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  • Family businesses: 'Success and Familiness Go Hand in Hand' according to new research


    Against the backdrop of the toughest economic times in living memory, family businesses seem to be not only surviving, but thriving, according to research conducted by law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards and the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre


    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE domestic abuse service wins Attorney General's pro bono award


    Law students from the University of the West of England’s Bristol Law School have won a prestigious Attorney General’s award for a free service offering legal support to victims of domestic abuse.

  • UWE launches international placements for law students


    Two law students at the University of the West of England's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) are the first to be placed with German law firms as part of BILP's new international placement scheme. Over the summer, Legal Practice Course (LPC) students Simon Curran and Lauren Luscombe will undertake four-week placements at two leading German commercial law firms in Berlin and Dusseldorf.

  • Burges Salmon choose UWE for legal training


    The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has been confirmed by leading Bristol law firm, Burges Salmon as one of its preferred providers for the study of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course by its prospective trainees.

  • UWE Chancellor celebrates partnership success in SE Asia


    The University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom is marking its longstanding partnership with Universities in South East (SE) Asia with a tour of Malaysia and Vietnam.

  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth'


    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

  • UWE & Bristol Law Society announce trainee solicitor scheme


    A new student placement scheme for trainee solicitors at local law firms has been launched by the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England and the Bristol Law Society (BLS).

  • UWE graduate wins Xcel Student of the Year


    University of the West of England Geography graduate, Robert Nichols was awarded the honour of Xcel Student of the Year at the recent Xcel Student Awards 2010 in London. This award topped off a successful evening for the University winning four out of the eight categories with students, Alexandru Atudosie and Jessica Winter also being honoured for their outstanding achievements. The awards were presented by TV presenter, Konnie Huq.

  • UWE students to run Ultra challenge in aid of Combat Stress


    Student Marc May is planning to take part in a 50km charity run with three other students from the University of the West of England's Athletics club in aid of the charity Combat Stress.

  • UWE leads legal scholarship agenda


    The Human Rights and Environment agendas have been traditionally rather separated in law – even, in the view of some, mutually oppositional. Now a growing body of legal experts are aware of the need for a clear recognition of the intimacy of their relationship – and the search is on for a new way of relating these important concerns.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to UWE Chancellor


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss GBE PC in recognition of her significant contribution to the University and society through her national and international work. The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of Bristol Law School on Friday 26 November at Bristol Cathedral at 14.00.

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