Students Join Forces for a Frighteningly Good Time

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Following the success of last year’s ‘Phobia’ Halloween event collaboration at Puxton Park, Further and Higher Education learners from Weston College and University Centre Weston (UCW) have collaborated with the Park to design and apply makeup to the 40 learner actors per night! The event ran from 21st – 28th October 2023, and had many haunted attractions including a Haunted Tractor Ride, Dolls House, …

UCW Students Offered Chance to Study in USA

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UCW students have just gained the opportunity to study in the United States in 2024! Thanks to the Government’s Turing Scheme, sixteen UCW learners will have the opportunity to study and complete a work placement in New York or Los Angeles for one month. The Turing Scheme is a programme by the UK Government which provides funding to higher education, …

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Exploding Plastic Inevitable 2.0 – A Telematic Immersive Experience

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Join us in person or online for an unforgettable performance… Andy Warhol’s ‘Exploding Plastic Inevitable’, also known as EPI’’ was a series of multimedia events organised by the artist in 1966 and 1967, featuring musical performances by The Velvet Underground and Nico, screenings of Warhol’s films, and dancing and performances by regulars of Warhol’s Factory including his muses Edie Sedgwick …

University Centre Weston Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production students winning first place at the AHT regional heat competition

Students Win Gold in Regional Makeup Competition

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This week we were lucky enough to host the regional AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) competitions in our Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) studios at Knightstone Campus.  According to their website, the Association of Hairdressers & Therapists was founded in 1963 by a group of hairdressing teachers as a national network of like-minded specialists who exchanged good practice …

University Centre Weston Film students on set in Perranporth Cornwall

Film Students Shoot Film in Cornwall

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During February our second-year Film students ventured down to Perranporth, Cornwall to create their own film; Grievance, which they had previously written, pitched and planned.  ‘Grievance’ is centred around a female protagonist who goes missing. It later transpires that she was fleeing her stepfather who she believes is after her. Her friend tries to find her, which leads them to Perranporth.    During …

Annie Hardt delivering caged wig masterclass at University Centre Weston for Hair Make-up and Prosthetics for Production students

Expert Caged Wig Artist Pays HMPP Students a Visit

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Recently our Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) students were lucky enough to receive a masterclass from infamous Wig Artist, Annie Hardt! Annie is a professional Wig Artist, who has gained notoriety for her caged wigs. A special type of wig built on top of a light-weight structure, the caged wig allows you to create any unique shape you want.  …

Paramedics in training during an emergency incident simulation that University Centre Weston Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics students created make-up and prosthetics for,

HMPP Take Part in Emergency Incident Training

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Recently, our incredibly talented Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) students took part in a major incident simulation event with Southwestern Ambulance Service in Filton, Bristol. Our students have taken place in several incident exercises in the past, including with the Police, Fire brigade and Coastguard, using their expertise to create gruesome wounds and injuries designed to immerse the …

How Did UCW Students Spend Blue Monday?

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Yesterday was “Blue Monday”  which falls every year on the third Monday in January. It is nicknamed for it supposedly being the saddest day of the year, often associated with a cocktail of poor weather, the post-Christmas lull and stretched finances. Although there is no evidence that any one day is the saddest, here at UCW we understand it can …

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Biolab and Hair and Make-up Students Collab in the Lab

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Here at UCW we’re all about collaboration and encouraging our students to think outside the box. With this in mind, we were delighted to see our Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) students in the lab last week, working alongside our FdSc Biological Laboratory Sciences  students in a Microbiology session. According to our brilliant lecturers, it was a fun …

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Poppy Invited to Showcase Talent at Prestigious Monster Mash Exhibition

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We’re so thrilled to announce that our Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) student, Poppy, will be exhibiting her work at the Monster Mash Exhibition as part of prestigious ‘The Prosthetics Event’ this Saturday!   Taking place in Coventry, this exhibition is as a showcase of work from artists in the make-up and prosthetics industry – ranging from graduates …

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Students Create Gruesome Looks for Puxton Park Halloween Event

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Last week our amazing Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics for Production (HMPP) students got stuck into an exciting live project!  To celebrate the spooky season, Puxton Park invited the public to enjoy a scarefest of trick AND treats at their ‘Phobia’ event that took place from 22nd October to 29th October. Consisting of five haunted attractions, including a Haunted Tractor Ride, …

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Hair and Makeup Learners Smash Industry Experience at The Commonwealth Games 

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Interested in pursuing a career in Hair and Makeup but not sure what kind of opportunities and prospects are available?   Well, Look no further! Our Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production degree programme offers a multitude of opportunities and experiences to enhance our learners’ skills and industry networks. Ran by hair and makeup professionals, this course has fantastic links …

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“I chose UCW because they offered great work experience opportunities!”: Jade’s Journey to Success

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In a world that is everchanging, UCW understands how important it is to provide dynamic and relevant educational opportunities for today’s learners.   We certainly have our finger on the pulse when it comes to staying up to date with the ever-evolving landscape of potential career pathways and newly emerging industries.   Need an example?  Look no further than our degree in …

AHT WINNER! – Make-up Degree Design Dazzles Judges at Regional Finals

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UCW Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production student, Claire Cox, has won the AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) Southwest regional competition! AHT is a national competition that enhances learner technical and employability skills, as well as testing them under pressure to prepare them for the trade. Claire is currently a third year student studying the Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics …

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UCW Learners Win at the Celebration of Success Awards

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A huge congratulations to our UCW learners who were awarded “Student of the Year” Awards. Amelia won the award for Hair and Beauty and Caroline won the award for Counselling at Weston College‘s Celebration of Success!   The evening saw over 40 learners from across the Weston College group receive recognition for their outstanding work from the previous year. To entertain …

Hair and Make-up Learners Representing UCW at the Commonwealth Games!

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After a successful selection process, UCW Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons) learners Georgia, Sophie, Jess, Aaliyah and Jasmine have been offered places on the Volunteer Hair And Makeup team at the 2022 Birmingham Common Wealth Games! They will be doing all of the make-up for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2022 games this summer. The …

Inspirational Anna a national finalist at Festival of Learning Awards

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University Centre Weston graduate Anna Palmer, a 30-year-old who lives in Clevedon, was a national finalist for the Return to Learning Award at the Festival of Learning Awards 2020 last night (Tuesday 3rd November). The awards celebrated learning and showcased the wide-ranging impacts adult learning has on individuals and their families. Anna was nominated for this award as she turned …