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UWE YouTube Channel - the latest look

Posted by Neil Finlay | 2 comments

If you are a regular YouTube user you will have noticed that they have been busy introducing new page layouts and other improvements over the last couple of months. Last week saw the roll-out of the new channel options, and as we at UWE like to be at the vanguard we have already implemented a new look.

Featured videos

As you will see when you visit our channel the new layout allows us to promote a selection of ‘Featured videos’ alongside our opening presentation. The timing of this change is at an opportune moment for us as it coincides with the release of a new batch of excellent UWE videos produced by Bristol based video production company, Back to the Planet.

Student stories

This latest video project work has seen the realisation of a strategic change in approach and style for our marketing films. With this new collection we have asked UWE students and recent graduates to tell their own stories and present an authentic opinion on aspects of UWE life. From the footage we have produced short snappy narratives complemented by a distinctive documentary style with a professional gloss achieved brilliantly by our friends at Back to the Planet.

UWE Tube

Keep an eye on our ‘UWE Tube’ channel page for all sorts of new releases or to see the results of our video project so far you can go straight to the ‘u+we student stories’ playlist.

New University Staff Profile (USP) System

Posted by Alison Charlton | 10 comments

Hello everyone...

I have some exciting news! The long awaited University Staff Profile (USP) is now live and ready for all staff to populate their profile with lots of interesting information about themselves, and showcasing areas of expertise, skills and research.

About the new staff profile system

The aim of the new staff profile system is to raise the profile of the University and its academic and professional staff on the externally facing web. It is a place for prospective students, University partners and staff to learn more about you.

The new system enables you to update the content of your profile easily and quickly, in one single location. While some of the attributes in the profile will be visible on the public facing web (public profile), others will be for internal use only.

How to access your profile

You can access your profile by clicking the ‘Update your profile’ (blue button) from the Staff Profiles landing page. Give it a go - see how you get on! If you have any problems, please refer to the user guide for supporting information. 

Helpful user guides

A comprehensive user guide and quick user guide have been developed for the new system. These guides can be accessed from individual staff profile pages by clicking the blue question mark button (top right hand side of the screen).

Out with the old - in with the new

For the time being, we will run existing staff profile web pages and the new staff profiles system alongside each other, to give staff time to populate their new profiles. We will look to phase out old sites from March 2012.

Happy profiling!

December already - when did that happen?

Posted by Zainab Rahman | 0 comments

Hello let me introduce myself, I’m Zainab and I’m the latest addition to UWE’s team of web editors. Since joining this marvellous mix of marketing minds (try saying that in one breath) at the beginning of October, my eyes have been opened to just how much hard work goes on behind the scenes to deliver the pages you see at

The work I have been involved in has lead me to see the great initiatives the University takes to communicate with students, staff and the wider public on various different platforms. Take the Centre for Sport’s upcoming 2012k challenge for example, or the recent Sustainability Week that took place. Whether it’s face to face, online, via social media or even through the University’s Hub Radio there’s never a dull moment and always something for everyone to get stuck-in with.

On that note, if you’re reading this and want to get involved in an activity, check out the What’s On section of the UWE website or join us over on the UWE Bristol facebook page where you can stay up to date and share your thoughts with us.

In true festive spirit I’ll leave you with this wintery image which has been chosen for the University's e-Christmas card, designed by UWE student Corinne Welch, MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking.

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