Music students reach new levels during lockdown

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UCW Professional Music Performance and Production students recently joined Weston College learners in a very special virtual workshop with legendary Level 42 bass player and vocalist Mark King – the latest initiative demonstrating how the students and staff are embracing distance learning and teaching. The Zoom masterclass was set up thanks to the great connections between our lecturers and professional …

Students made-up with successes in national skills competition

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University Centre Weston Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production students competed in the most recent Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) competition in Blackpool – and came home with a number of prizes. The students entered body painting and prosthetics categories and had to come up with their complicated creations in just a few hours at the town’s historic Winter …

Book of Mormon actor and UCW graduate returns to inspire students

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University Centre Weston students were recently treated to a masterclass by UCW graduate and professional actor Lukin Simmonds. Lukin, who graduated from UCW with a degree in Musical Theatre in 2015, performed in The Book of Mormon at Bristol Hippodrome during the hugely successful six-week run of shows. He played a number of parts in the musical, including Mutumbo and …

Experiencing environmental health in Gibraltar

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Two University Centre Weston (UCW) students are undertaking unique work placements in Gibraltar. Emma Pottle and Connor Thompson study Public and Environmental Health at UCW and are currently working with the Gibraltar Environment Agency. They have been in the British Overseas Territory for the past week. As well as getting the chance to see the famous rock, the pair have …

Student filmmaking from around the world celebrated at Dirigo Film Festival

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More than 120 films were submitted to this year’s UCW Dirigo International Student Film Festival – making the sixth edition of the competition the biggest so far. UCW Film and Media Arts Production students sought submissions for the festival and then organised and hosted a showcase of the best films at the Arnolfini Arts Centre on Monday 27th January. Student …

Funds raised for great cause at UCW Christmas Community Day

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More than 350 people visited University Centre Weston (UCW) on Saturday (30 November) for our annual Christmas Community Day. Visitors to the Winter Gardens Pavilion ballroom took part in competitions, games and activities organised by UCW students, lecturers and support staff. Stalls included a VR headset and game made by students, a 3D printer, arts and crafts including up-cycled Christmas …

Henry claims runner-up prize at national student awards

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University Centre Weston (UCW) and Weston College graduate Henry Green has been named as the Association of Colleges (AoC) Higher Education Student of the Year runner-up. He was presented with a certificate to commemorate his success at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham, on Tuesday (19 November) evening. Henry, from Burnham-on-Sea, was accompanied at the AoC event by Weston College Group …

Performers to return to prestigious Windsor theatre

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Talented University Centre Weston students will be showcasing their skills at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, next week. The BA (Hons) Musical Theatre students will perform The Secret Garden, with the show marking the third year in a row that UCW Academy of Performing Arts students have taken to the stage at the prestigious venue. They will perform the Tony Award-winning …

UCW graduate shortlisted for national student of the year award

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A University Centre Weston (UCW) and Weston College graduate is in the running to win the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Higher Education Student of the Year Award. Henry Green has made the final three for the prize, and will find out if he wins when the winner is announced during the annual AoC conference in mid-November. Henry, from Burnham-on-Sea, …

Graduation Day 2019

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University Centre Weston (UCW) celebrated the successes of its students in style on Saturday (21st September) with its annual Graduation Day event. The centre of Weston was packed with more than 500 graduates dressed in mortarboards and gowns and their loved ones for the special day. Hundreds of well-wishers also came along to the Italian Gardens to watch the processions …