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  • Virtual worlds can end the loneliness of the long distance learner

    10/05/2012

    Watch video here to find out more

    Learn more about new teaching and learning innovations at UWE Bristol at a special lecture that will be delivered from the Glendinning Lecture Theatre on the main Frenchay Campus on 16 May 2012. If you can't attend the lecture in the physical world, you can be there in the virtual world Second Life. Details of how to attend in the virtual world are on the booking form available at the link above.

  • UWE Bristol + BBC present unique opportunity to learn how to become a wildlife filmmaker

    11/04/2012

    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.

  • UWE Bristol invests in Microsoft communication and collaboration technology to modernise student learning

    04/04/2012

    UWE Bristol has invested in communication and collaboration technology from Microsoft in partnership with HP, Polycom, Juniper and Schneider to transform its teaching environment. The university is using technologies including Microsoft Lync and SharePoint to extend its learning environment beyond the four walls of the classroom and is giving its students the opportunity to learn in a variety of environments.

  • UWE supports College £1 million win to launch high flying apprenticeships

    29/11/2011

    Local colleges and UWE Bristol have been awarded a grant worth £1.1 million as part of a new scheme to establish Higher Apprenticeships, offering young people and adults a means to gain a higher education qualification whilst in work.

  • UWE Bristol graduate named Radiotherapy Student of the Year

    08/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol has won the Radiotherapy Student of the Year award. The award will be presented by the Society and College of Radiographers to Fran Roberts at a special ceremony at the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 November 2011. This is the third time in four years that a radiotherapy student from the University has been awarded this prestigious national prize.

  • Launch of new Education for Sustainable Development resource pack

    03/11/2011

    As part of UWE's Sustainability Week staff were given the opportunity to review and critique a new sustainable development teaching resource. Professor Jim Longhurst presented the slide pack to an audience of cross faculty academic and technical staff. The resource was produced by Dr. Sarah Hills and Tom Chambers on behalf of the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment and UWE's Knowledge Exchange for Sustainability Education Group.

  • UWE Bristol leads UK in professional recognition for Healthcare Science education

    31/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is the first University in the UK to gain professionally recognised accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Medical Education England and the Health Professions Council for its new Healthcare Science degree.

  • After-school robotics club wins Universities South West award for UWE graduate

    18/10/2011

    Robotics graduate Zan Nadeem from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious regional enterprise competition with her idea to provide after-school robotics clubs and workshops for pupils aged 10 -15 years.

  • UWE Bristol supports plans for region's University Technical College

    10/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is helping City of Bristol College with the plans for a University Technical College (UTC), which have been given the go-ahead to progress to the next stage. The UTC, which is proposed to be known as Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, plans to offer up to 600 students from the age of 14 an innovative approach to learning through full-time study linked to real projects.

  • UWE links up with US libraries to offer 24/7 advice service

    03/10/2011

    A new 24-hour online chat service for library users at the University of the West of England (UWE) has just started in time for the new academic year. This means that students and staff can access out-of-hours advice from a network of 400 academic libraries, across the US and in the UK. UWE is one of the first universities in the UK to offer this 24/7 benefit to students and staff.

  • UWE offers special training in Women's Health issues

    19/09/2011

    The University of the West of England will be offering specialist training and support to help people who work in professions concerned with women's health. The course has been developed to help professionals gain a better understanding of specialist issues so that clients and patients are better supported.

  • UWE geography lecturer wins National Teaching Fellowship

    08/08/2011

    Intrepid geography lecturer Dr Jennifer Hill, from the University of the West of England, has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She was one of 55 lecturers and learning support staff to be honoured with the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

  • UWE Bristol is to make one of the largest investments by a UK university with £10.5m to improve widening access

    12/07/2011

    In its Access Agreement announced today (July 12) UWE will make an annual commitment of £10.5 million to reach out and support students who despite obtaining the qualifications are still missing out on higher education because of their background. This will be one of the largest investments according to the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). In particular students from low income backgrounds, care leavers, access students and disabled students will be able to receive considerable learning and internship support including a package worth £5,000 over their 3 years. UWE will be offering the 4th largest investment by a UK university in terms of bursaries to support these students.

  • UWE nursing moves to vibrant Gloucester docks

    11/07/2011

    Nursing students from the University of the West of England will gain from improved facilities and closer ties to NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire from September, when the Department of Nursing and Midwifery within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences relocates from Hartpury College to the newly refurbished Alexandra Warehouse, Gloucester docks.

  • UWE links with US university to encourage STEM take-up

    28/06/2011

    The University of the West of England is linking with prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US to strengthen the recruitment of underrepresented students particularly to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). The project will also encourage and share best practice between the institutions in this area.

    UWE has been awarded a prestigious British Council Connect UK-US grant to deliver the project with CMU.

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