Computing and IT (Information Technology)
IT facilities are central to the learning experience at UWE. We have invested heavily in ensuring that our students are provided with the tools and support they need to make the most of studying at UWE.
Here on the UWE web site you can keep up-to-date with University and Bristol events with the What’s on guide, search our courses, read UWE news or find out about the University. The Students section details everything a student needs to know to take advantage of what UWE has to offer.
We provide state-of-the-art online facilities in virtual learning (Blackboard), e-mail and a personalised information portal for our students called myUWE for course timetables, coursework submission and many other applications.
UWE is the home to a specialist unit that researches and develops educational support software and e-learning applications.
The E-learning Development Unit builds on existing platforms like Blackboard and Second Life to create 'virtual reality' simulations. Designed around UWE courses, these applications enhance learning by engaging students in complicated scenarios that relate theory to practice.
The Simulations in Higher Education (SHE) project was shortlisted in the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2010
Every faculty and the library have a well equipped computer lab. There is also a 24 hour lab located on Frenchay campus for students with a need to work through the night.
The StudentCom Residential Network ensures that all students in UWE accommodation have access to broadband. UWE managed houses around Bristol also have broadband available.
UWE Wi-Fi (Netplus) is a free facility run by IT Services which allows students and staff to connect to the UWE network using wireless and wired connections.
Telephone support is available 23.5 hours a day (08:00-08:30 is a shutdown period) for IT emergencies. We also have a dedicated support centre that will even help out with laptop issues such as virus removal.