Elin with headset on while stage managing

Alumni Profile: Catching Up with Elin

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Every week we’re highlighting our incredible alumni and the amazing things they’re doing post-graduation!  This week we’re talking all things Elin!  Elin is a very recent UCW leaver, graduating this year with a degree in Musical Theatre. With this in mind, her achievements are even more impressive as she has truly hit the ground running, with little rest, to really …

Sign for Puxton Park Phobia Halloween event surrounded by pumpkins, scarecrows and Halloween decorations

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, …

Guest lecturer giving virtual talk to Business Management and Sustainability students

Shóna Brown gives Guest Lecture to Business Management and Sustainability Students

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Last week our Business Management and Sustainability students got the chance to listen to a very exciting lecture delivered by guest speaker, Shóna Brown.  Shóna is a sustainability professional, currently working as the Sustainability Engagement Manager at the world-renowned PepsiCo. PepsiCo is a multinational food, snack and beverage corporation with household brands like Pepsi, Quaker Oats, Tropicana and Starbucks falling …

Abbey Renshaw for Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Catching up with Abbey

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At UCW we believe it’s crucial to recognise and celebrate the outstanding success of our Alumni. Paving the way for the next generation of graduates, our alumni’s journeys and experiences act as inspiration for those who strive to reach the same feats.  Today we are celebrating Abbey!  Abbey graduated with a degree in Business Management and Sustainability in 2015. Since …

Mental Health Drawing Event hosted by the UCW HEART team. Colouring pencils and colouring books out on the table

World Mental Health Day Drawing Event

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As part of World Mental Health Day last week, our wonderful HEART Team hosted a mental health drawing event. World Mental Health Day was on 10th October. According to the World Health Foundation, the day is “a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about …

Dirigo film festival

Dirigo Film Festival

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Dirigo is an International Student Film Festival directed and produced by BA (Hons) Film & Media Arts Production students from University Centre Weston. This festival aims to inspire and showcase the creativity of student filmmakers worldwide. It is an open festival with no set boundaries; we actively encourage new styles, voices and direction. We hope to be returning to the …

Great Big Green Week Swap Shop

UCW Celebrates Great Big Green Week

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Over the last two weeks we celebrated Great Big Green Week, and UCW went all out to show our dedication for creating a more sustainable future!  Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. It sees beacons within the community like schools, colleges and universities come together to …

UCW photography students visit bristol for street phototgraphy

Photography Students Visit Bristol

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The other week our BA Photography and Visual Cultures students took a trip to St Nick’s market in Bristol to practice their street photography skills. Their activities consisted of three day trips, visiting and familiarising themselves with the cultural venues of Bristol such as Arnolfini, RPS Gallery, M-Shed and Watershed.  The idea behind their trip St. Nicholas Market was to …

Drama teacher talking to group of acting students

Performing Arts Tomcat Tour

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Over the next 2 weeks, 3rd year BA Performing Arts will be taking their production of Tomcat to nearby colleges, as well as running workshops with their students. They will be going to Exeter College on the 21st and Bristol MET Academy on the 11th Oct. They also presented an internal performance in the Berkoff Studio at Knightstone Campus on 4th Oct …

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Global Citizen Film Launch

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Our Acting and Performance Making students took part in creating a film for Culture Weston’s Arts & Health week, titled Global Citizen. The film explores what it means to be a Global Citizen, and intercultural perspectives on the future of our planet and its people. Our actors were invited to explore these themes and create performative responses to them, which …