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  • Reinventing the wallet, UWE design graduate develops wallet of the future


    A UWE Bristol Creative Product Design (CPD) graduate has produced a slim line alternative to the traditional wallet, capable of safely carrying up to 8 cards and notes, whilst simultaneously protecting contactless cards from fraud.

    James Dunlop, founder of imossi, that produces the wallets, graduated with a first in CPD in 2006. Since then he has worked on a number of design projects, including an eco-friendly tent made from recycled plastic and recycled cardboard, designed to combat the vast amount of discarded tents at music festivals around the world. James is now working to bring the N1 wallet to life via the crowdfunding website KickStarter.

  • Sheep-shaped and UWE Bristol fashion


    The UWE Bristol sponsored 'Lotus' Shaun – that is on display outside the Aardman Animations' building in Bristol as part of the 'Shaun in the City' charity sculpture trail – has created a hive of activity at the University itself, with staff running events to further raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

    The 'Far East' inspired Shaun, painted by Shaun the Sheep the Movie writer and director, Richard Starzak, sees many of Aardman's most famous creations adorning the legs and body of the sheep-shaped-sculpture, in different tai chi stances.

  • Fashion at UWE Bristol gets Creative Skillset seal of approval


    Fashion at UWE Bristol is the latest creative course at the University to receive industry approval 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.

  • UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Wendy Darke


    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Wendy Darke in recognition of her inspirational achievement in bringing the Natural World to audiences worldwide.

    The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Monday 13 July 2015 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE students design new Bristol Pounds


    Two of the new designs for the #NewBristolPounds released on Wednesday 1 July [2015] are by students from UWE Bristol.

    The competition received over 300 entries from artists, amateur and professional, and school children. An independent panel of eight judges selected the eight designs to feature on the new paper Bristol Pounds.

  • UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show


    Over 500 Art, Design and Media graduates will showcase their final pieces of work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. The show is being held at the Bower Ashton Campus, near Ashton Court, and at Spike Island in South Bristol from Saturday 6 June to Friday 12 June 2015. Admission is free.

  • Award successes for UWE Bristol Graphic Design students


    Graphic Design Students at UWE Bristol have been recognised nationally and internationally in the RSA Student Design Awards and the International Society of Typographic Designers Student Asseeement (ISTD).

    Six final year UWE students on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme have won prestigious national awards in the RSA Student Design Awards, which provide financial and practical assistance to student designers starting out in their careers.

  • UWE Bristol hosts international Reportager Award 2015


    Some of the best reportage drawing from across the world comes to UWE Bristol this May, as the winners of the Reportager Award 2015 are announced on Monday 11 May 2015 at Bower Ashton campus.

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette lecture marks formal UWE Bristol/Arnolfini partnership


    UWE Bristol and Arnolfini will mark the beginning of their formal partnership with a guest lecture from Sir Peter | Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England. Sir Peter will deliver an address to the business community as part of the University's renowned Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

  • UWE Bristol students reach top five in House of Illustration Competition


    Two students currently studying Illustration at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won the runners-up prize (£500) in the House of Illustration Competition, run in partnership with the Folio Society. This competition is open to professional illustrators as well as students, consequently they were up against some tough and talented competition. The other three finalists are all professional illustrators.

  • Six UWE students nominated in RTS Student Awards


    UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the animation category of the RTS West of England Student | Awards 2014, replicating last year's success of three out of three nominations in the category.

  • UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film


    The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.

  • Arnolfini present major new Richard Long exhibition


    Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol announces a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol's year as European Green Capital, TIME AND SPACE includes several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition, and will be accompanied by a new publication. Richard Long was born in Bristol, where he continues to live and work and this will be the most comprehensive exhibition by the artist in his home city since 2000. TIME AND SPACE will run from 31 July – 15 November 2015. Arnolfini and UWE Bristol have announced an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol, which will be fully agreed in the Spring.

  • Arnolfini and UWE Bristol announce new partnership


    Arnolfini and UWE Bristol are working on an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol. The partnership, which will be agreed in full in spring, will see the two organisations sharing resources and facilities and collaborating on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and academic research. The combined creativity and resources of both organisations will enable both institutions to offer a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and other activities to an increased audience.

  • 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.

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