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  • UWE graduate seeks sponsorship to achieve Everest dream

    28/09/2011

    University of the West of England graduate, Mollie Hughes is seeking sponsorship to help her achieve her dream of becoming the youngest British woman to climb Mount Everest in May 2012.

  • Scaffolder turned UWE art student wins Jerwood Drawing Prize

    27/09/2011

    Student Kristian Fletcher from the University of the West of England has just won the Jerwood Visual Art's prestigious Student Drawing Prize.

  • UWE graduate shortlisted for Dyson Design prize

    23/09/2011

    A Product Design graduate from the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for the national UK heat of the James Dyson Award. This prestigious award is an international student design award running in 18 countries. It's run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson's charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers.

  • UWE Students get in the swim with legal advice

    22/09/2011

    A group of Legal Practice Students from Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, at the University of the West of England, have used their skills to help residents from Wotton-Under-Edge in Gloucestershire to take over the running of their local swimming pool when the council decided they needed to close it.

  • UWE law graduate organises concert to raise awareness of child abuse

    09/09/2011

    Gloryfest 2011 Colston Hall Bristol Sunday 18 September 2011

    Rebecca Berryman, a Law graduate from the University of the West of England, has co-organised a major concert, 'Gloryfest 2011' that will highlight awareness of child abuse and its impact on our community.

    'Gloryfest 2011' brings together people from all backgrounds and takes place at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Sunday 18 September at 19:00.

  • UWE graduate wins Mullany Prize for excellence in physiotherapy

    17/08/2011

    The Mullany Prize for Excellence in physiotherapy has been won by deserving student Chris Jones from the University of the West of England. The Mullany Fund was set up in memory of Ben and Catherine Mullany, whose lives were tragically cut short on their honeymoon in Antigua in 2008.

  • UWE animation students win Crazy Horse short film competition in Stuttgart

    25/07/2011

    Final year students from the University of the West of England's Bristol School of Animation, Constantinos Mavromichalis and Dane Winn, have won the Crazy Horse Session, a competition at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. They competed with other teams of international animators to create a short film using the festival mascot – a Crazy Horse - in just 48 hours.

  • UWE Gospel Choir runner up in national competition

    20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England Gospel Choir has come second in a national competition to find the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY). Eight choirs sung their hearts out at the final on 16 July at the Peacock Theatre at Sadler's Wells and as runners up UWE's Gospel Choir, which currently comprises 15 students and staff, will perform alongside the London Community Gospel Choir at a special event this coming Autumn.

  • UWE student leads the fashion pack

    18/07/2011

    UWE Fashion Design student Emily Smeaton has won the Warehouse Design Competition, which is awarded in association with the British Fashion Council.

  • Healthy living, fair-trade and robotics workshops win top prizes at UWE's theBizIdea competition

    12/07/2011

    An inspiring opening to this year's theBizIdea awards ceremony by keynote speaker Fraser Doherty set the tone for this celebration of the enterprising achievements of a record number of graduates, students and staff who took part in this year's newly formatted competition. It's never too soon to set up your own business, according to Fraser, who at the age of 21 already has many years of experience behind him with his successful company SuperJam. Fraser continues to grow his business and profits from his recipe book, which includes his grandmother's famous recipes, are funding a charity providing tea dances for pensioners.

  • UWE student wins RSA prize for innovative toaster design

    04/07/2011

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award prize, ‘the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Award' of £700 for an innovative take on the humble toaster.

    James Eelbeck is in his final year of the Product Design Technology course at UWE and has won the award for his design called ‘Love Toast'. The category brief was ‘Make something disappear: use design to eliminate waste, overproduction or excessive consumption'.

  • UWE fashion student wins Chevrolet design prize

    29/06/2011

    Fashion student Lucy Lambert from the University of the West of England has come first in the national rounds of the Chevrolet international art and design competition. Lucy will receive the 1200 euro award for her 'retro' evening wear design at a prize-giving during the Moving Motor Show at Goodwood's Festival of Speed on 30 June.

  • UWE's Gane Trust scholarship winner announced

    15/06/2011

    UWE's Department of Art and Design has awarded this year's Gane Trust scholarship to Abbie Vickress, a second year Graphic Design student.

    The £1000 scholarship is intended to give the winning student the opportunity to enhance their studies through travel which otherwise may not have been available to them. The Gane Trust is a Bristol based charity which has a particular interest in art, design and craftsmanship.

  • UWE presents prizes to award-winning performers

    13/06/2011

    Students from the University of the West of England have been awarded prizes for excellence and commitment to the Performing Arts at a special award ceremony at the Royal West of England Academy.

  • Leggings to improve running speed, seed saver + hand massager feature at UWE's design show

    08/06/2011

    Plan + Make' 10 June 2011, 17.00 - 21.00
    R Block, UWE Frenchay Campus

    Final year degree projects that feature an array of innovative ideas including a hand massager for people with arthritis, leggings designed to improve running speed and a nifty device for gardeners to save seeds will be on display at ‘Plan + Make' at the University of the West of England on 10 June.

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