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  • Applied Sciences at UWE Bristol retain Athena SWAN Bronze Award for commitment to gender equality


    The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) has announced the renewal of the Athena SWAN Bronze Award granted to the Department of Applied Sciences in recognition of its continued efforts to challenge gender inequality.

  • Architecture students transform former Turkish baths


    12 UWE Bristol MArch Architecture students camped at the Making Lewes Festival for one week in order to help reopen a former Turkish baths in the centre of Lewes, and transform it into a temporary festival and exhibition venue; a showcase of community re-use. Opening the building's doors to residents of Lewes, the students worked with a range of local people in activities and making workshops.

  • Impact of road transport on air quality not given sufficient priority in UK transport planning


    UK transport planning is not sufficiently taking into account the environmental impacts of transport choices according to researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society and Air Quality Management Resource Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • 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.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Wendy Stephenson


    Wendy Stephenson has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of her contribution to renewable energy engineering and security.

  • Did you experience drought of '76? University researchers want to hear tales of historic dry summer


    Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories for an academic project.

    On the 40th anniversary of the country's most severe water shortage in living memory, academics from a team led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking accounts of how Britons coped.

  • Merging Spheres of Design Practice: Architecture into the unknown?


    Launch event:UWEArch@20Show and Discussion Debate, 6 July 2016, 17:30, Engine Shed, Bristol

    The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment will mark the 20 year milestone of architecture education at UWE Bristol, with a celebratory exhibition showcasing this year's best graduate talent from across five architecture programmes at Engine Shed, Bristol. The UWEArch@20Show, at Engine Shed will open to the public on 6 July and will run until 20 July. Launching the show on Wednesday 6 July, leading international architects, developers and designers will gather to speak at a specially curated discussion debate event 'Merging Spheres of Design Practice: Architecture into the unknown?

  • A glimpse at how our world will be shaped: Designers and architects of future exhibit work in student show


    An innovative boat which cleverly doubles up as a car roof box and a set of beautifully-crafted plans for the regeneration of a once-booming Dutch city are among the student projects set to go on display in an annual showcase of final year work.

  • New graduate conversion course to be offered in Building Services Engineering


    UWE Bristol has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to create a new graduate conversion course in Building Services Engineering. One of 28 projects awarded a share of £1.7 million to retrain graduates to meet the economy's growing demand for engineers, data science and cybersecurity experts.

  • CAD knowledge key to placement success for Creative Product Design student


    Equipping students in advance with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills needed for a year in industry, was a key factor in Creative Product Design student, Justin Ireland successfully securing a placement at the Bristol offices of world-leading Graphic Packaging International.

  • Story telling bench for new pocket park in Bedminster


    A forgotten space on North Street in Bedminster is gradually being turned into a 'pocket park' in a project involving student volunteers and academics from the Bristol School of Architecture at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), as part of the 'Hands-on-Bristol' project working with the Bedminster Town Team.

  • Architecture student presents prize-winning design at United Nations


    Louise Priestman, a postgraduate architecture student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded second place in the International Council for Caring Communities' (ICCC) annual student design competition. Her innovative designs for an integrated 'village style' development for the elderly in Castle Park, secured her an invite to the United Nations in New York where she presented her scheme at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development.

  • Student design project with Hft inspires innovative personalised technology solutions


    Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been given a unique opportunity to design personalised technology (also known as assistive technology) to support people with learning disabilities by Hft, a leading national charity and major provider of services across England, based in Bristol.

  • Three UWE academics sign up to the need for a new approach to our housing crisis


    Three academics from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have signed up in support of a recent letter to The Guardian newspaper highlighting the need for a new approach to the housing crisis faced in our cities.

  • Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol


    As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.

    From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.

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