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  • UWE Bristol offers 3D printing to all students

    21/01/2013

    UWE Bristol is leading the way amongst UK universities by making 3D printing technology available to all students by locating a 3D printer in the main university library.

    It is believed to be the first 3D printer in an academic library in the UK. The new initiative is made possible through a donation from 3D Systems Limited.

    3D print technology, also known as additive layer manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology with applications in manufacturing, engineering and academic research. It is sometimes available to university students on relevant courses – such as creative product design or engineering courses. For example UWE Bristol already has 3D printers within the Faculty of Technology and in the leading Centre for Fine Print Research.

  • 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.

  • Project Zulu take on charity swim to bring South African Choir to Bristol in 2013

    10/12/2012

    Saturday 15 December, 09:00, Clevedon beach

    Project Zulu, a group of 10 student teachers and two tutors from UWE Bristol will bravely take on the chilly waters of the Bristol Channel for a charity swim to raise funds to bring a South African primary school to Bristol next June.

  • Challenges of raising school leaving age to 18 for young people who are NEET: UWE expert speaks at Parliamentary inquiry

    10/12/2012

    Some young people already find it difficult to enjoy and achieve at school. With the raising of the school leaving age to 18 by 2015, a new challenge is looming - of engaging them in learning for a further two years.

    Contributing to the debate is Dr Barry Percy-Smith from UWE Bristol, who has conducted in-depth research into the experiences and attitudes of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).

  • Surfing the Avon to bring South African Choir to Bristol in 2013

    22/10/2012

    An Education lecturer from UWE Bristol will paddle a surf board from Bradford on Avon 26 miles to the Arnolfini in Bristol in one day to raise funds for Project Zulu on Saturday 27 October.

  • UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event

    13/08/2012

    UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • Sponsor announced for new primary academy

    03/05/2012

    The Secretary of State has confirmed that the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) will oversee the planning, development and operation of a new primary academy on the former Wallscourt Farm land, working closely with the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Roger White OBE

    20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Roger White OBE in recognition of his outstanding work with ASDAN in the field of curriculum innovation.

  • UWE continues to offer outstanding teacher training

    14/04/2011

    The University of the West of England has received a glowing Ofsted report for the provision of teacher training at secondary, primary and further education levels.

  • People like us: why some middle class families opt for the local comp

    06/04/2011

    A book co-authored by a UWE academic delves into the assumptions and motivations of liberal parents in making decisions about secondary schools.

  • Maths inspired mural shows that Art makes numeracy fun

    04/04/2011

    Begbrook School mural unveiled on 8 April at 14:45

    A mural inspired by maths and created by school children at Begbrook School, working with a group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England, will be unveiled at the school on Friday 8 April at 14:45 by UWE Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough.

  • UWE offers flexible Higher Education awards

    17/03/2011

    A new and flexible approach to University-level learning for organisations, community groups and individuals has been launched by the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • BLOODHOUND chief engineer to inspire young engineers

    14/03/2011

    Chief engineer of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car project Mark Chapman and rocket specialist Daniel Jubb will give an inspirational first-hand account of the technical challenges overcome so far at an evening lecture on 16 March at the University of the West of England.

  • Does class spell success at university?

    25/01/2011

    How do students from different backgrounds fare at different universities in the same city? How are their needs met and what 'added value' do universities provide? These are some of the key questions being asked in a unique study by the University of the West of England the University of Bristol. Given current concerns that the rise in tuition fees and cuts to university funding could deter poorer students from attending universities that charge the highest fees, the findings will be of interest to prospective students and universities alike.

  • UWE appoints new professor in Technology Enhanced Learning

    21/01/2011

    The University of the West of England has appointed Dr Liz Falconer to a new post as Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning. Dr Falconer is based in UWE's E-Learning Development Unit.

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