- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre launches cookbook of recipes for creating new tech platforms
How can a hop, skip and a jump unlock a story?
How could the spirits of a place send you a text?
What would it be like to have a social media pet?
Anyone who has ever asked a question like this needs The Pervasive Media Cookbook – a collection of tech recipes where designers, engineers, artists and performers create new platforms to deliver art, entertainment and education to new audiences in new ways.
- Creativity can boost UK prosperity, says CEO of Creative England
4 December 2014, The Watershed at 18:00
What links Christopher Columbus, Punk Rock, and the banking industry? Creative enterprise – something that Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury will argue should be at the heart of economic thinking.
- Animation interns celebrate Children's BAFTA film nomination for Disney film with Arthur Cox
Animation graduates from UWE Bristol are delighted that 'Nina needs to Go' a film they worked on with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol, was recently nominated for a British Academy Children's Award.
- UWE Bristol team create a Silver Rose
Dr Liz Lane, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Composition and Performance at UWE Bristol, has been commissioned by Bristol City Council to compose a new work which will be conducted by Ian Holmes, Director of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts.
- We Live in Curious Times - award success for Graphic Design publication at ISTD International Typographic Awards
Students and staff on BA(Hons)Graphic Design have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for their course publication – We Live in Curious Times at the recent ISTD International Typographic Awards.
- Three projects from UWE Bristol win funding in latest REACT Play Sandbox
Digitally enhanced swings, intelligent toys and a flat pack cinema are three of the six latest REACT Play Sandbox projects announced today that involve collaborations between academics from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and creative businesses.
- Cary Comes Home - UWE Bristol supports first festival for Bristol screen icon
Vintage clothing, red carpets and paparazzi, students and staff from UWE Bristol are helping to recreate some old style Hollywood glamour in bringing Bristol's favourite son, Cary Grant back to our screens at the Bristol Hippodrome, as part of a two day festival in the city, Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend (11-12 October 2014).
UWE Bristol is a major festival sponsor, working with The Bristol Hippodrome and Watershed to host this inaugural festival celebrating how Bristol-born, Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. The event includes talks, tours, cocktails and film-making challenge.
- Fashion graduate helps 'reclaim pink'
An image created by Nia Samuel-Johnson, a UWE Bristol Fashion graduate, has been included as the lead image in a recent article in the influential Life and Style section of the Guardian.
- UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition
A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won £1,000 as runner up in a national competition called Love | Learning run by UCAS that attracted over 2,500 entrants. Emma Leaper is studying Fine Art and she specialises in conceptual sculpture that looks at the intersection between art therapy and contemporary art.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to David Rose
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Rose in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and television.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 24 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- Cinematographer Ben Smithard to speak at UWE Bristol London Graduate Show
Guest Lecture: Saturday 21 June from 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: The Bargehouse (4th Floor) South Bank, London SE1 9PH
London Graduate Show: 19 – 22 June 2014,The Bargehouse, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
Talented graduates from UWE Bristol's BA (Hons) Photography, Filmmaking and Creative Media (FCM) and Animation courses will be joined by renowned Cinematographer Ben Smithard BSC at their London Graduate Show as part of celebrations to mark 20 years of graduating students from the FCM course.
- UWE graphic design student wins architecture magazine cover competition
UWE Bristol Masters graduate Efisio Nicolò Sabiucciu has just won a prestigious design competition for the cover of the European architecture magazine Mark. The competition was organised by publishers Frame, from Amsterdam, to celebrate the magazine's fiftieth issue.
- Women pop artists ripe for rediscovery, says UWE art historian
Art historian Dr Sue Tate is taking part in Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art - A Culture Show Special to be broadcast on Saturday 10 May, 8.30pm on BBC2.
- It's the green light for Luke Jerram's Park and Slide in Bristol
Internationally renowned artist and UWE Bristol visiting senior research fellow, Luke Jerram is delighted to announce that his latest installation – Park and Slide will go ahead this Sunday 4 May from 11:00-17:00 subject to a final health and safety sign off on the day.