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UWE Bristol's Plan + Make show highlights talent

UWE Bristol’s Plan + Make Degree Show highlights student work from the Faculty of Environment and Technology.

Plan + Make showcases student work from UWE Bristol’s Faculty of Environment and Technology. The show includes final year work from students in Computer Science and Creative Technology, Construction and Property, Engineering Design and Mathematics, Geography and Environmental Management, and Planning and Architecture.

One of the designs is by product design technology student Benjamin Knowles, who has created a product called Barroll, which aims to take the strain out of lifting heavy beer kegs, apparently one of the largest causes of injuries in the food and drink sector.

Benjamim explains: “Barroll can move kegs weighing up to 107kg, while maintaining full control and without impacting on time. I was inspired by water transporters used in less economically developed countries and rolling water carriers supplied by camping manufacturers. I also spent time at local breweries, Bristol Beer Factory and Bath Ales, and at the Inn on the Green in Horfield to develop my design. Barroll has been very favourably received by people who have tried it out.”

Other designs on show include a cot and carry case designed to make breast feeding easy at night time, and a regeneration project for Stroud inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Tod Burton, associate dean of the Faculty of Environment and Technology and founder of the innovative Creative Project Design programme at UWE said: “The Plan + Make degree show is a fantastic showcase of emerging talent within the faculty. The quality of projects, skills and passion on display is truly inspirational.”

Plan + Make takes place on June 7 and June 8, starting at 5pm on June 7, at UWE Bristol.

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