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  • Children's engineering designs celebrated during event and public exhibition this week


    Young aspiring engineers will attend a ceremony at UWE Bristol's exhibition centre on 14 June, where judges are to announce the South West regional winners of the Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Awards. Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Chris Skidmore will join Vice-Chancellor Steve West to congratulate those who entered the competition. On 15 June, an exhibition open to the public will showcase hundreds of the shortlisted and winning designs ideas.

  • Partnership with City of Bristol College looks to increase university participation for South Bristol


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City of Bristol College have signed a partnership agreement that looks to help South Bristol residents get into university. Last year, South Bristol featured at the bottom of UCAS's university take-up league table for the whole of the United Kingdom in terms of young people's progression to higher education.

  • Bursaries for disadvantaged students helping close performance gap, study finds


    Bursaries available to students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are proving highly effective at reducing disadvantage, new research has found.

  • UWE Bristol events to inspire next generation of student engineers


    A week of engineering events organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) at the end of June is set to showcase the creativity of current and future engineers across the South West. On 28 June, activities for young people will celebrate women in engineering and inspire schoolgirls interested in the sciences. On 29 June, judges will announce winners of The Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Awards, and the following day families can view the schoolchildren's exhibited designs.

  • UWE Bristol supports Engineer Leaders Award for South West England


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and DE&S (part of the Ministry of Defence) have teamed up with Primary Engineer Programmes and kicked off the Year of Engineering by launching the South West England Region's Primary Engineer & Secondary Engineer Leaders Award, a national engineering competition for schools.

  • Inspiring curiosity for an innovative future


    Curiosity Connections is a new network being launched this week to connect people inspiring primary STEM learning in the Bristol region.

    Science teachers and communicators across the Bristol region are coming together to share ideas, resources and learning to help inspire Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in primary schools.

  • Pre Higher Education Careers Service shortlisted for UK Career Development Award


    UWE Bristol has been shortlisted for a national award by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

    The Pre Higher Education Careers Service team are finalists in the UK Career Development Awards, in the category of 'Higher Education Widening Participation Pre-Entry Guidance Award'.

  • UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students


    In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.

  • Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England


    Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.

    Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.

    The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.

  • Bristol primary pupils to hit the skies with cool aeronautics


    On Friday 18 March, 100 children from Wrington Church of England Primary, St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary and Hillcrest Primary School (Totterdown) – will experience the fascinating world of flying, aerospace and engineering at a day-long Cool Aeronautics event at the University of the West of England (UWE) organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

  • 100 local children graduate in life skills from UWE Bristol's Children's University


    Mini-mortarboards will be at the ready, as local school children get the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and graduate in true university style from the Children's University (CU) at a ceremony held at Bristol Cathedral on Friday 10 July 2015.

    The South West is currently rated second lowest in the country for the number of 18 year olds progressing to Higher Education, with young people in London 37% more likely to continue. Within Bristol, the percentage of HE attendees varies greatly from area to area, progression can be less than 5% in Knowle compared to 99% in Clifton.

  • UWE Bristol make history at Chepstow Castle


    On Wednesday 10 JuneandThursday 11 June 2015 medieval men and women will descend on Chepstow Castle to engage school pupils and the general public in activities, tasks and learning opportunities inspired by life in the castle in the 11th century.

  • Jumpstart! Geography: national book award success for UWE Bristol academics


    Mark Jones and Sarah Whitehouse, Education tutors from UWE Bristol, are celebrating the success of their published book, Jumpstart! Geography: Engaging activities for ages 7−12, awarded a national GA award at the recent Annual Conference of the Geographical Association in Manchester.

  • 2015 Varsity Series - 1625 Independent People chosen as charity beneficiary


    Student Unions at both UWE Bristol and Bristol University have unanimously chosen local youth homelessness charity 1625 Independent People (1625ip) to benefit from funds raised during the 2015 Varsity Series.

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%


    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

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