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  • UWE Students' Union and UWE Bristol welcomes students to biggest-ever Freshers' Fair


    Around 10,000 UWE Bristol students are expected to attend Freshers' Fair at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus on Friday 20 September 2013.

    The Freshers' Fair, hosted by the University Students' Union (UWESU) is the biggest in the UK, filling the 4,000 m2 ECC. Over 250 UWESU sports clubs, societies, networks and commercial stalls create a vibrant and exiting environment for new and returning students.

  • From boring to brilliant: UWE student transforms Webmart's reception area


    Jamie Powell, a UWE Bristol student about to enter the second year of his BA in Graphic Design, spent the summer as the artist in residence at Webmart, one of Britain's leading, independent print and digital media companies.

    Jamie was based at the company's headquarters in Oxford where he was tasked by Webmart's founder and CEO, Simon Biltcliffe, with bringing some life to the building's foyer, through the design and creation of a mural.

  • UWE links up with Deki to supply recycled PCs for internet cafes in Africa


    A shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in the West African country of Togo after an eight week journey by sea. The recycled equipment was refurbished by student volunteers from UWE Bristol.

    They are currently being unpacked and installed to equip two internet cafes in the capital Lome. The cafe project is an initiative of Bristol-based microfinance charity Deki.

  • 'Going to UWE through Clearing was one of the best things I've done'


    Claire Swaffield, who has graduated with a first class honours degree in English Language and Linguistics, is glad she came to UWE Bristol through Clearing.

    She says, “I came to UWE as it was my final opportunity to study linguistics, after I did not get the grades for my initial UCAS choices. Having said that, it was definitely one of the best things I have done and I'm so glad I ended up at UWE!

  • UWE Bristol's Gospel Choir battle for national title


    UWE Bristol Gospel Choir has been selected as one of the eight finalist choirs in the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year Competition 2013.

    Each choir will be performing in this exciting evening of music in the wonderful setting of the London Hippodrome, Golders Green where UWE Gospel Choir will sing against the other 7 finalists, for the UGCY 2013 title.

  • Paisley pooch: UWE Bristol student Nia's Gromit is unveiled in Bedminster


    Talented student Nia Samuel-Johnson is delighted to see the Gromit she designed in his new home, as the Gromit Unleashed charity arts trail starts today in Bristol.

    Her gorgeous paisley-painted Gromit, which is sponsored by UWE Bristol, has been revealed in all his glory at North Street, Bedminster.

  • Five UWE students celebrate success at London Graduate Fashion Week


    Fashion design, illustration and photography students from UWE Bristol have won national recognition for their work at this year's Graduate Fashion Week in London.

    In five out of six awards students won accolades. The winner and runner-up for the GFW prize for Fashion Photography were both UWE students – Dean Stephen Davies and Faye Johnson. The ID Magazine 'diversity now' award for Fashion Illustration was won by Nicole McCartney.

  • UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world'


    A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.

    Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual culture with a 2:1 in 2003 and was featured in UWE Bristol Prospectus at the time. Now aged 30 and currently working in Shoreditch for Nexus, an award winning Animation production company, Lewis applied for one of the 'Best Jobs in the World as a Life Style Photographer where if successful he will be based in Melbourne for 6 months with Time Magazine on a $100,000 package.

  • Animation alumni win 0117 film challenge


    Two UWE Bristol alumni who met on the MA Animation course have won this year's 0117 Digital Short Challenge with a film that reveals the behind-the-scenes work within First Great Western's Traincare Depot in St Philips Marsh.

  • UWE Bristol student wins E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award


    Jake Tudge, a UWE Bristol student in the third year of his MEng Aerospace Engineering Degree, received the title of E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year, at a recent awards ceremony held at Canary Wharf in London. Jake saw off competition from nine other finalists to scoop the top honour at the event, and was presented with his award by Sir Trevor McDonald and Maria Antonio, Director of Human Resources for E.ON UK.

  • Meteorological data influences latest exhibition by UWE Bristol alumna Janette Kerr


    Visiting research fellow, UWE Bristol alumna and President of the RWA, Janette Kerr is currently exhibiting at the Coastal Museum on the Vestland coast in Bergen.

    The Extreme Seas exhibition forms part of a project called 'Extreme Wave theory' funded by the Arts Council and will be showing for the next two months.

  • 'Chicken 'n' flicks'


    A fried chicken takeaway establishment isn't a typical venue for a photography exhibition, but an enterprising UWE Bristol student, Maxwell Ball, is staging a pop-up exhibition in a well-known Bristol takeaway, Miss Millie's on Whiteladies Road. Maxwell originated and curated the exhibition.

    The exhibition will feature photographs of three photographers concerned with the overlooked spaces of Bristol's urban environment. The choice of venue reflects the photographers' approach of re-appropriating unused and overlooked spaces to redefine them.

  • 'Listen to the sun'


    A graduate designer from UWE Bristol has turned raw technical data from the sun and wind into a sonic and physical 'solar wind chime' to be shown for the first time at an event in Bristol on Thursday 18 April at the Watershed.

    Helen White graduated with a First Class degree in Design: material/process/context in 2012. During her recent residency at the Pervasive Media Studio she became fascinated by solar flares and their effects on the northern lights and their potential to create technological disruption. Helen has been exploring creative ways to respond to this natural phenomena.

  • UWE Bristol graduate featured in University Alliance drive to increase support for enterprise


    A graduate from UWE Bristol who started a microloan charity while still at University is featured in Start Up: a story, a publication by the University Alliance and NACUE that will be launched today, 16 April, at the Houses of Parliament.

    University Alliance and NACUE are calling for the Government to take further steps to support graduate entrepreneurship in the UK.

  • UWE Bristol students capture magic of WWT Slimbridge wildlife


    Students on UWE Bristol's new MA Wildlife Filmmaking, which is run in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, have been using their skills to capture the magic and mystery of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

    Flamingos, Bewick's swans, migrating birds, frogs and other amphibians became the stars for a series of films by the students for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust for communicating its work.

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