Engineering in the Community poster event 19th September 2-4 pm

UWE Bristol staff and students are warmly invited to the final poster celebration of our Engineering in the Community event. This module brings together our Degree Apprentice Postgraduates from industry (Airbus, Babcock, and STFC) with members of the community. Our student engineers have been working with local projects to find engineering solutions to community problems. … Continue reading “Engineering in the Community poster event 19th September 2-4 pm”

UWE Bristol sends 15 engineers to work on five Engineering in the Community projects

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol has launched a new module called Engineering in the Community. This Group Project Challenge aims to set some real-world challenges for the engineering students on our Postgraduate Diploma course. The students are now working in groups to come up with design solutions to a community problem to make a … Continue reading “UWE Bristol sends 15 engineers to work on five Engineering in the Community projects”

Applications for community projects to access Engineering in the Community support

Would you like a nature or rain garden area for your school? Do you need technology ideas for citizen groups?  Do you need help with structural or civil issues on your site? Read on to find out how you could access support from UWE Bristol students, in this guest post from Dr Corra Boushel. The … Continue reading “Applications for community projects to access Engineering in the Community support”

Community projects wanted for new module – Engineering in the Community

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol is launching a new module called Engineering in the Community. This Group Project Challenge aims to set some real-world challenges for the engineering students on our Postgraduate Diploma course. The students will work in groups to come up with a design solution to a community … Continue reading “Community projects wanted for new module – Engineering in the Community”

Free engineering consultancy for local community organisations

The Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE, Bristol are seeking to partner with local community organisations with project ideas relevant to engineering Postgraduate Diploma students. We welcome project proposals from community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors, and small businesses. The project is an opportunity for organisations to receive free engineering consultancy from a … Continue reading “Free engineering consultancy for local community organisations”

Engineering our Future blog reaches 100 posts

Since our launch in June, we’ve now published 100 posts on our blog, covering support and development of engineering in society and the community, and diversity and support for under-represented groups in STEM. We’ve covered topics as diverse as career paths, robots, awards, turf cutting, conference presentations, Lottie dolls, teaching resources, theatre, and more. Huge … Continue reading “Engineering our Future blog reaches 100 posts”

Meet the new Engineering Design and Mathematics Head of Department

Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol has a new Head of Department. Read on to find out more about Dr Lisa Brodie: “My name is Lisa, I am the new Head of Department in Engineering Design and Mathematics.  I have worked at UWE for 7 years, but I am an engineer by background and … Continue reading “Meet the new Engineering Design and Mathematics Head of Department”

Access for everyone

Here lies the results of the final student challenge set in the Engineering in the Community module. Robert Fleming, Joseph Ford and Claudia Paduano on the Engineering Competence Postgraduate Diploma, sought to improve shop accessibility and therefore footfall in high streets. They partnered with Airbus, Babcock and Bedminster Business Improvement District, to provide a portable solution to … Continue reading “Access for everyone”

Cosy Compost

Students taking the Engineering Competence Postgraduate Diploma have the option to take the community challenge module – Engineering in the Community. Five groups undertook varied projects, and this is the 4th in our blog series showcasing the results. For this community challenge, William Holmes, Paul Trimble and Elisabeth Woeldgen, partnered with Incredible Edible Bristol, Airbus and … Continue reading “Cosy Compost”

Identifying Healthier Workshop Heating Solutions

In this blog series, we’re showcasing the Engineering Competence Postgraduate Diploma students’ community challenges, completed as part of the Engineering in the Community module. For this project, Airbus‘ Ross Gardner & Ed Wheatcroft partnered with Residents Against Dirty Energy (RADE) to try and find ways to keep open workshop and garage spaces warm without producing pollutants that … Continue reading “Identifying Healthier Workshop Heating Solutions”