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Undergraduate study guide for parents and supporters

Everything you need to know about your child starting university. 

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We understand it can be daunting when your child is preparing to go to university. It’s likely to be the first time your son or daughter is living away from home, so it’s natural to feel worried. We can reassure you that your child is in safe hands here at UWE Bristol.

It's right within our grasp, closer than we imagine! 

Sustainability isn't just a passing trend; it's intricately woven into the fabric of our daily lives. The United Nations has laid out an inspiring roadmap with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that hold the power to transform our world. 

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Sustainability

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It's right within our grasp, 
closer than we imagine! 

Sustainability isn't just a passing trend; it's intricately woven into the fabric of our daily lives. The United Nations has laid out an inspiring roadmap with 
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that hold the power to transform our world. 

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 
10. 
Reduced Inequalities 
11. 
Sustainable Cities and Communities 
12. 
Responsible Consumption and Production 
13. 
Climate Action 
14. 
Life below Water 
15. 
Life on Land 
16. 
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 
17. 
Partnerships for the Goals
 

Sustainability - we are surrounded by it.

You can submit your entry, if:

Conditions to take note

1. Only one entry is permitted per individual. The first entry will be used for judgment, and any subsequent entries will be declared null and void.
2. The video must not exceed two minutes. There are no restrictions on how the information is presented, and students have the freedom to be creative.
3. The video must NOT contain any offensive material or copyrighted material.
4. The winner will be judged based on relevance to Sustainability and creativity.
5. Any hint of plagiarised content will result in entries being disqualified.
6. Prizes are given in the form of scholarships, towards the reduction of tuition fees.
7. The reward will be applied upon acceptance of the offer.
8. The scholarship is not transferable to other recipients.
9. The scholarship is meant for students who join UWE Bristol on one of the undergraduate or postgraduate courses in the September 2024 intake.
10. The scholarship is not stackable with other types of scholarships awarded by UWE Bristol.

Sustainability - we are surrounded by it.

Sustainability is closer to home than we think. Think about the ways you are embedding Sustainability in your daily life. We would like you to get ready to unleash your sustainability journey in a captivating TWO-minute video

Who knows? 
Your story could snag you a 
life-changing scholarship opportunity.

STEP ONE

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Tell a story of
in a TWO-minute video.
scholarship up to

£5,000

toward your tuition fees.

The Sustainability Story

Sustainability has become increasingly prominent in recent times. Organisations are undertaking significant initiatives, and the media is actively promoting awareness of sustainability issues. 

UWE Bristol has been honoured with the Sustainability Institution of the Year award at this year's Green Gown Awards, recognising its outstanding sustainability efforts among higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland. 

UWE Bristol's 2030 Strategy is dedicated to addressing the pressing climate and ecological challenges, aiming to fulfil the university's role in advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, the city of Bristol has been ranked as the third greenest city in Britain, according to a study published by the University of Sheffield in Plos One in 2022.

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By submitting your video entry, you acknowledge that the opinions expressed therein are solely your own and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of the West of England (UWE). UWE disclaims any liability for the content of your video entry and is not responsible for any consequences arising from your views or actions presented in the video. The video submission is intended solely for the purpose of scholarship application, but UWE reserves the right to use it for educational or promotional purposes. By submitting your entry, you agree to these terms and grant UWE the right to use your video for the purposes mentioned above.

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Curious to delve deeper into these goals? 

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
 

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 
10. 
Reduced Inequalities 
11. 
Sustainable Cities and Communities 
12. 
Responsible Consumption and Production 
13. 
Climate Action 
14. 
Life below Water 
15. 
Life on Land 
16. 
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 
17. 
Partnerships for the Goals

The Video Competition

Sustainability is closer to home than we think. Think about the ways you are embedding Sustainability in your daily life. We would like you to get ready to unleash your sustainability journey in a captivating TWO-minute video

Who knows? 
Your story could snag you a life-changing scholarship opportunity.

Share your personal story of sustainability—whether it's a transformative experience, a groundbreaking practice, or an innovative idea—making sure it aligns with at least one of the illustrious 17 SDG goals mentioned above.

Four scholarship prizes will be awarded for your studies in the UK at UWE Bristol. 
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students have two opportunities to win.

The first-place prize is a £5,000 scholarship for tuition fees.

The second-place prize is a £2,500 scholarship for tuition fees.

Think about Sustainability and put your creative hat to give your best shot! Not only might it win you a scholarship, but it will also give you an opportunity to tell a story that you have been mulling over to share.

Submit the video entry >

You are a citizen of countries in Asia and residing in the country of your nationality.

You have applied to UWE Bristol to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate education in the UK for the September 2024 intake.

You are not a sponsored student OR in receipt of another scholarship/award.

The next steps

Create a TWO-minute video in the English language on the theme of "Sustainability", where your story can relate to at least one of the 17 SDGs mentioned above.

To get a shareable link, upload a video to any cloud-based storage service (e.g., Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) or YouTube. Please ensure that the link to the video has no expiry date.

Complete your submission by filling in the submission form on this webpage with us by/before 31 July 2024.

STEP ONE

STEP TWO

STEP THREE

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Submit your entry >

in a TWO-minute video.

scholarship up to

£5,000

toward your tuition fees.

The Sustainability Story

Sustainability has become increasingly prominent in recent times. Organisations are undertaking significant initiatives, and the media is actively promoting awareness of sustainability issues.

UWE Bristol has been honoured with the Sustainability Institution of the Year award at this year's Green Gown Awards, recognising its outstanding sustainability efforts among higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland. 

UWE Bristol's 2030 Strategy is dedicated to addressing the pressing climate and ecological challenges, aiming to fulfil the university's role in advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, the city of Bristol has been ranked as the third greenest city in Britain, according to a study published by the University of Sheffield in Plos One in 2022.

Ready to submit your entry >

Curious to delve deeper 
into these goals? 

The Video Competition

Share your personal story of sustainability—whether it's a transformative experience, a groundbreaking practice, or an innovative idea—making sure it aligns with at least one of the illustrious 17 SDG goals mentioned above.

Four scholarship prizes will be awarded for your studies in the UK at UWE Bristol. 
Both undergraduate and postgraduate students have two opportunities to win.

The first-place prize is a £5,000 scholarship for tuition fees.

The second-place prize is a £2,500 scholarship for tuition fees.

Think about Sustainability and put your creative hat to give your best shot! Not only might it win you a scholarship, but it will also give you an opportunity to tell a story that you have been mulling over to share.

You can submit your entry, if:

You are a citizen of countries in Asia and residing in the country of your nationality.

You have applied to UWE Bristol to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate education in the UK for the September 2024 intake.

You are not a sponsored student OR in receipt of another scholarship/award.

The next steps

Create a TWO-minute video in the English language on the theme of "Sustainability", where your story can relate to at least one of the 17 SDGs mentioned above.

STEP TWO

To get a shareable link, upload a video to any cloud-based storage service (e.g., Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) or YouTube. Please ensure that the link to the video has no expiry date.

STEP THREE

Complete your submission by filling in the submission form on this webpage with us by/before 31 July 2024.

Judging criteria for video entries

The Videos will be judged in terms of relevance to "Sustainability", and creativity. The decisions of the judges will be final. 

Videos will be judged over a score of (100) points on the following criteria:

Relevance to Sustainability
(70 points)

The submitted entry must be your work, in your own words, and may include personal experiences, groundbreaking practices, or thoughtful ideas related to "Sustainability". The following observations will be considered to evaluate the relevance:

Alignment with Sustainable 
Development Goals (SDGs):
1. How well does the video address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
2. What is the depth of understanding of the content, and to what extent are the SDGs integrated into it?

Clarity of Message: 
3. What is the clarity and coherence of the message conveyed in the video? Is the content well-structured, easy to follow, and effectively communicates the student's experience or plan related to sustainability?

Impact and Inspiration:
4. What is the potential impact of the video on raising awareness about sustainability issues and inspiring action?
5. Does the video evoke emotions, motivate viewers to take positive steps towards sustainability, and drive meaningful change.

Feasibility and Practicality:
6. What is the feasibility and practicality of the student's sustainability plan or proposed actions?
7. Are the ideas presented realistic and achievable, and do they have the potential for a tangible impact in addressing sustainability challenges?

Creativity
(30 points)

Creativity and Originality:
8. Assess the originality and creativity of the presentation. Are there any innovative approaches, storytelling techniques, and unique perspectives that engage the audience and convey the message effectively?

Quality of Presentation: 
9. Evaluate the technical quality of the video production, including aspects such as videography, editing, sound quality, and visual aesthetics. Do the production values enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of the message?
10. Is the maximum time limit of 2 minutes or (120 seconds), adhered to?

Conditions to take note

1. Only one entry is permitted per individual. The first entry will be used for judgment, and any subsequent entries will be declared null and void.

2. The video must not exceed two minutes. There are no restrictions on how the information is presented, and students have the freedom to be creative.

3. The video must NOT contain any offensive material or copyrighted material.

4. The winner will be judged based on relevance to Sustainability and creativity.

5. Any hint of plagiarised content will result in entries being disqualified.

6. Prizes are given in the form of scholarships, towards the reduction of tuition fees.

7. The reward will be applied upon acceptance of the offer.

8. The scholarship is 
not transferable to other recipients.

9. The scholarship is meant for 
students who join UWE Bristol on one of the undergraduate or postgraduate courses in the September 2024 intake.

10. The scholarship is 
not stackable with other types of scholarships awarded by UWE Bristol. 

Judging criteria for video entries

The Videos will be judged in terms of relevance to "Sustainability", and creativity
The decisions of the judges will be final. Videos will be judged over a score of (100) points on the following criteria: 

Relevance to Sustainability
(70 points) 

The submitted entry must be your work, in your own words, and may include personal experiences, groundbreaking practices, or thoughtful ideas related to "Sustainability". The following observations will be considered to evaluate the relevance:

Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
1. How well does the video address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
2. What is the depth of understanding of the content, and to what extent are the SDGs integrated into it?

Clarity of Message: 
3. What is the clarity and coherence of the message conveyed in the video? Is the content well-structured, easy to follow, and effectively communicates the student's experience or plan related to sustainability?

Impact and Inspiration:
4. What is the potential impact of the video on raising awareness about sustainability issues and inspiring action?
5. Does the video evoke emotions, motivate viewers to take positive steps towards sustainability, and drive meaningful change. 

Feasibility and Practicality:
6. What is the feasibility and practicality of the student's sustainability plan or proposed actions?
7. Are the ideas presented realistic and achievable, and do they have the potential for a tangible impact in addressing sustainability challenges? 

Creativity
(30 points) 

Creativity and Originality:
8. Assess the originality and creativity of the presentation. Are there any innovative approaches, storytelling techniques, and unique perspectives that engage the audience and convey the message effectively? 

Quality of Presentation: 
9. Evaluate the technical quality of the video production, including aspects such as videography, editing, sound quality, and visual aesthetics. Do the production values enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of the message? 
10. Is the maximum time limit of 2 minutes or (120 seconds), adhered to? 

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