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  • UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas


    The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

    The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

  • UWE's transport changes mean better services for local people


    Timetables on public bus routes provided by Bristol's universities are being improved in response to feedback from local people while new routes are being introduced to provide added choice for bus users from 4 September 2011.

    The timetables on the most popular routes U2, U3 and U5 will run on a year round timetable, providing consistency for local users. This means that from September this year, bus timetables for these routes will remain the same outside of university term times, making these routes an attractive option for regular bus users. The routes are: U2 (UWE to City Centre via Gloucester Road); U3 (Old Market to UWE via Fishponds) and U5 (UWE to City Centre via Henleaze and Whiteladies Road).

  • Work starts on new bus link between UWE and Abbeywood


    Work has started to build a new dedicated road for buses and cyclists which will speed up journey times and reduce delays to bus services.

    The new two-way route links the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus with the Abbeywood Roundabout via the Cheswick housing development.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Liz Redfern CBE


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Liz Redfern CBE in recognition of her significant contribution to service to nursing education, leadership and influence in the South West in supporting nursing practice and policy.

  • Sir Ian Carruthers OBE installed as new UWE Chancellor at Bristol Cathedral


    Sir Ian Carruthers OBE will be installed as the new Chancellor of the University of the West of England on Monday 18 July and will confer his inaugural awards ceremony for graduands of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

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


    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


    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.

  • Going to university in 2012? UWE advises on fees, funding + support


    'Fees, funding and support advice evening' – Tuesday 12 July 17:00 to 20:00

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    The University of the West of England is holding an open evening to help students thinking of applying to go to university in 2012 with information and advice about funding and disability support and career prospects. The event is aimed at parents, carers and prospective students considering Higher Education in 2012 by presenting the facts.

  • UWE graduate employment rises for third year running


    The number of graduates from the University of the West of England getting high quality jobs has increased for the third year in a row despite a very competitive job market.

    Data released from the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveals reduced unemployment for graduates from universities in the South West with UWE graduates performing particularly well as unemployment levels drop for the third year running and quite substantially in the last year from 7.6% to 6.5%. This is significantly better than the national figure of 9% announced today.

  • Times Higher Award for UWE's Procurement team


    The Procurement team at the University of the West of England has won the Outstanding Procurement Team prize at the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2011. The award was presented by David Murphy, Director of the Public Sector, for Office Depot the award sponsors at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 16 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE


    Official launch of UWE Architecture and Product Design Centre Thursday 16 June 2011

    The Studios Extension, ‘R' block, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, visited the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today to formally open the recently completed Architecture and Product Design Centre.

  • UWE welcomes stadium initiative


    The University of the West of England welcomes the proposal for a new football stadium at the Frenchay Campus through a groundbreaking agreement with Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) subject to planning permission.

  • Fashion students inspired by carnivorous plants, the female form and Japanese islands


    Memories of the sea, dazzling Indian paisley designs and a deserted Japanese island have inspired students from the University of the West of England, who are showing their collections at Bristol Graduate Fashion Show 2011.

  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre


    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

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