500k funding for businesses in the West of England

Grants of 10,000 to 75,000 are being made available to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England, thanks to the relaunch of a highly successful funding scheme.

Institute of Directors award for UWE Bristol Pro Vice-Chancellor

A Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been awarded a prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) prize.

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.

Beware of extortion/fraud attempts targeting international students

We've been made aware that a number of international students in the UK have recently fallen victim to extortion attempts. Extortion is when someone tries to get something from you (especially money), through force or threats.

Appearance research in spotlight as international experts gather for conference

A world-leading academic conference organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will bring the best research and debate on the psychology of appearance to Bath next week.

Giant diesel sculpture reveals what city dwellers breathe in

A sculpture designed to make air pollution visible to the public will be on display as part of a UWE Bristol public engagement project.Artist Luke Jerram's Inhale sculpture depicts a diesel soot particle three million times its actual size. The 3m-high artwork commissioned by the University will make its first public appearance at the Festival of Nature in Bristol on the weekend of June 9-10.

UWE Bristol rated GOLD in Government assessment

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been awarded gold status in the latest Government rankings for higher education providers.

Filmmaking graduate's documentary reaches final three for Student BAFTAs

A documentary made by a UWE Bristol graduate has made it to the finals of the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Student Film Awards. Lindsey Parietti's Blood Island is one of only three finalists in the Awards' Documentary category. Two other films made by the University's graduates were selected for the long list, following hundreds of submissions worldwide.

UWE Bristol climbs into top 40 in latest Guardian league table

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed to its highest ever position in the Guardian university league table. Moving up 15 places, the University is ranked 37th out of 121 UK institutions in the newspaper's latest annual guide for students.

Changes to privacy law - what does it mean for you?

As we're sure you've seen over recent weeks, Data Protection legislation in the UK is changing.The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you more control over how your personal information is stored and used.