UWE Bristol win at the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence

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Image from L to R: Dawn Oddie, Jillian Wood, Debbie Moreno-Chamorro, Ilhem Berrou, Abdullahi Arabo, Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon, Gavin Wollacott, Alex Bowles, Sarah Gane, Emily Haycock, Valentino Oriolo.

Huge congratulations to the Independent (Non-Medical) Prescribing team on their success at the 2022 Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) Award celebration event at the Liverpool Football Stadium on 29 September 2022. UWE Bristol is the largest provider of prescribing education in the UK, training more than 500 clinicians every year who provide patient care across the South West of England and beyond. The team designs and delivers exceptional prescribing training to nurses, pharmacists, midwives, paramedics, dietitians, physiotherapists, podiatrists and radiographers.

The CATE Awards, organised and run by Advance HE, recognise and celebrate collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning. Introduced in 2016, the scheme highlights the key role that teamwork plays in higher education. There were 16 winning CATE teams, which were all recognised as having enabled a change in practice for colleagues and/or students at an institutional, or discipline level.

The UWE Bristol Prescribing team, led by Debbie Moreno-Chamorro, comprises 15 academics, practice clinicians and NHS managers. This is a highly regulated programme and the team are very well supported by dedicated professional services staff.

Congratulations as well to our colleague, Dr Abdullahi Arabo, Senior Lecturer in Computer Networks and Mobile Technology, who won the 2022 National Teaching Fellowship Award.

Read the UWE Bristol news release – 4 August 2022

UWE Bristol launches new set of short courses designed for lifelong learning

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UWE Bristol launches new set of short courses designed for lifelong learning, skills development and levelling up, which for the first time can access student loan funding

UWE Bristol is partaking in a nationwide pilot of the forthcoming government initiative the Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE), offering professional short courses in the subject area of architecture, urban design, and the engineering of zero carbon buildings.

All LLE short courses meet the standard required to be credit bearing, can count towards related degree qualifications, and can be undertaken by UK citizens free-at-the-point-of-delivery through Student Loan Company funding, which is offset against future earnings.

Each course is worth 30 credits (a quarter of a full-time year of study), is delivered as one half-day of teaching a week for 24 weeks.

Learners are registered as UWE Bristol students and will have access to our related support services

For applicants new to higher education, or new to the topic of urban design, architecture and construction, UWE Bristol is delivering two taster courses that will be delivered face-to-face:

For applicants with existing knowledge of both Higher Education and the built environment, UWE Bristol also offers more advanced courses aimed at developing skills in the design and management of zero carbon buildings. These will be delivered as evening (6-9pm) courses both in person at the Arnolfini campus, and available to access online.

On completion of the courses participants can advance onto further learning opportunities and careers in property, planning, advanced design, retrofit coordination and energy management.

See the course links above for entry requirements and details on how to apply. These courses align with the University’s commitment to transform futures: powering the future workforce.

Introduction to Zero Carbon Buildings MOOC

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Sign up now for a FREE place on our highly rated Introduction to Zero Carbon Buildings MOOC.

The department of Architecture and the Built Environment at UWE Bristol has developed this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to raise awareness of zero carbon design and construction and provide a grounding for students and early year professionals who want to progress in this area.

CPD Hours:

Gain a certificate of attendance with CPD hours after completion of the course.

Content:

  • The definitions of zero carbon and how it relates to the wider sustainability agenda
  • Zero carbon techniques and technologies
  • Behaviours and collaborations required to deliver zero carbon
  • Zero carbon design, engineering, construction and procurement skills

To Book please go to: How to Apply

For Further information about the course click here

The course aligns with the University’s commitment to transform futures: powering the future workforce.  

NEW Visualisation Technologies in Digital Design and Manufacture (DETI) Free Short Course

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In line with fulfilling the needs of the Digital Skills requirements in the Engineering sector, UWE Bristol and the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation  programme (DETI) with its partner companies are organising a free, pre-recorded/online skills and training CPD course on visualisation Technologies in Digital Design and Manufacture. This course will be available to complete this June, with an Induction session on the 15 June 2022. 

Please click on the link below for further information, to make an enquiry and how to book:  

Visualisation Technologies in Digital Design and Manufacture (DETI) 

This course is organised as an interactive session with a lot of information and practical activity targeted at helping you understand the basics. Visualisation Technologies in Digital Design and Manufacture refers to immersive mixed reality technologies, with a key focus on Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR), and their potential beneficial applications within design, manufacture, and general enterprise environments. 

Partnerships:

This course is designed for learners with a technology, computer science or engineering background, who are in their early career looking to specialise into digital engineering, or those currently working in these sectors and looking to develop their existing skills: graduates, apprentices, technicians, engineers, operators, and anyone interested in upskilling or reskilling their knowledge in the subject area. 

The course aligns with the University’s commitment to transform futures: powering the future workforce.  

NEW Air Quality courses available

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Following the success of our online offer over the past 2 years the Air Quality Management Resource Centre (AQMRC) in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, are pleased to once again offer these courses online.

Please click on the links below for further information, to make an enquiry and how to book:  

Delivered with a mixture of self-learning and face-to-face delivery, the courses provide attendees with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of Air Quality. The courses will appeal primarily to local authorities, consultancies, government agencies and regulatory bodies, as well as students and are IAQM-accredited. 

Accreditations and partnerships:

On these courses, delegates cover the basics of air quality management, including what causes air pollution and its effects, before looking at monitoring and modelling techniques using ADMS-Roads. They also learn about the role of planning in air quality and explore how air pollution can be tackled through technical and non-technical measures. 

The courses align with the University’s commitment to sustainability. 

Course lead and Associate Professor for Clean Air, Dr Jo Barnes, commented on the success of the courses:  

“Our IAQM-accredited Air Quality CPD short courses, underpinned by our research and teaching, aim to provide a comprehensive overview to enable those with little or no knowledge on the subject, to those with years of experience, the tools and ability to apply their learning in their workplaces. The combination of extensive access to online materials provided in advance, the live presentation and interactivity of the practical sessions, really bring this subject to life and gives delegates the chance to also learn from each other.” 

Course attendee Amelia Rivers, Environmental Health Officer commented:  

“The learning I will apply back at work will be the importance of monitoring air quality when looking at planning applications and really think about the potential effects on air quality the proposed application can have.” 

Free Big Data Skills & Training Course

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In line with fulfilling the needs of the Digital Skills requirements in the Engineering sector, UWE Bristol and the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation  programme (DETI) with its partner companies are organising a free, pre-recorded/online skills and training CPD course. This course will be available to complete between late April and early May, with an Induction session on the 25 April 2022. 

Please click on the link below for further information, to make an enquiry and how to book:  

Big Data Skills & Training Course (DETI) 

This course is organised as an interactive session with a lot of information and practical activity targeted at helping you understand the basics of big data, data storage processes and data collection process to keep you up to date with the trend of growing technology in the area. 

Partnerships: 

This course is designed for learners with a technology, computer science or engineering background, who are in their early career looking to specialise into digital engineering, or those currently working in these sectors and looking to develop their existing skills: graduates, apprentices, technicians, engineers, operators, and anyone interested in upskilling or reskilling their knowledge in the subject area. 

The course aligns with the Universities commitment to transform futures: powering the future workforce.  

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series – New for 2022

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UWE Bristol has developed a series of inspiring workshops for individuals, teams and organisations. Delivered through a blend of peer-to-peer learning and interactive sessions attendees will learn proactive practical skills and tools to enhance their professional and personal impact.

Each workshop is interactive and reflective, with live practice sessions to explore and apply learning within a supportive community of practice. All workshops are delivered fully online through our learning platform which puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students and there are no formal entry requirements.

Find out more about the courses below:

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Power of Good Meetings

Understanding the importance and power of good meetings is the same as investing in the success of any business or vocation. Whether you are hosting, chairing, facilitating or participating in meetings, there are a number of vital things to be aware of and actively support in order to ensure that the organisation, its members, beneficiaries and stakeholders benefit from the power of meetings.

In this interactive workshop, we will be exploring the common pitfalls and landmines in meetings as well as developing tools for good practice towards actual mastery. The workshop is designed for anyone who has ever sat in a meeting and who wishes to become a great host, chair, facilitator or participant.

Starting 26 January 2022

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: The Practice of Attention in a World of Distraction

This workshop is about how we attend, what we attend to, and the stories we tell about it. If you feel exhausted by the ever-increasing wealth of competing demands for your attention, you are not alone. At every turn our attention is subject to capture and most of the time, leaders and managers feel unable to freely give attention to the kinds of activities they consider most important.

The workshop is designed for leaders, managers and others wanting to explore the impact of the Attention Economy and how to address the emerging issues. Gain a set of practical tools that can be used by leaders, managers and all others involved in an organisation or context. Methodologies and content are particularly designed to make good use of a diverse group, so we welcome people in a range of different roles.

2022 dates TBC.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Trust and Collaboration

Now more than ever, leaders and managers are required to create, develop and support individuals and teams in a range of online environments. However, when we encounter each other in a physical environment, there are a range of nuances, sub-conscious signals and observations that help us establish trust and build collaborative relationships. The more we can be aware of what is gained and lost in the virtual environment, the better our leadership and management will be.

In this interactive workshop, we will explore how to create ways of working together in a virtual environment that develops trust and supports collaboration. We will explore the dynamics in both existing and new teams and learn how to include new members in a way that supports everyone.
Onboarding a new member of staff exclusively online is a challenge that many leaders and managers have had to face in the last year and there are many lessons learnt in the process that we will investigate and develop further together.

Starting 09 March 2022.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Effective Tools for Habits That Work for You

Recent events have highlighted how important effective routines and habits are in supporting us through challenging times. Adapting to working from home, social distancing, balancing work and personal commitments, career changes, getting fit, wellbeing, being resilient, and the list goes on!

This is for anyone that recognises they need to develop effective habits and practices in order to make changes in their lives, professionally and/or personally. The tools that we’ll use are not specific to an industry or management level but useful and effective for all. We bring the tools for designing habits, you will bring your goals, vision, or desired outcomes!

2022 dates TBC.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

The recent disruption that the coronavirus has caused has required organisations to quickly transition to running events of all shapes and sizes online rather than in the traditional in-person format. While there will continue to be a place for full in-person events in the future, the flexibility and reach of delivering events virtually are such that organisations will continue to harness online technology and delivery of events as part of a successful engagement strategy.

Designed to stimulate, inspire, and engage, this two-day interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for you to not only learn the fundamentals of designing and running a virtual event but also how to ensure success and the creation of a lasting legacy. The workshop is designed for individuals and SMEs who are currently running or looking to run, events in a virtual or hybrid format.

2022 dates TBC.


Click here for more information about all of UWE Bristol’s Professional Development Courses.  

UWE Bristol deliver successful suite of courses on Air Quality

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For the last 10 years, the Air Quality Management Resource Centre (AQMRC) at UWE Bristol have delivered a suite of successful courses on the topic Air Quality.

This year, the team were given extra resource to develop online materials to provide a distance learning offer which has proved really successful.

The courses offered included:

Delivered with a mixture of self-learning and either online or face-to-face delivery, the courses provided attendees with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of Air Quality. The courses were attended primarily by local authorities, consultancies, government agencies and regulatory bodies, and students and are IAQM-accredited.

Accreditations and Partners:

On these courses, delegates cover the basics of air quality management, including what causes air pollution and its effects, before looking at monitoring and modelling techniques using ADMS-Roads. They also learn about role of planning in air quality and explore how air pollution can be tackled through technical and non-technical measures.

The courses align with the University’s commitment to sustainability.

Course lead and Associate Professor for Clean Air, Jo Barnes commented on the success of the courses:

“Our IAQM-accredited Air Quality CPD short courses, underpinned by our research and teaching, aim to provide a comprehensive overview to enable those with little or no knowledge on the subject, to those with years of experience, the tools and ability to apply their learning in their workplaces. The combination of extensive access to online materials provided in advance, the live presentation and interactivity of the practical sessions, really bring this subject to life and gives delegates the chance to also learn from each other.”

Course attendee Amelia Rivers, Environmental Health Officer commented:

“The learning I will apply back at work will be the importance of monitoring air quality when looking at planning applications and really think about the potential effects on air quality the proposed application can have.”

The next set of courses will run on campus from 16 – 20 May 2022.

Email Professional.FET@uwe.ac.uk to find out more

UWE Bristol announce Inclusive Digital Skills bootcamps

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UWE Bristol, in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), is delivering a series of fully funded ‘Inclusive Digital Bootcamps. These courses are being delivered in response to the growing demand for Digital Skills in the region and to support those whose progression, development or employment has been affected by the pandemic.

UWE Bristol are delivering three different bootcamps to develop medium-to-high level Digital Skills in the region. These targeted bootcamps will deliver both digital/specialist skills and the interpersonal soft skills that employers expressly need.

These bootcamps will be delivered over a period of 12-16 weeks. Throughout their learning, participants will have 1:1 mentoring support and will link with relevant industry to work on and understand real-life digital projects and showcase their skills to potential employers.

Each of the bootcamps will finish with a two-week preparation for employment module, where learners will be provided with a wide range of in-person and online support tools focused on entry into medium/higher level employment opportunities.

The Bootcamps

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Bootcamps

Starts 8 November

Equipping learners with skills needed to be at the forefront of emerging technologies across different industrial sectors.

  • Mathematics and computer programming
  • Data science fundamentals
  • Software development
  • Machine Learning & AI approaches

Data Bootcamp: Cloud-based skills

Starts 29 November  

Developing learners’ cloud-based skills & creating Microsoft Power experts that will be an asset to any forward-thinking organisation.

  • Master Microsoft cloud-based apps
  • Understand and use Microsoft Power Platforms
  • Access the Microsoft Learn programme

UX Design Bootcamp

Starts 15November

Know what makes a good user experience and understand responsive design for smart-phones, robots and more.

  • Learn advanced aspects of UX design for digital platforms
  • Responsive design for smart phones and robots
  • Specialised support to access ‘Disability Confident’ employment
  • Understand UX design trends for a range of platforms

The bootcamps are primarily aimed at:

  • 19-25 year olds
  • Female learners
  • Those living with health conditions or impairments

Anyone can still apply to take part, but priority access is given to those who meet one (or more) of the above criteria.

These bootcamps are fully funded for adults and are designed to be manageable alongside existing employment.

Find out more and register your place.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series – New for 2022

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UWE Bristol has developed a series of inspiring workshops for individuals, teams and organisations. Delivered through a blend of peer-to-peer learning and interactive sessions attendees will learn proactive practical skills and tools to enhance their professional and personal impact.

Each workshop is interactive and reflective, with live practice sessions to explore and apply learning within a supportive community of practice. All workshops are delivered fully online through our learning platform which puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students and there are no formal entry requirements.

Find out more about the courses below:

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Power of Good Meetings

Understanding the importance and power of good meetings is the same as investing in the success of any business or vocation. Whether you are hosting, chairing, facilitating or participating in meetings, there are a number of vital things to be aware of and actively support in order to ensure that the organisation, its members, beneficiaries and stakeholders benefit from the power of meetings.

In this interactive workshop, we will be exploring the common pitfalls and landmines in meetings as well as developing tools for good practice towards actual mastery. The workshop is designed for anyone who has ever sat in a meeting and who wishes to become a great host, chair, facilitator or participant.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: The Practice of Attention in a World of Distraction

This workshop is about how we attend, what we attend to, and the stories we tell about it. If you feel exhausted by the ever-increasing wealth of competing demands for your attention, you are not alone. At every turn our attention is subject to capture and most of the time, leaders and managers feel unable to freely give attention to the kinds of activities they consider most important.

The workshop is designed for leaders, managers and others wanting to explore the impact of the Attention Economy and how to address the emerging issues. Gain a set of practical tools that can be used by leaders, managers and all others involved in an organisation or context. Methodologies and content are particularly designed to make good use of a diverse group, so we welcome people in a range of different roles.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Trust and Collaboration

Now more than ever, leaders and managers are required to create, develop and support individuals and teams in a range of online environments. However, when we encounter each other in a physical environment, there are a range of nuances, sub-conscious signals and observations that help us establish trust and build collaborative relationships. The more we can be aware of what is gained and lost in the virtual environment, the better our leadership and management will be.

In this interactive workshop, we will explore how to create ways of working together in a virtual environment that develops trust and supports collaboration. We will explore the dynamics in both existing and new teams and learn how to include new members in a way that supports everyone.
Onboarding a new member of staff exclusively online is a challenge that many leaders and managers have had to face in the last year and there are many lessons learnt in the process that we will investigate and develop further together.

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Effective Tools for Habits That Work for You

Recent events have highlighted how important effective routines and habits are in supporting us through challenging times. Adapting to working from home, social distancing, balancing work and personal commitments, career changes, getting fit, wellbeing, being resilient, and the list goes on!

This is for anyone that recognises they need to develop effective habits and practices in order to make changes in their lives, professionally and/or personally. The tools that we’ll use are not specific to an industry or management level but useful and effective for all. We bring the tools for designing habits, you will bring your goals, vision, or desired outcomes!

UWE Bristol Inspire Workshop Series: Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

The recent disruption that the coronavirus has caused has required organisations to quickly transition to running events of all shapes and sizes online rather than in the traditional in-person format. While there will continue to be a place for full in-person events in the future, the flexibility and reach of delivering events virtually are such that organisations will continue to harness online technology and delivery of events as part of a successful engagement strategy.

Designed to stimulate, inspire, and engage, this two-day interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for you to not only learn the fundamentals of designing and running a virtual event but also how to ensure success and the creation of a lasting legacy. The workshop is designed for individuals and SMEs who are currently running or looking to run, events in a virtual or hybrid format.

Click here for more information about all of UWE Bristol’s Professional Development Courses.  


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