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  • 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.

  • UWE celebrates forests at Bristol Festival of Nature

    15/06/2011

    Festival of Nature 18-19 June Bristol Harbourside

    Children can find out ‘who eats who' in the forest when scientists and students from the University of the West of England offer activities based on the theme of trees at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature.

  • UWE welcomes stadium initiative

    09/06/2011

    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.

  • UWE filmmakers help build bridges with Jordanian students

    18/04/2011

    The University of the West of England is hosting a day of film-making for young people from Jordan as part of the Young Bridge Builders programme. The visitors are in Bristol from 18-20 April 2011 as part of a wider ten day-trip to Britain organised by the UK charity Bridges for Communities which aims to promote understanding between different cultures.

  • UWE domestic abuse service wins Attorney General's pro bono award

    11/04/2011

    Law students from the University of the West of England’s Bristol Law School have won a prestigious Attorney General’s award for a free service offering legal support to victims of domestic abuse.

  • Maths inspired mural shows that Art makes numeracy fun

    04/04/2011

    Begbrook School mural unveiled on 8 April at 14:45

    A mural inspired by maths and created by school children at Begbrook School, working with a group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England, will be unveiled at the school on Friday 8 April at 14:45 by UWE Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough.

  • Who is responsible for social care development for older people in residential care?

    31/03/2011

    With the number of people aged over 75 projected to nearly double from 4.8 to 8.7 million in England by 2033, experts from leading organisations dealing with the care of older people, are calling for positive change to training and development for managers and carers in residential homes.

  • UWE Shiatsu practitioner helps trauma victims in Bosnia

    31/03/2011

    A lecturer and Shiatsu practitioner from the University of the West of England is travelling to Sarajevo in April to work with people traumatised by the impact of the siege of Sarajevo. Patricia Homewood combines a role as an Associate Lecturer in Education with working in UWE’s Wellbeing Centre as a Shiatsu practitioner.

  • UWE teams up with Oxfam and Orange Street

    25/03/2011

    'Oxvamp' Fashion Show, the 3rd Floor, Bush House, Bristol Friday 1 April 2011, doors open at 19:00 for 19:30 start A group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England have partnered up with Oxfam and Orange Street Creative Studios to help organise the Oxvamp Fashion Show at Bush House in Bristol on Friday 1 April 2011

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • Koestler Highly Commended Award for Music in Time Project

    17/03/2011

    Music in Time, a creative music programme developed by Superact, in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP), recently won a Koestler Highly Commended Award for their work with Dartmoor Prison. The music programme won a Singer-Songwriter category commendation for the production of a music CD with prisoners entitled 'No Rhyme or Reason'.

  • UWE & HMP Bristol present ' CON-Artists' art exhibition

    15/03/2011

    CON–Artists 16 – 18 March 2011 UWE Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 March,10:00 – 16:00 The University of the West of England's Bower Ashton Campus will be hosting an exhibition of artwork from a class at HMP Bristol, in a collaborative project between HMP Bristol and UWE's Department of Art and Design.

  • CON-Artists exhibition at UWE's Bower Ashton campus

    14/03/2011

    UWE's Bower Ashton Campus will be hosting an exhibition of work from the art class at HMP Bristol in a collaborative project between HMP Bristol and UWE's Department of Art and Design.

    CON-Artists showcases the creative talents of current and ex-prisoners at HMP Bristol, including independently produced cell work as well as work produced in the prison's art class.

  • BLOODHOUND chief engineer to inspire young engineers

    14/03/2011

    Chief engineer of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car project Mark Chapman and rocket specialist Daniel Jubb will give an inspirational first-hand account of the technical challenges overcome so far at an evening lecture on 16 March at the University of the West of England.

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