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  • UWE Students' Union and UWE Bristol welcomes students to biggest-ever Freshers' Fair

    17/09/2013

    Around 10,000 UWE Bristol students are expected to attend Freshers' Fair at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus on Friday 20 September 2013.

    The Freshers' Fair, hosted by the University Students' Union (UWESU) is the biggest in the UK, filling the 4,000 m2 ECC. Over 250 UWESU sports clubs, societies, networks and commercial stalls create a vibrant and exiting environment for new and returning students.

  • UWE Bristol welcomes Nigerian students

    27/08/2013

    A group of 36 Nigerian students are spending a few days in Bristol to find out more about studying at the University of the West of England. The students, a group of 31 female and 5 male students have all graduated from the Covenant University Nigeria, and are looking to study for their Masters degrees at a UK university.

    Jimi Ogunnusi, UWE Bristol's Regional Director for Africa and a Nigerian national, has organised the four-day taster tour of Bristol, he says, “It's great to be able to show the students a city that I have come to know and love. The group are currently touring a number of universities around the UK to help make a decision about what their next step should be.

  • UWE links up with Deki to supply recycled PCs for internet cafes in Africa

    21/08/2013

    A shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in the West African country of Togo after an eight week journey by sea. The recycled equipment was refurbished by student volunteers from UWE Bristol.

    They are currently being unpacked and installed to equip two internet cafes in the capital Lome. The cafe project is an initiative of Bristol-based microfinance charity Deki.

  • Young engineer from South Africa wins BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship to study at UWE

    05/08/2013

    Beverly Singh, a young engineer from Port Elizabeth has won the first BLOODHOUND SSC Chevening Scholarship in South Africa. She will join the Bloodhound engineering team in Bristol during September 2013 and at the same time begin an Engineering Master's course at UWE Bristol.

    The BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship programme was announced in November 2012 by UK Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds MP, and this kicked off the application process for South African engineering graduates through their universities and engineering organisations.

  • Bristol – a showcase for sustainability shared with European students

    05/07/2013

    Hot on the heels of Bristol winning the title of European Green Capital, 48 students and 17 tutors from nine European cities are being hosted by UWE Bristol to enjoy a two-week intensive programme on the theme of 'Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Hopeful Pathways for Preferable Local and Global Futures'.

  • UWE Bristol prepares students taking part in Thailand English Teaching Project

    26/06/2013

    On Friday 21 June, UWE Bristol hosted a pre-departure briefing for students from across the UK taking part in the Thailand English Teaching Project (TET). The programme, piloted in 2012 and run by the British Council and the Ministry of Education in Thailand, offers students and recent graduates from participating universities the chance to work as an English language assistant with a Thai teacher, supporting classroom based learning as well as additional activities outside of school hours.

  • First International careers website takes centre stage at National conference London 26 June 2013

    05/06/2013

    Gradlink UK, the first ever web based careers information resource designed especially for Chinese, Malaysian and Indian graduates that was developed at UWE Bristol, will take centre stage at Chopsticks Club International Careers Fair in London on 26 June 2013.

    Gradlink UK is a unique specialist careers website linking employers with Chinese, Indian and Malaysian students who are studying across the UK and are looking to work in their home country. It is a service for students across the UK and is free for all.

  • UWE Bristol graduate returns to volunteer in Rwanda 20 years after being adopted from an orphanage

    27/03/2013

    Louise talks about her plan to return to Rwanda – http://youtu.be/NezLi7m4r68

    A graduate and Students' Union Sabbatical Officer from UWE Bristol, who was once an orphan in a Rwandan orphanage, is going to return to Kigali this summer for the first time since she was adopted by French parents in 1993.

    Louise Goux-Wirth is going to spend three months volunteering in an orphanage in a quest to find out more about her cultural heritage and to give something back to the country where she was born.

  • UWE Bristol included in University Alliance report 'Growing Global Graduates'

    04/03/2013

    UWE Bristol's Graduate internship scheme has been highlighted in a University Alliance (UA) Report, 'Growing Global Graduates', published today showing how UA member universities are the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.

    International students whose main motivation is getting a good job are more likely to choose to study at Alliance universities, 24 of the UK's most innovative and enterprising universities. The report found that 87% of international students studying at Alliance universities are studying because they want to get a good job. This is compared to an average of 83%, at UK Universities overall, and in higher education globally.

  • UWE celebrates Year of the Snake with food, dance and music

    04/02/2013

    UWE Bristol is celebrating the Year of the Snake with events in Bristol and on campus.

    UWE is sponsoring this year's Chinese New Year celebrations at two of Bristol's flagship museums. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are working with local people to put on an action-packed weekend programme of events to welcome the Year of the Snake on 9 and 10 February.

  • UWE Bristol Law students win 'Speaking Championship' in Cambodia

    01/02/2013

    Three law students from UWE Bristol have just returned triumphant from Cambodia after winning the International Springboard-Kaplan English Speaking Championship 2013.

    The event took place at Chatomok Convention Hall, Phnom Penh on 24 January 2013.

  • UWE Bristol graduates worked on animation for Oscar nominated 'Life of Pi'

    25/01/2013

    UWE Bristol Animation Graduates Chang Woon Bing (Moon) and Monisha Banerjee comprised part of the 1,200 visual effects artists who worked on the multiple Oscar-nominated film Life of Pi.

  • Tenner Tournament challenges UWE Bristol students and staff to 'grow money' for Deki microloan charity

    16/01/2013

    Students and staff from UWE Bristol are being encouraged to take part in an unusual fundraising event, 'the Tenner Tournament', organised by Bristol based microloan charity Deki, that starts off with the charity donating a 'tenner' to those who agree to participate.

    The challenge is to make as much money as possible from £10 in the month of February. The team or individual raising the most money with the initial £10 will win a prize of £250 in vouchers from Love2shop.

  • Bristol gives Australian pre-schoolers 'A Sound Start'

    14/01/2013

    An innovative software tool for promoting speech development in young children designed by UWE Bristol and Frenchay Hospital is to be used in New South Wales Australia, where there is a shortage of speech therapists.

    Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (based at Frenchay Hospital), in partnership with Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Sydney, will use innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk pre-schoolers.

  • UWE Bristol launches specialist careers website for Chinese graduates

    14/01/2013

    UK/China GradLink is the latest initiative from UWE Bristol set to help the 75,000 Chinese students in the UK access graduate job opportunities in China.

    It is the only specialist careers website for Chinese students studying at universities across the UK, providing resources and advice to connect them with leading graduate employers in China.

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