Prime Minister discusses skills required by the workforce of the future with UCW Degree Apprentices

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On the morning of Friday 15th October, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP visited GKN Aerospace’s Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol to see first-hand how GKN Aerospace is shaping a more sustainable future of flight. The Prime Minister, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss MP, officially opened the £32M centre, which was jointly funded by GKN Aerospace and the …

HRH The Princess Royal Visits University Centre Weston and the Winter Gardens

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Weston-super-Mare today (22nd October) to formally open the refurbishment of the iconic Winter Gardens and the brand-new University Centre Weston (UCW) facilities which also houses the Law and Professional Services Academy. Back in 2015, North Somerset Council approached the Weston College Group with the proposition of transferring the building to the College’s ownership …

Hundreds Celebrate at University Centre Weston Graduation 2021

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After University Centre Weston (UCW) 2020 Graduation was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were finally able to celebrate the success of our students from both 2020 and 2021 on Saturday 18th September 2021 with four Graduation ceremonies throughout the day. Weston-super-Mare town centre was packed with friends, family and graduates of both our 2020 and 2021 cohorts. Hundreds …

Congratulations to our WorldSkills UK national finalists!

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WorldSkills UK has announced over 400 students and apprentices who will be battling it out across 64 disciplines to be crowned national skills champions. We are extremely proud to share that this includes UCW Applied Computing BSc student Jack Kimmins, who will be competing in the national Web Design finals, hosted by Weston College later this year. Four FE learners …

UCW Awards 2021

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We unfortunately we could not hold our annual awards ceremony this year, but we want to congratulate all of our winners, and thank you for all of the outstanding contributions you make to UCW! We would like to congratulate all of our students, staff and partners for their hard work and persistence during a very difficult year! We have sent …

Photography Competition Winners Announced!

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We are excited to announce the winners and runners up of the UCW Photography Competition 2021. This student operated competition is aimed at non-professional photographers, supporting career growth and recognition, for local creatives. This year saw some fantastic entries in both age categories, all under the theme of ‘What got you through?’. A huge thank-you and well done to our winners, …

Photography Alumni Opens Gallery in Scottish Highlands

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After graduating from our Photography degree course in 2020, UCW alumni Joe Kirkman has just opened his very own gallery on the Isle of Lewis: Garenin Gallery. Joe began his journey on the Level 3 Photography course at Weston College, progressing to the Photography degree programme in 2020, gaining a strong 1st class degree.  We caught up with Joe to find …

‘Dragons & Snakestones’ – Photography Lecturer Publishing Phenomenal Photobook

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As a result of a research project taking place over the last 7 years, HE Photography lecturer Jamie Dormer-Durling is raising money to help publish his book: ‘Dragons & Snakestones’.  The upcoming title is a is a photobook celebrating the life and work of the fossil hunter and palaeontologist Mary Anning. Jamie continues: “In the spring of 2014, whilst walking on …

Degree Dancers Raise the Bar in Powerful Music Video

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Wow. What a performance! Third year dancers studying the Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons) have worked together to perform a choreographed dance video to Vera Blue’s Lady Powers The dance itself was choreographed by UCW lecturer Corrin Reilly, with technical support from Nick Loannou and team Art Director Rachel Hickie. The video was shot and edited by alumni videographer: …

Win £100! – UCW Photography Competition

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We are excited to be hosting an exciting competition, open to local residents! This student organised competition is aimed at non-professional photographers, split into two age categories (16-18 / 19+). We’re keen to help support your career growth and recognition, providing exposure to the community and the chance for your submissions to be reviewed by our panel expert photographers on …