lives?

    UWE Bristol third year Animation student Hywel Roberts has created a short animated film featuring a character called TRAN MAN, that explains the benefits of a cheap drug called tranexamic acid which helps reduce clot breakdown. The animation will be promoted to doctors worldwide.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration student wins prize at Cheltenham Illustration Awards

    16/11/2011

    A student from UWE Bristol has won the student prize at the internationally acclaimed Cheltenham Illustration Awards.

    Brittany Molineux, a year 2 Illustration student, was presented with first prize for her winning entry, "Heavenly Reindeer Tale" at a recent awards ceremony hosted by the University of Gloucestershire and received an Apple IMac computer.

  • UWE Bristol animations selected for Encounters Short Film Festival

    15/11/2011

    Second year MA animation student Emma Windsor from UWE Bristol has had a short animated film 'MiLK HaRE' selected for screening at the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival this November.

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians awards Fellowship to music therapist for the first time

    11/11/2011

    Dr Leslie Bunt, Professor in Music Therapy at UWE Bristol and one of the world's most respected music therapy practitioners, trainers and researchers, is the first music therapist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (WCOM). Dr Bunt will also be invited to become a Freeman of the Company. The Musicians' Company Honorary Fellowship lasts for one year starting in November.

  • Bristol UWE Fellow Janette Kerr elected President of the RWA

    11/11/2011

    Janette Kerr, a visiting fellow from UWE Bristol, has been elected as the fourth female president of the Royal West of England Academy. Janette Kerr studied for her PhD in Fine Art at UWE Bristol and was supervised by Professor Paul Gough who is Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

  • UWE Bristol student raises awareness of lymphatic cancer through viral video

    03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol alumna, Kathryn Fish, who studied Media and Cultural studies, has taken part in a video to raise awareness of lymphoma, the most common cancer in the under 30's.

  • UWE student wins prize for sonic sculpture

    28/10/2011

    A student from UWE Bristol has designed an amazing sonic sculpture that makes music when viewers move around it.

    Harriet Bowman, a level 2 Fine Arts student has won a £1000 Ideas Fund Innovators award for a project entitled 'Field Song' that she has created in collaboration with London based musician Ben Socrates.

  • Students celebrate Black History Month with live music gig

    05/10/2011

    'Love Music Hate Racism', Tuesday 25 October, Start The Bus (Baldwin Street Bristol) Doors open at 20:00, Gig starts at 20:30

    The University of the West of England Students' Union (UWESU) and University of Bristol Students' Union (UBU) will co-host 'Love Music Hate Racism', a live music gig in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday 25 October 2011 from 20:00 at Start The Bus, Baldwin Street, Bristol.

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