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UWE Bristol and The Students' Union win at Fairtrade Awards

The Students' Union Shop won silver at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The University was named best Fairtrade University.

 
Rep Of The Month: February
Kelly Smallcombe is February's Rep of The Month

As part of our drive to reward and recognise our Student Reps we have introduced a Rep of the Month Award. This award is given to a Rep who has gone above and beyond their duties to bring issues to the attention of staff, make positive changes and engage students in their academic experience.

 
NUS Disabled Students' Conference
NUS Disabled Students Logo

We have one free spot to go to the Disabled Students' Conference. Interested? Get in touch!

 
Spotlight On: Video Gaming

In the spirit of #TeamUWE, Video Gaming Society are hosting a Varsity LAN on 25th March for students to compete in. The event will host a big inter-university tournament with teams from UWE going up against teams from Bristol University, in a variety of different games!

 
Jailbreak Winners - Team Chikita
Team Chikita won by getting to Gran Canaria

Team Chikita got the furthest in Jailbreak this year with a last minute flight to Gran Canaria - this is how they got on.

 
Jailbreak - Team G&T
Team G&T got to Venice

Grace Hancock and Natasha Abbott – Team G&T
Goal destination: Venice
Achieved destination: Venice!

 
Jailbreak - Team Sabbulous
Team Sabbulous ready to set off.

Last weekend Sian, Jamie and I took part in Jailbreak as Team Sabbulous. The aim was to far away from Frenchay Campus as we could in 36 hours with no money, we had to report to HQ every two hours - here is how we got on.

 
International Womens' Day

Check out how we're celebrating the achievements of women across the world.

 
5 Ways The Students’ Union Represents Your Academic Interests

VP Educations writes about the ways The Students' Union Represents your academic interests.

 
UWE Conquers Kilimanjaro 2017

Mount Kilimanjaro. The tallest mountain in Africa. Considering I get out of breath climbing a flight of stairs… seems a bit ambitious for me.

 
Jailbreak

How far will they go? Keep up to date with the latest developments from the teams.

 
Mayweather Statements

In solidarity with Bristol Women’s Voice, UWE Bristol, and their Unison Branch, we would like to voice our concern over Floyd Mayweather being set to host an event at Bristol Marriot Hotel on Wednesday 8 March.

 
Candidates Announced

It’s that time of year again; The Leadership Race is here! The Students’ Union is delighted to announce the candidates running in this year’s Leadership Race:

 
Spotlight On: Christian Union

From 6-10 March 2017, Christian Union will be hosting their events week about ‘The Big Questions’! There is a wide range of events happening; including ‘meal with a message’, a silent disco and a pizza and prayer evening. Get involved, ask questions and celebrate your faith with Christian Union.

 
Spotlight On: Islamic Society

This week celebrates Islamic Awareness Week, where Islamic Society are hosting a variety of events to educate our students and create a sense of community. There will be an exhibition stall in OneZone throughout the week for students to approach and ask any questions about Islam.

 
Accommodation Price Survey Results

The Results from the Accommodation survey are in. Sian, VP Community and Welfare took the results to the Rent Setting Board and presented your feedback.

 
New Penalty for using your phone behind the wheel

From today, drivers will receive a £200 fine and six points on their license if caught using a mobile phone. If you have had your license for less than two years, six points mean you will lose your license.

 
I can't always access the books I need

There are now 1-million e-books available through the Library online

 
Green is the New Gold..

In a bid to cut down on waste, UWE Athletics have teamed up with The Green Team.

 
UWE Athletics complete Blaise Castle

UWE Athletics Cross Country team took on the third fixture of the season on home turf; the venue? Blaise Castle. It's known for its difficult rocky terrain that would challenge the most seasoned athlete plus the challenge of completing a 6k and 10k course. It was extremely cold but thankfully we had incredible banter to warm us up.

 
UWE Athletics and Cross Country Beat the Brecon Beacons

Saturday 12th November marked the second Gwent League Cross Country fixture of the season, as UWE Athletics and Cross Country Club made the journey through the beacons to Brecon Athletics Club.

 
Lacrosse Mens 1st Team return to winning ways

After a bye-week for UWE lacrosse, the Men’s 1’s team was eager to face a Swansea side that had travelled a fair distance from South Wales. UWE have recovered from recent injuries and regained key defensive player Anoop Baines, as well as midfielder and captain Maurice Wills.

 
Students’ Union and UWE Bristol Success at Green Gown Awards

Thursday 10th November 2016 marked the annual EAUC’s (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) Green Gown Awards. Not only did we have the honour of being one of the 115 shortlisted finalists, The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol picked up a collaborative total of four of the prestigious awards, as well as being highly commended twice.

 
The Green Team 2015/16 Highlights

2015/16 was a big year for The Green Team here at The Students’ Union. We had festivals, Go Green Week, sent students to COP21, Bristol was the European Green Capital, became the first to be NUS Responsible Futures Accredited, and ran a whole host of other fantastic sustainability events.

 
Varsity 2017

Support #TeamUWE as we go head to head in a series of sporting events against Bristol University this March.

 
Summer Festival

Celebrate the end of year in style at the Summer Festival on Saturday 20 May 2017.

 
UWE Women’s Cricket

The club welcomes any level of experience and whether its social cricket or playing in the 1st XI, there are weekly coached sessions to improve your game, plus frequent social games and events.

 
UWE Women’s Basketball

The last 3 years have seen UWE Women’s Basketball go from oblivion – losing every game for two seasons to being undefeated league champions, varsity winners and have seen their squad almost double in numbers.

 
UWE Women's Hockey

UWE Women’s Hockey team currently has two clubs competing in BUCS who are both working hard for promotion this year. Due to the number of teams the club has, UWE Hockey can cater for all ability from pro to complete beginner.

 
UWE Women's Netball

Traditionally UWE Netball have been one of the universities most successful clubs. Both coaches have represented UWE when the team was playing at its highest standard in the Premier League.