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How to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Bristol

The Year of the Rat begins on Saturday 25 January, with celebrations happening across the city, continuing into February. There’s no better time to get out and about in Bristol, exploring the diverse culture our city celebrates and thrives upon.

 
How does The Students’ Union represent your academic interests?

At The Students’ Union, we work with around 1000 UWE Bristol Student Representatives to ensure that your voice is heard at every level of UWE Bristol’s Academic Governance Structure. This blog will tell you a little bit more about who they are and what they do for you!

 
The Students’ Union Black Hall of Fame is here!

Following the 2019 Black History Month programme, The Students' Union is pleased to bring you the Black Hall of Fame. The Black Hall of Fame celebrates the successes of some black students, staff and alumni of UWE Bristol.

 
7-day digital detox: My week without social media

Unite Students challenges a student to a week-long digital detox. Here's what happened...

 
Reasons why you should run in the Leadership Race

Do you want to drive change and represent the student voice across all levels of UWE Bristol? Run in the Leadership Race and make a difference during your time at university.

 
Meat the Change

A report on UWE Bristol’s red meat intake by Curzio Potenza, Sustainability Officer at The Students’ Union at UWE.

 
Look after yourself this assessment period with our top tips!

We know that January can be a dull month. We’ve said goodbye to Christmas, it’s dark and it’s the exam season. We’ve also got the arrival of Blue Monday, which is scientifically proven to be the most depressing day of the year. We really do feel your pain, which is why we’ve put our thinking caps on to give you five ways to help you get through January and your exams!

 
Green Goals: Smart resolutions for a sustainable 2020

We all know what happens when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions. You set out with a life-changing goal - a green smoothie here, a gym session there - and then come 10 January, it’s looking more New Year… old you.

 
Jane - November Monthly Review

The last weekend in November was a really exciting weekend for us, as the Representation Team and I organised The Students’ Union third Reps Conference, with sessions delivered by academic staff, non-academic staff and externals.

 
New Year’s in Bristol: Alternative ways you can create the party of the decade

New Year’s Eve is one of the year’s most anticipated nights; not complete without a fireworks display, a countdown and all the sequins. Whilst these sell-out events are to be guaranteed unforgettable, they’ll also guarantee an unforgettable dent in your bank account. So, therefore, we present to you five alternative options for you to celebrate 2020 with the party of the decade.

 
The Students’ Union at UWE’s RAG Team raise over £75,000 in just one term

Thanks to the support of UWE Bristol students, the local community and staff, The Students’ Union at UWE’s RAG Team has raised £75,000 since the start of September.

 
The Students’ Union Movember Campaign raises over £4400 for the Movember Foundation!

After a month of fundraising, we are excited to announce that this year’s Movember campaign has raised £4442, surpassing last year’s total of £3800. I am so proud of the UWE Bristol student community for getting behind this year’s campaign and for allowing us to raise such a great amount of money.

 
Sleepout raises £1530 for One25

Last month, students slept outside on a cold and wet winter night, to raise funds and spread awareness of homelessness in Bristol. The event was organised by Evan, VP Societies and Communication, and The Students’ Union RAG Team.

 
Christmas opening hours 2019

With Christmas fast approaching, make sure you keep up to date with the opening times of The Students' Union Bar, Shop and Reception on your campus.

 
12 Ways to be productive and have more time for the fun stuff

If you’re anything like me, you drag your feet so much when doing work or chores that it ends up taking three times as long.

 
Get General Election Ready!

On Thursday 12 December the nation will be heading to the polls for the next General Election, and we are here to make sure that you are election ready!

 
Precious - November Monthly Review

We are coming towards the end of term one which means it’s almost Christmas, can you believe it?

 
We wish you a sustainable Christmas and a low carbon new year

Now you know us, we are always thinking of ways to reduce our impact on the planet, and Christmas is no exception. The festive season is a time of giving, which we know can mean a lot of excess plastic, paper and dare we say it - unwanted tat that you will not use past 22:00 on Christmas day.

 
#DearTheSUatUWE – It’s Time for our Christmas Social Media Competition!

#DearTheSUatUWE, all we need for Christmas is a cracking competition to celebrate the festive season, with the chance for students to win a gift worth £100 just by following our social media accounts… If only it was that easy…

 
The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol pledges to plant a forest the size of Frenchay Campus

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have teamed up with local Bristol charity – The Converging World (TCW), to fulfil an aim of planting a forest area the size of Frenchay - UWE Bristol’s biggest campus.

 
Bristol Big Give 2019 - we did it!

This year’s Bristol Big Give campaign has been a MASSIVE success: find out how we’ve saved 33 elephants (199.33 tonnes) worth of waste from going to landfill!

 
Five Chances to Create Once-in-a-lifetime Experiences at UWE Bristol

When your Monday-Friday becomes a rotation of lecture, sleep, repeat and your evenings and weekends are full with flatmate bonding sessions, it can feel like university is all about getting your degree and finding lifelong friends. That’s great, but hold your horses - your time here can be more than that. Here’s how you can find yourself Bear-Grylls-worthy, bucket-list-ticking, once-in-a-lifetime experiences right here at UWE Bristol.

 
Jane - October Monthly Review

October was a busy and rewarding month at The Students' Union at UWE Bristol. Here are my highlights as your VP for Education!

 
Four Ways Drinking Too Much Can Affect Your Academic Achievement

Some of these you might not know - it's important to not let drinking get in the way of why you're here.

 
How to Have a Sober Night Out Without People Making a Big Deal about It

If you are trying to cut down or stop drinking, it’s easy to feel self-conscious. Drinking heavily is so normalised in our society that staying sober on a night out can leave you feeling really out of place, here are some tips to help!

 
Five ways that alcohol can affect your mental health

Whether you’re going for a drink after a tough day or determined to ‘drown your sorrows’, we all know that alcohol can be turned to when feeling low. But unfortunately reaching for a drink won’t always have the effect you’re after.

 
Alcohol-free nights you can have in Bristol

We know that Bristol has one of the best ‘night-out’ cultures in the country, however, it doesn’t have to be all about drinking and nights out.

 
Precious - October Monthly Review

October brought important campaign after important campaign, and your President was very busy shedding light on topics that need to be brought to the student attention. Check out Precious' monthly review to see exactly what your President was up to in October.

 
Do your printing at The Students’ Union!

You can now use your credits with our new student printer! Located in Union 1, Frenchay Campus, this is a great resource for all students!

 
Statement from The Students' Union at UWE regarding Purbeck Court accommodation

The Students’ Union Presidents team and support staff have been liaising with students in Purbeck Court and the University regarding student concerns about the trial use of the containers for on campus accommodation.

 
LOST raises £3401 for UWE RAG!

On Saturday 19 October, ten teams took on The Students’ Union first ever LOST. At 04:00 teams were transported to an unknown location, 100 miles from UWE Bristol, with no money and just 12 hours to get back to campus.

 
Complete the NUS Skills Survey for a chance to win £500!

Oh yes, that’s right, you could win £500, just by filling out a survey and telling us your opinion!

 
By-elections candidates announced
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The Financial Capability Module: A great opportunity to learn useful skills about personal finance

Are you money savvy? Don’t worry if not, because UWE Bristol offers a literally award-winning module where you can develop essential money skills and get confident about your finances. Find out more about it in this blog post.

 
Big Green Week!

Hey Greenies! Last week, our very own Green Team put on a load of events all about sustainability and ways to get involved on campus. We were delighted to have events at ALL THREE of our amazing campus sites, and are even looking to do some events in the city centre next month.

 
11 Ways UWE Bristol Students De-Stress
WMHD Stressballs

We asked UWE students what they do to look after their mental health, this is what they said….

 
Precious - September Monthly Review

The new academic year is here and the excitement of a fresh start is in the air. Check out Precious' monthly review to see exactly what your President was up to in September.

 
World Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Here at The Students' Union, we are running events for students across all campus sites to discuss the importance of self-care, how to manage your mental wellbeing and exactly how to recognise mental health symptoms. Check out this post for more information on campus events and how to support your own mental health.

 
Your Glenside Campus Officer was instrumental in groundbreaking new NHS campaign!

This week, NHS England has launched a brand new advert campaign to encourage more men to become nurses... And your Glenside Campus Officer helped to make it happen!

 
Late Night DID It Right in 2019!

The Late Night Do It Right campaign is designed to make sure that everyone's having fun and safe nights out. Let's take a moment to look at the success of the campaign over Freshers 2019!

 
Your pre-drink guide!

There is a common misconception that actually going out is the best part of a night out, when it turns out that ‘pres’ are definitely the best part. Here's the science to the perfect pre-drinks!

 
How to combat THAT hangover!

Here are eight essential go-to wonder cures (or near enough) when experiencing that dreaded hangover. Please remember to always drink responsibly- but let's be honest, that hangover happens to all of us from time to time.

 
How to save money on a night out!

This post is for the bargain hunter- or those who are just trying to make that student loan stretch a bit further... Read on for our comprehensive tips list for saving those handy pennies (or more) on a night out!

 
A MOVE guide to physical activity and mental wellbeing!

UWE Bristol Sport and The Students' Union at UWE are committed to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The MOVE programme is a fantastic way of getting active, regardless of your level of experience or ability. This blog post discusses some super important reasons why exercise really benefits both your physical and mental wellbeing.

 
A UWE Bristol students' guide to being more eco-friendly!

It's easy to reduce your carbon footprint by adopting simple, eco-friendly habits throughout your time at UWE Bristol. Whether you've got the willpower to go vegan, want to save on your electricity bills or have been following Greta's important activism, you can do your bit when it comes to helping the planet!

 
The Students’ Union at UWE have been awarded the NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation.

The Students’ Union at UWE wins award for embedding social norms of responsible alcohol consumption and building healthier, safer, more productive student communities across campuses.

 
Register To Vote

As you may know, there is a chance that the UK will be going to the polls for a snap general election. It is really important that you exercise your right to vote and have your say.

 
Get to know your housemates with our top tips!

Moving to university and meeting your housemates is an exciting new chapter in your life, but we know that it is also a big step. We've put together some tips, that will help you get to know your housemates in no time.

 
Jane - August monthly review

The month kicked off with some good news from RAG. For the first time, the UWE RAG team raised £91,818 for local and international charities.

 
Our British Heart Foundation pop-up charity shop is open!

We are delighted to confirm that for two weeks UWE Bristol will have its very own pop-up charity shop. Positioned on F Block patio (opposite OneZone) this is a chance to get some new bits for your house. From clothes to household items, we are sure to have something for everyone!

 
Why should you get an Official UWE Bristol Welcome Wristband?

With a Welcome calendar packed full of events, buying a wristband could be one of the best investments that you will make. If you're still deciding whether if it's worth it, we've put together just a few of the reasons why you should get one.

 
Evan - August monthly review

I've been working hard this month to achieve results for societies and students. Here are some of my highlights!

 
Precious - August monthly review

We kicked off the month of August with more inductions across various departments including Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI), UWE Bristol Grand Challenge, the International College, UWE Speak Up and UWE’s Strategic Communication Team.

 
What to pack for university

If you’re struggling to decide on what to bring with you, check out our list of what to pack.

 
Your presidents share their tips for starting UWE Bristol

Starting university is a new chapter in your life, that will be full of new opportunities. Although it is an exciting time, we know that it can also be overwhelming and full of information and decisions. Our Presidents are on hand to pass on their wisdom and give you some top tips for starting UWE Bristol.

 
The Students’ Union at UWE is number one for sustainability three years in a row!

We are delighted to announce that for the third year in a row, The Students’ Union at UWE has been awarded an ‘excellent’ accreditation rating, and received the ‘Highest Scoring Students’ Union’ award at the NUS’ Green Impact Awards!

 
Ten reasons why you should get involved with MOVE!

Do you want to kick off the new academic year by getting involved with a new exercise class? What if we told you that we have a programme that will not only get those endorphins pumping, but will also give you the chance to socialise and get involved with a range of new and fun activities.

 
Bristol Pride 2019

On Saturday 13 July we glittered up, got our Pride on and celebrated our LGBT+ community! We are delighted to share some of our highlights from Pride 2019.

 
Financial Education at UWE Bristol

Do you want to learn more about managing your personal finance? Do money problems affect your studies? If yes, do you know what support is available?

 
Welcome Week event tickets go on sale TODAY

Today’s the day! As you all receive your A-Level results we’re sending you lots of positive vibes. If you’re joining us in September, we’re sure you’re getting excited for our much anticipated Welcome Week.

 
How The Students’ Union can support you!

University is an amazing experience, but student life can at times be challenging. We want you to remember that it’s ok to ask for help and seek support for your mental health at any time. Check out the range of wellbeing support services available to you during your time at UWE Bristol.

 
Alcohol Impact Auditor: Voluntary Role Description

The Students’ Union at UWE and UWE Bristol are offering an opportunity for students to gain skills in project management, communications and leadership by volunteering as an Alcohol Impact auditor.

 
Why you should join a sports club or society

Joining a sports club or society at university is an enriching experience, that comes with a whole host of benefits. Check out just some of the reasons why we think you should get involved.

 
Evan - July Monthly Review

Hi! Here are a few highlights from my first month as your VP Societies and Communication. It’s been a great first month and I can’t wait to see what next month brings!

 
Settling into life at UWE Bristol

Starting university is an exciting chapter, but it is also a big step and can feel quite daunting. Check out our tips for settling into life at UWE Bristol.

 
Jane - July Monthly Review

My first month as The Students' Union VP Education has come to an end! It's been a busy month and I'm delighted to share an update of what I have been up to!

 
Our tips for becoming a pro in the kitchen

As well as exploring a new city, starting university is a chance to improve your cooking skills and become a cooking pro. Check out some of our top tips to help you get to know your way around the kitchen.

 
Precious - July Monthly Review

It is already the end of my first month as The Students’ Union President.

 
A guide to Bristolian slang

Bristol is famous for many things - the food, music, architecture, and its unique slang. If you’re new to Bristol, you may find yourself hearing phrases that you have never heard before and wondering what on earth they mean.

 
The Students’ Union at UWE wins at The National Student Fundraising Awards!

On Wednesday 31 July The National Student Fundraising Awards took place at the University of Birmingham, as part of the wider National Student Fundraising Conference.

 
Bristol highlights

We may be biased, but we think Bristol is pretty great. From the diverse food to the vibrant creative scene, there is certainly something for everyone. Check out some of our Bristol highlights and get ready to do some serious exploring.

 
Annual Alcohol Impact Survey 2018/2019

Earlier this year, we invited all UWE Bristol students to take part in our annual Alcohol Impact survey. The survey is run by The National Union of Students and aims to explore students’ behaviour towards and attitudes to alcohol use.

 
Nursery Nurse (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking a part time Nursery Nurse to work 16 hours per week on Monday & Tuesday at our Frenchay campus. You will provide high quality care, education and learning opportunities for children aged 0-5 years.

 
Official statement concerning VP Education investigation

Statement concerning VP Education investigation

 
The Students’ Union at UWE welcomes positive 2019 NSS results.

The National Student Survey (NSS) results have been published, and we are delighted to confirm that UWE Bristol has been ranked 11th out of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction and 7th out of all universities in England.

 
FoMSF Hosts Livestream of MSF Scientific Day

On 24th May, FoMSF hosted a livestream of the 'research' MSF Scientific Day. We raised over £40 and were thrilled to have been involved.

 
Goodbye to our 2018/2019 Presidents

After a year of campaigns, hard work and many achievements, we are saying goodbye to our 2018/2019 Presidents. The team have worked to represent the views of the UWE Bristol student community to all levels of the University. Each President has made their mark during their time, and we are delighted to share a selection of this year’s successes.

 
UWE FoMSF Conference without Borders

We are hosting a livestream of the "Research" MSF Scientific Day on 24th May. This is being livestreamed from London. The event is free but we will be fundraising throughout the day. Topics include climate change's effect on health, and maternal and baby health. There will also be cake :)

 
Freddie and Chelsea release a podcast on tackling the stigma around men’s mental health

Hey HallsLife! Your VP Societies and Communication Freddie, and HallsLife Coordinator Chelsea have released a podcast all about the Movember campaign, and we’d love for you to have a listen.

 
UWE Friends of MSF at Africa Week Health Forum

We fundraised at the Africa Week Health Forum, and raised £32.36. We would like to thank the organisers of Africa Week and their guests for their kindness and generosity.

 
UWE Friends of MSF Febookuary Event

On 21st February, we sold second hand books at Glenside SU while fundraising for MSF. We raised £31.20, and donated the unsold books to the students' union. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity.

 
Frenchay Campus Sustainability Festival a Roaring Success!

The perfect finale to the Global Climate Strike Week – a festival celebrating all things green at The SU, UWE and the wider Bristol community!

 
Rhino has been awarded a three-year-contract to supply team wear to TEAM | UWE Bristol
Rhino to supply team wear to Team UWE Bristol

TEAM | UWE Bristol will now join a sporting family that includes England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the British & Irish Lions with Rhino delivering team and leisurewear for its sports clubs and societies.

 
UWE FoMSF at Bengali New Year Celebrations

UWE FoMSF attended the Bengali New Year Celebrations held by Muktomoncho Bristol community group on 15th April. We spoke briefly about the work MSF does and raised £46.13. thank you.

 
Bristol's Best Green Gems

Make the most of Bristol's green spaces with our handy top-5 guide!

 
Refreshers' Fair is coming!

Start off the second term right and join us at the Refreshers' Fair on 28 January - a second chance to sign up to societies and sports clubs and access some fab freebies!

 
Making the Switch

5 reasons why we love menstrual cups (and why we're selling them in all our shops!)

 
The Leadership Race 2020/21

Your chance to stand for election as a Full Time President or Part Time Officer for 2020/21

 
We're pleased to present the Black Hall of Fame

You nominated - and we've delivered. We're pleased to bring you the Hall of Fame exhibit, celebrating the successes of black students, staff and alumni at UWE Bristol.

 
Get ready for Jailbreak!

36 hours, no money... How far can you get from UWE Bristol for charity?!

 
Campaigning in Action: My Experiences of the NUS Sustainability Summit

Our Waste Lead on the Student Sustainability Committee shares her experiences at the NUS Sustainability Summit and Student Eats Conference

 
Preparing for the gardening season

The Green Team would like to introduce a new series of gardening worshop together with 6 tips for the preparation for the season!

 
Meet new members of student-led Sustainability Committee!

Introducing - Curzio, Layla and Amy, our new members of the Sustainability Committee