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  • Wessex Red awards prize to millionth bus passenger

    29/03/2012

    Wessex Red surprised a lucky passenger today, Thursday 29 March with a prize for being the millionth passenger to use the new service.

    Since its launch in September 2011 Wessex Red has carried a million passengers on its routes - run in partnership with UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol. The service, formerly called Ulink, was relaunched last year and is now open to the general public as well as those studying or working at the City's university campuses.

  • Top budgeting tips for UWE Bristol students at 'Managing your money week'

    12/03/2012

    Managing your money week: 12 – 16 March 2012 UWE Bristol

    UWE Bristol students will have the opportunity to taste test 'branded and economy' products and guess the value of their food items, in the shopping basket challenge competition – just two of the activities aimed at helping students make the most of their money as part of National Student Money Week. Now in its third year, this successful event is organised by Student Services and UWE Bristol's Student Union (UWESU).

  • UWE Bristol are double winners in Fairtrade Business Awards

    12/03/2012

    UWE Bristol has won two awards in the first ever Fairtrade Business Awards held in Bristol and sponsored by The Co-operative. The Awards were presented by the BBC's George Alagiah at a ceremony at Leigh Court on Friday 9 March [2012].

  • UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival

    28/02/2012

    As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.

  • February is the month to 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol

    02/02/2012

    Students from UWE Bristol will spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'.

    Now in its sixth successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

  • Family fun day marks first anniversary of Migrant Rights Centre Bristol

    09/12/2011

    The Migrants Rights Centre will celebrate its first anniversary on Human Rights Day, Saturday 10 December, with a Family Fun Day at Easton Community Centre.

    The Migrant Rights Centre Bristol (MRCB) was set up by the Bristol Counter Trafficking Coalition and UWE Bristol's Human Rights Unit, and its creation was endorsed by Bristol City Council. MRCB is run by volunteers to promote human rights among migrants and their families and eliminate the risk of poverty, exclusion, exploitation and discrimination in Bristol and the greater Bristol area.

  • Award winning free legal advice service will tackle environmental issues

    16/11/2011

    The award winning Community Legal Advice and Representation Service (CLARS) of Bristol Law School (UWE Bristol) is launching an exciting new collaborative service which will address environmental issues in Bristol and the South West.

  • Students help to improve lives on expedition to Kenya

    05/10/2011

    Students and staff from the University of the West of England have been improving the lives of young people in Tsavo, Kenya through community projects and coaching sports as part of a four week volunteering expedition.

  • Students celebrate Black History Month with live music gig

    05/10/2011

    'Love Music Hate Racism', Tuesday 25 October, Start The Bus (Baldwin Street Bristol) Doors open at 20:00, Gig starts at 20:30

    The University of the West of England Students' Union (UWESU) and University of Bristol Students' Union (UBU) will co-host 'Love Music Hate Racism', a live music gig in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday 25 October 2011 from 20:00 at Start The Bus, Baldwin Street, Bristol.

  • Hartpury volunteers muck in at Gloucester City Farm

    15/09/2011

    On Friday 16 September, 20 students from the Foundation Science Animal Behaviour and Welfare course at Hartpury College will be mucking in, and maybe mucking out, at St James' City Farm, Gloucester. The students will be kicking off their academic year with some volunteering and a chance to get to know each other through team tasks.

  • UWE law graduate organises concert to raise awareness of child abuse

    09/09/2011

    Gloryfest 2011 Colston Hall Bristol Sunday 18 September 2011

    Rebecca Berryman, a Law graduate from the University of the West of England, has co-organised a major concert, 'Gloryfest 2011' that will highlight awareness of child abuse and its impact on our community.

    'Gloryfest 2011' brings together people from all backgrounds and takes place at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Sunday 18 September at 19:00.

  • Work starts on new bus link between UWE and Abbeywood

    19/07/2011

    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 sponsors Pride Bristol

    13/07/2011

    The University of the West of England is sponsoring Pride Bristol 2011 on 16 July. The event will celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West in the spirit of diversity. Pride Bristol 2011 culminates in a one day festival at Castle Park on Saturday 16 July following a week of diverse cultural events. As one of Pride partners, UWE has a stall in the Community Tent at the event.

  • 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.

  • Space Shuttle astronauts touch down at UWE

    28/06/2011

    The crew who travelled on the very last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery will make an inspirational presentation to hundreds of school pupils when they visit the University of the West of England on 1 July.

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