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  • 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.

  • UWE Bristol forms partnership with acclaimed photographer Martin Parr's new Bristol-based Martin Parr Foundation


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has announced a new collaborative partnership between its Photography degree courses and the Martin Parr Foundation.

  • Fully-funded arts studentships available after £900,000 grant awarded


    Arts and humanities students have the chance to land a fully-funded PhD scholarship with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and two partner universities.

  • UWE Bristol celebrates Royal Television Society West of England Awards


    There was a strong showing for UWE Bristol at the glitzy Royal Television Society West of England awards at the Bristol Old Vic.

    Hosted by Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, the ceremony honoured the best in film and television production from Bristol with 28 awards from excellence in sound and special effects to the best of drama and factual programmes.

  • Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?


    Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol are sponsoring a special track at this year's VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 2017] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.

  • UWE Bristol investment in creative industries tops £37 million


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is moving towards the final phases of an ambitious and transformational development programme that will see a significant £37 million investment in creative industries education in Bristol.

  • Bristol Music Trust and UWE Bristol sign new partnership


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Bristol Music Trust (BMT) have agreed a new strategic partnership.

    The Bristol Music Trust is a charitable trust that runs both the Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two institutions provides a framework for new strands of collaborative activity between the University and BMT.

  • Associate Professor co-curates exhibition celebrating work of Angela Carter


    An academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has co-curated an exhibition celebrating the work of author and journalist Angela Carter.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Philippa Lowthorpe


    Philippa Lowthorpe has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of her contribution to film and television.

  • UK's largest ever study reveals origins of 45,600 surnames


    We all have a surname, but how many of us know anything about its origin and history? A major Arts and | Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research project led by a team at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will unveil the UK and Ireland's largest and most comprehensive collection of family names published by Oxford University Press.

  • Cultural education fair and lecture series to launch at Arnolfini


    Fair: 10 November 2016, 16:00 - 18:00, Arnolfini Talk: 19:00 - 21:00

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Arnolfini, are hosting the first Cultural Education Fair - a chance for educators and students to find out about creative and cultural opportunities for young people in the city.

  • Best of Britannia brought to the West


    Stalls: 10:00 – 18:00, 5-6 November, St George's, Bristol

    Panel Discussions: 18:00 – 20:00, 4 November and 11:00 – 12:30, 5 November, City Campus at Arnolfini

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    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), working in partnership with Destination Bristol, is bringing the Best of Britannia (BOB) event to the West for the first time.

  • Bristol and Bath are the go to cities for design


    Bristol and Bath by Design report launch

    The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe London, 3 November 2016
    12:30 – 13:15 followed by lunch

    The unparalleled success of the design industry, from aerospace to illustration, in the Bristol and Bath region should be celebrated and acknowledged. The two cities also need designated funding to enable growth to support connectivity and networks between specialist businesses and to showcase the region as the UK leader in the design sector.

  • Filmmaking graduate scoops prestigious NAHEMI Award


    UWE Bristol Filmmaking graduate, Lutia Swan-Hutton, has won the 'NAHEMI Award for Creativity' at the 22nd Encounters Short Film Festival, which ran at Bristol's Watershed between the 22-25 September 2016.

    The NAHEMI is the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image and represents all of the major film schools and film courses in the UK and Ireland. Each year, at Encounters, NAHEMI screens the best student films from across the UK and Ireland.

  • New report shows how universities and creative sector can collaborate to drive innovation


    Creative hubs encourage collaboration, share knowledge between disciplines and are vital to innovation in the creative sector. Universities can play a pivotal role in this process, but, the REACT Report argues, culture change is essential to ensure that happens.

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