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  • Two wins for UWE Students at Regional RTS Awards


    The winners of the RTS West of England Student Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at The Everyman Cinema in Bristol on 12 February. The region had received the highest ever number of entries across a range of categories including drama, animation, short form, comedy and entertainment and factual.

  • Fashion students awarded bursaries from historic City of London livery company


    Three Fashion students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been awarded prestigious bursaries from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.

  • Honorary degree awarded to Jonathan Dimbleby


    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctors of Letters to Jonathan Dimbleby in recognition of his contribution as a writer, broadcaster and historian.

  • UWE Bristol graduate film throws light on period poverty


    Girl, directed by recent UWE Bristol graduate Lowri Roberts, pulls no punches, tackling issues around immigration, homelessness and periods. The 12 minute film has been officially selected for the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, premiering on Saturday 13 October.

  • Sir Peter Bazalgette launches state-of-art digital facilities at Bower Ashton campus


    Sir Peter Bazalgette, who is Executive Chairman of ITV, hosted the official opening of the Digital Media Studios at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on Monday. The award-winning £9 million building on the Bower Ashton campus houses industry standard production film making, animation and photography facilities for creative industries students.

  • Honorary degree awarded to John Akomfrah


    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to John Akomfrah in recognition of his contribution and commitment to arts and moving images.

  • Honorary degree awarded to Professor Lubaina Himid


    UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Professor Lubaina Himid in recognition of her contribution to British contemporary art and advocacy of Black artists and their creativity.

  • Honorary degree awarded to David Olusoga


    UWE Bristol awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Olusoga in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of the past as an author, TV presenter and producer. He is a public intellectual who offers a nuanced and sensitive approach to contested histories which resonate today.

  • 19th century Poet Laureate's Kingsdown home discovered through UWE Bristol research


    A blue heritage plaque has been unveiled in Bristol to denote the house where a famous 19th Century Romantic poet once lived. While researching a new online course about writers in the west country, a Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) discovered that former Poet Laureate Robert Southey lived in 87 Kingsdown Parade from 1802-1803.

  • Student designed Gromit to go on display at Bower Ashton as part of arts trail


    A Gromit sculpture painted by two UWE Bristol graduates is to go on display at the University's Bower Ashton campus, as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 public arts trail, which takes place in Bristol over the summer. The artists decorated the dog – one half of the Wallace and Gromit duo in the eponymous animation films – after winning a competition to design the canine character.

  • Art students to showcase work as Spike Island opens its studios


    The home of UWE Bristol's Fine Arts courses is set to throw open its doors to the public.

    Students on Fine Art and Art & Visual Culture courses based at Spike Island will showcase their work during an open studios weekend.

  • Symposium to explore how documentaries can better engage audiences using technology


    The fifth edition of the i-Docs symposium, which is dedicated to the expanding and evolving field of interactive documentaries, is to take place from 21-23 March at the Watershed. The bi-annual event is hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)'s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).

  • Pervasive Media Studio celebrates 10 years


    Bristol's Pervasive Media Studio, a creative space at Watershed that hosts artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday 17 February. Members of the public of all ages are invited to visit the Studio to explore some of the projects created by its residents.

  • UWE Bristol Fellowship to combine traditional printing methods with cutting-edge technology


    A T-shirt print capable of warning its wearer when dangerous chemicals are in the air, and pharmaceutical packaging with ink signifying when pills are counterfeit are just two ideas likely to emerge from a new research project involving the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and a leading scientist and print industry expert.

  • Bristol named UNESCO City of Film


    Bristol's reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised with the announcement that it has been named a UNESCO City of Film.

    The announcement by the Director-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) made this morning confirmed that Bristol has succeeded in its bid and will join the likes of Sydney, Galway, Rome and Bradford as a City of Film.

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