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UWE Bristol student stories
Explore our collection of student stories.
These unique stories celebrate the diversity, talent and achievements of our students and the exciting opportunities available to you at UWE Bristol.
I’ve stood on top of the world
UWE Bristol helped Mollie realise her dream of climbing Mount Everest, making her one of the youngest British women to reach the summit.
Nia and Gromit's grand summer out
Nia's competition entry won her the privilege of displaying her UWE sponsored design on the Bristol Gromit Trail.
Learning the trade in the city of festivals
Hear from Briony about why she chose to study at UWE Bristol and how the course is helping her to develop her career within the events industry.
I bring robots to life
Being home to the largest robotics laboratory in the UK meant UWE was the obvious choice for Harsimran to study Robotics.
Helping people to get better
Lusy's change in career was inspired by volunteering for a hospice and she has successfully balanced her studies with being a full-time mother.
High-flying student designs solar-powered aircraft
Aerospace Engineering student, Kim-Tobias, talks about developing and testing his new Flying-Wing aircraft design enabling people to fly using solar power.
UWE students visit CERN's Hadron Collider
Final year Computer Security undergraduate, Rhian, talks about her once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Hadron Collider up close.
UWE Racing impresses at Silverstone
Motorsport Engineering student, Dan Nicklin, talks about UWE Racing’s plans to design, build and race a single-seater at Silverstone.
I capture every moment
Sarah shares her excitement at being invited to contribute to the BBC Radio 4 More Than Words festival in Bristol.
I am achieving my ambitions
Nathan wanted to gain the knowledge to expand his own business. He is achieving his ambitions despite having cerebral palsy.
I turned my love of football into a career
After falling in love with Bristol, Kirsty went on to work for two of the city’s most iconic companies – ending up with her dream job at Bristol Rovers.
Getting up to speed with horse racing
Emma looked after a racehorse and broke in yearlings on her work placement. Now she's considering a career in racing.
Judo star Jana goes into aerospace at UWE Bristol
Jana – ex-team member of the German national Judo squad – is taking time off Judo to focus on the final year of Aerospace Engineering at UWE Bristol.
Better equipped for a career in forensics
The excellent facilities and enthusiasm of the teaching staff were key factors in Joseph choosing to study his masters course at UWE Bristol.
I make toast of conventional design
Product Design graduate James won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award for his innovative take on the humble toaster.
I got the job I wanted
With help along the way from UWE Bristol's Careers Services, once I graduated I became a Director of the company!
I create tomorrow's low-carbon buildings
Thanks to her unique and award-winning course which blends creativity and analysis, Elizabeth will be able to help create a new generation of environmentally-smart buildings.
Expanding career options with psychology
Ali went into full-time study to qualify as a teacher. Along the way she discovered a passion for psychology which opened up a host of new opportunities.
I shape the future of IT
Benson's goal was always to build a career in IT. He now works in London with the best in the field of cloud-based computing.
I contribute to Bristol’s culture scene
Graphic Design student James is one of a handful of UWE Bristol students who have been putting on successful club nights in Bristol alongside their degrees.
We broke an animation world record
Cho-Han worked on the world record breaking Aardman and Nokia Gulp! project producing a film on the largest ever stop-motion animation set.
I designed a winning Christmas e-Card
Olivia Bull, a BA(Hons) Graphic Design student, created the winning design for the UWE Bristol Christmas e-Card competition.
I really feel at home in Bristol
Emmanuel is happy he made the right decision in joining UWE Bristol due to its excellent links with employers and support for international students.
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