- Healthy planet indicator bugs and blubber gloves at UWE Bristol's Festival of Nature display
Visitors to UWE Bristol's tent at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature will be able to look for indicator bugs, lichens and micro-organisms under the microscope and learn how their presence or absence reveals the health of the environment.
- UWE Bristol student wins bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
Eleanor Cox, a final year Fashion Textiles student from UWE Bristol has been honoured with a David Bethal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.
- UWE Bristol triumphs for second year running in RSA Student Design Award
UWE Bristol Graphic Design student Rebecca Penmore, has won a national award from the RSA www.thersa.org with her project 'The Pub Hub Club,' a scheme that aims to keep pubs at the heart of local communities by maximising the space and social aspects that already exist. Rebecca won an internship at Waitrose in the Graphic Design Department, under the immediate direction of the Head of Graphic Design.
- UWE Bristol's largest ever Creative Industries Degree Show 2012
Over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students will present their work at this year's Creative | Industries Degree Show at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE Bristol from Saturday 9 June to Thursday 14 June*. The Show takes place at Bower Ashton Campus near Ashton Court, Spike Island Studios, and BV Studios in Windmill Hill. Admission is free.
- UWE Bristol student gains recognition for wild orchid research
A UWE Bristol student is pursuing a passion for researching wild orchids alongside his undergraduate history degree.
At 21, Dino Zelenika is used to being the youngest person at the various orchid associations and meetings he attends. Despite his age Dino has already carried out field research into wild orchids in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) where he was born. This research with his photos will feature in the latest issue of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) journal The Orchid Review. The Orchid Review is the oldest and most influential orchid magazine in the world, and has been published since 1893, when Victorian society was in the grip of orchid mania.
- Greek God Hermes inspires new music app
The Greek God Hermes is the inspiration behind a new app called On a theme of Hermes designed by SATSYMPH who comprise UWE Bristol lecturer Philip Phelps, composer Marc Yeats and Bristol based poet Ralph Hoyte.
- UWE Bristol students have Graduate Fashion all sewn up
- UWE Bristol students celebrate the Cultural Olympiad through street art project
April saw the start of an exciting new art project at UWE Bristol celebrating the Cultural Olympiad through a series of sporting street art works.
- UWE deal to commercialise groundbreaking 3D printable ceramic material
Print experts from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) have developed a new 3D printable ceramic material called ViriClay. The team led by Professor Steve Hoskins and Dave Huson has developed and patented the material which allows the printing of ceramic objects directly in 3D, saving time and money.
- UWE Bristol and M Shed co-host conference on West Country writing
M Shed Bristol 11 and 12 May 2012
The Regional History Centre at UWE Bristol and the M Shed museum will co-host a two day conference at M Shed on 11 and 12 May 2012 that will explore the historical contribution of writers and writing to the making of the English West Country.
- UWE Bristol + BBC present unique opportunity to learn how to become a wildlife filmmaker
UWE Bristol and the BBC's world leading Natural History Unit (NHU) in Bristol have teamed up to deliver a pioneering postgraduate degree in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- New App celebrates Curzon cinema history
In its 100th year the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon is embracing digital technology with the introduction of the Curzon Memories App that brings the cinema's colourful past to life. The App will be launched at an afternoon tea event at the Curzon on Saturday 31 March at 16:00.
The App can be downloaded from App Store and Android Market – just type in 'Curzon App'. The QR Codes are also available on the Official Curzon Memories App site http://www.eyefullproductions.co.uk/curzon/qrcodes.html
- UWE graduate exhibits Titanic art in New York and Latvia
Artworks inspired by the hidden impact on her family of the sinking of the Titanic have been created by UWE Bristol fine arts graduate Mary Rouncefield. The evocative works have been selected for international exhibitions in New York and Latvia to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.
- British Academy Fellowship for UWE Bristol Philosopher
A philosopher from UWE Bristol, Dr Havi Carel, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid Career Fellowship. Dr Carel will use the research award to write a book about the experience of illness to be published by Oxford University Press.
- New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy
Banksy: The Bristol Legacy
Edited by Paul Gough
Published April 2012
160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99
The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.