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  • UWE Bristol will be open as usual on 31 October 2013 - National Day of Action in HE


    The unions, UCU (University and College Union), Unison and UNITE have voted to take nationwide HE sector strike action on 31 October 2013 on pay issues.

  • UWE Bristol leads new AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training


    The University of the West of England together with Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth has won a major bid from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to become one of seven new Centres for Doctoral Training.

    The 3D3 consortium will run for five years from September 2014 with ten doctoral students across the three institutions recruited per annum in digital design, digital media and digital arts, including music and performance.

  • UWE Bristol undergraduates given gift of YourStreet


    This year's new intake of UWE Bristol undergraduates will receive a free YourStreet gift card, worth £10, upon registering for their chosen course. The card is valid in a wide range of Bristol's independent retailers and is an attempt by the University to help new students settle into life in Bristol as well to promote local independent retailers and services.

  • UWE Bristol public consultation on student accommodation plans


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has recently been granted outline planning permission for the University's master plan and a number of projects are now coming forward as the master plan is implemented.

    The outline permission includes proposals for additional student accommodation at a number of locations on the Frenchay Campus. Wallscourt Park is the first of the student accommodation sites to go through this process.

  • UWE filling Clearing places in record time


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is filling vacant places in Clearing in record time.

    The phone lines opened earlier than usual on Thursday 15 August at 07:00 and 50 admissions staff fielded over 4,000 calls through-out the day from anxious 'A' level students wanting to secure a place at the University. At the beginning of the day there were around 500 places, out of an annual student intake of 5,000, on just a few courses that remained unfilled through the usual application route.

  • Bristol businesses fight it out at Corporate Challenge rugby match


    UWE Bristol is holding an action-packed day of touch rugby on 28 June as part of Bristol's lead-up to being a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

    Twelve of Bristol's leading organisations will battle it out in a bid to win the Bristol Corporate Challenge Cup 2013. Each team consists of male and female employees from these organisations.

  • Connect Lockleaze project wins prizes for tackling digital exclusion


    The Connect Lockleaze project is being widely recognised for its achievements in helping people who do not have access to vital services online.

    The project brings together UWE Bristol, Hewlett-Packard (HP), the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (LNT), Lockleaze Primary School and Early Years Centre and the North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC). It has created three state-of-the-art information technology (IT) venues that are supportive and unthreatening, where people from Lockleaze can come to learn what the digital world has to offer, or refresh and develop their skills.

  • UWE Bristol integral to success of Bristol winning European Green Capital


    The University of the West of England played a key role in helping the city to win the bid to become the European Green Capital.

    The promotional films featured work by UWE Bristol researchers looking at technologies that could transform our futures through sustainable energy creation and water management.

    To view the film click here.

  • UWE Bristol gets green light for Masterplan


    UWE Bristol's vision to build a university for the 21st Century came a step closer yesterday [ 6 June 2013] with outline planning permission for the University's Masterplan being granted by South Gloucestershire Council. The Masterplan aims to satisfy UWE's changing needs over the next 25 years with a range of building proposals supported by the necessary infrastructure.

  • UWE partners with BHF shops and join the fight for every heartbeat


    UWE Bristol has teamed up with Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the British Heart Foundation shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.

  • TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol


    Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.

    TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.

  • UWE hosts conference on generating power from the Severn


    Engineers, economists, local government officials and conservationists are gathering at UWE Bristol this week to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions to generating power from the Severn Estuary. The conference, on 18 April, has been organised by RSPB, Regen SW and The Bristol Port Company.

    The estuary is well known for its potential to provide clean power, but experts for the organising partnership claim that proposals to date have not balanced economic and environmental needs.

  • Bristol shortlisted for European Green Capital Award 2015


    Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has welcomed the decision to shortlist Bristol as one of the four finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2015.

    The city has been shortlisted alongside Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana for the award, with the winner being announced on June 14 in Nantes, France.

  • New £1 fare with launch of 3 stop rider on Bristol buses


    Mayor George Ferguson will be the first 3 stop rider passenger at College Green on Thursday 7 March 2013

    UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have been working with Wessex buses to get fares down for Bristol passengers. Three stop journeys on all Wessex Red services will now cost just £1 with the new 3 stop rider fare.

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


    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.

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