- UWE graduate co-directs John Lewis Christmas advert
Two graduates from the University of the West of England were part of the team that created the latest John Lewis Christmas advert, Elliot Dear as Co-Director and Ben Lole as Production Coordinator. Both graduated from UWE Bristol in 2009, Elliott Dear in Animation and Illustration and Ben Lole in Media Practice and Animation.
- UWE's KTP with Dycem design-led safety flooring is one of the best in UK
A link-up between UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research and contamination control flooring manufacturer Dycem has been chosen as one of the best Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.
- UWE's new research network will shape innovation in indie video games
Dr Patrick Crogan from UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) has just been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development.
The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry.
- danceroom Spectroscopy project wins fifth award for innovation
Dr Tom Mitchell from UWE Bristol, an integral member of the team who developed danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), collected two Media Innovation awards for the project last night. Tom said, “This is the fifth award that we have won this year for the danceroom Spectroscopy project, we are all absolutely delighted.”
- Double success for UWE students at British Book Awards
Graphic design student Jake Gunn from UWE Bristol has just won Best Student Book of the year for his book Seven Samurai. UWE graduate Sherony Lock was one of the shortlisted designers and received a highly commended award for her interpretation of Jane Eyre.
- 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 Graduate leads public photography and archiving event in Old Market
10 to 10 Community Photo Shoot Day by IC Visual Lab
1:00 to 22:00 58 Old Market Street Bristol 19 September
An award winning photography graduate from the UWE Bristol is leading a free public event inviting people to help archive the Old Market area of Bristol.
- Bristol artist unveils unique sculpture of young girl at Temple Meads Station
An intriguing experimental sculpture of a young girl standing alone and gazing at her mobile phone will be installed on Platform 3 at Bristol's Temple Meads Station on Thursday 25 July.
'Maya' is a unique three-dimensional pixelated portrait created by internationally renowned artist, Luke Jerram, who is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at UWE Bristol. From a distance, the sculpture is clear to see but as you move closer, it disconcertingly appears to fragment into cubes.
- UWE Bristol photography students help at National Portrait Exhibition at M Shed
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Organised by National Portrait Gallery, London
M Shed, Bristol
20 July to 3 November, 2013
Five UWE Bristol photography students joined a group of 13 Young Curators aged between 18 and 25 from Knowle West Media Centre and Young Arnolfini, who helped to help develop and market the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for the Bristol museum.
- Double success as father and daughter graduate from UWE on the same day
Creative duo Mark Barton and his daughter Daizie will have a double celebration when both graduate this summer from UWE Bristol. They will receive their degree certificates at the same ceremony at Bristol Cathedral on 23 July.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Katie Alcott
UWE Bristol is awarding the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Katie Alcott in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up a social enterprise and registered charity to fund life-saving clean drinking water projects.
- Five UWE students celebrate success at London Graduate Fashion Week
Fashion design, illustration and photography students from UWE Bristol have won national recognition for their work at this year's Graduate Fashion Week in London.
In five out of six awards students won accolades. The winner and runner-up for the GFW prize for Fashion Photography were both UWE students – Dean Stephen Davies and Faye Johnson. The ID Magazine 'diversity now' award for Fashion Illustration was won by Nicole McCartney.
- Tom Archer inaugural lecture at the Watershed
13 June 2013 at the Watershed, Bristol Harbourside 19:00
Commissioners in British television have never been more powerful or more numerous; but has this led to better programmes, increased audience satisfaction or budding creativity? This question will be posed and discussed at the inaugural lecture by Tom Archer, former controller of Factual Production for the BBC and visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
- Video Nation pioneer is new director of UWE's digital culture hub
Mandy Rose, the producer of award-winning digital media initiatives including the BBC's ground-breaking Video Nation project is the new Director of UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).
- UWE Bristol student finalist in ID Magazine 'Diversity Now' competition
A Fashion student from UWE Bristol has won a place in the finals of a prestigious competition run by ID Magazine called 'Diversity Now'.
Nicole McCartney created a fashion illustration using an amputee and a post-chemo woman. Talking about her rationale for the subject choice she said, “I wanted my illustration to celebrate the diverse notions of beauty. I did the illustration because women who embrace difference represent real beauty.”