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20th anniversary event

Speakers at the event including famous graduates and partners of UWE

Celebration day - 6 October 2012

This explosive event celebrated UWE's 20th birthday as a university. This unique milestone in our history marks the achievements of all the alumni, staff and supporters of Bristol Polytechnic, and the other institutions, that have made an invaluable contribution to helping us get to where we are today. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a huge success.

Event Information

The day was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase UWE’s history and achievements, as well as some of our future plans. Highlights included famous graduates, robots, memories in the video diary room, the History of UWE film and archive footage, the Bloodhound car, a Blitz kitchen, Crime Scene Investigation room and the Centre for Performing Arts Big Band.

Bloodhound super-sonic car

If you missed the event or would just like to remember the brilliant, jam packed day, then why not have a look at photos from the event or a short film showing the highlights from the day.

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What was on?

Have a quick look at our 'History of UWE' photo gallery, press release and event teaser video and watch out for guest appearances from some famous UWE graduates such as:

  • David Knopfler (co-founder of Dire Straits band)
  • Geoff Twentyman (BBC Radio Bristol presenter)
  • John Howard (Former Radio 4 presenter)
  • Kate Malone (ceramicist)
  • Marko Stanojevic (internationl rugby player)
  • Vincent McKevitt (entrepreneur)
  • Bruce Munro (lighting designer)
  • Jamie Breese (TV presenter)
  • Peaches Golding OBE (First Afro-American High Sheriff of Bristol)
  • many many more!

Thank you for your help!

A special thank you to everyone who was involved in any of the following, without your help we could not have achieved such a successful, high profile event!:

  • Loaning us old photos or memorabilia of UWE/ Bristol Poly
  • Being involved with the organisation of any element of the event
  • Becoming an alumni ambassador for the event and/ or other UWE activities in the future (you can still get in touch with us about this)

If you enjoyed or missed the event and would like to keep in touch with UWE or get involved and support us, then you can do so in the following ways:

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