- 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.”
- UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world'
A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.
Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual culture with a 2:1 in 2003 and was featured in UWE Bristol Prospectus at the time. Now aged 30 and currently working in Shoreditch for Nexus, an award winning Animation production company, Lewis applied for one of the 'Best Jobs in the World as a Life Style Photographer where if successful he will be based in Melbourne for 6 months with Time Magazine on a $100,000 package.
- Animation alumni win 0117 film challenge
Two UWE Bristol alumni who met on the MA Animation course have won this year's 0117 Digital Short Challenge with a film that reveals the behind-the-scenes work within First Great Western's Traincare Depot in St Philips Marsh.
- Digitally come dancing: UWE's creative partnerships win national arts funding
Collaborations in digital media and dance between UWE Bristol and leading arts organisations and technology partners in the West have just won funding from a prestigious national arts research programme.
One of the UWE collaborations is with Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and technology giant IBM. The second is with dance development agency Pavilion Dance South West and Mobile Pie, whose location-based gaming app encourages the public to geo-tag films of themselves dancing.
- UWE Bristol graduates worked on animation for Oscar nominated 'Life of Pi'
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.
- Secret City sells out screenings
A film by a current lecturer and former professor from UWE Bristol, that lifts the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has sold out three screenings in Bristol and London.
Secret City was written by Lee Salter, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at UWE, and directed by Michael Channan, Professor of Film and Video at the University of Roehampton. The film uncovers the hidden history of the institutions at the heart of the economic crisis and shines a spot light on the complex relationships between these corporations, the Government, the Monarchy, the Church and Greater London, in terms of the global economy.
- UWE talent plays key role in Bristol Digital Week
26 January to 1 February 2013
UWE Bristol has been working with partners from the BBC and innovative organisations across the city to put on Digital Bristol Week, one of the largest free programmes of events, packed with training and workshops for people working in the creative sector.
- UWE Bristol Graphic Design students enjoy award success
UWE Bristol's Sophie Balch, Fanny Wacklin-Nilsson and Kathryn Evans-Prosser are the latest Graphic Design students to have their work recognised by London's top industry professionals.
At the world famous St Bride Library, in London, it was Sophie and Fanny's design industry-themed zine, Fond that beat off stiff industry competition to receive the accolade of 'Best in Show'.
- Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding
Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.
- Creative courses at UWE Bristol given industry stamp of approval
A number of exciting and creative courses at UWE Bristol have recently had confirmed accreditation from Creative Skillset, the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position.
- Exciting tie-up for UWE Bristol journalism students
The 'Voice' monthly papers in the Bristol area are launching their third and fourth titles in the New Year – just 15 months after their creation.
The magazines – hyperlocal news publications paid for with adverts – have proved incredibly popular since they were launched by two former Bristol Post executives Richard Coulter and Emma Cooper.