UWE Bristol School of Engineering

Hosted by Group avatar UWE Bristol Repair Cafe

Party impact

20

participants

14

restarters

31 kg

waste prevented

137 kg

CO2 emission prevented

13

devices fixed

1

devices repairable

3

devices dead

equivalent to...

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

This is our first ever repair café, run by our students and technicians. Please get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to find out more or get involved (especially as you will require pre-booked parking if planning to come by car!)

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University Of The West Of England - Frenchay, Coldharbour Ln, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK

About the group

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UWE Bristol Repair Cafe

UWE Bristol’s repair café launches offers students, staff and members of the public the chance to have their broken items fixed at the university’s Frenchay campus.

The initiative is run by students and community repair volunteers and held every second Wednesday of the month between 12:15 – 1.45pm in the Atrium of the School of Engineering (Z Block).

The repair café has been launched thanks to MAKERS funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Items that can be repaired may include electricals and small appliances, clothes, and anything that can be glued, soldered, or stitched.

Volunteer repairers of electrical and electronic items receive guidance and support from the School of Engineering’s skilled technicians, ensuring all repairs are done in a safe manner and to a good standard.

The MAKERS project - Making And Knowledge Exchange for Repair and Sustainability - aims to improve representation and belonging in engineering for women and people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups, alongside those from underrepresented backgrounds.

The project aims to create a student community of making and repair and further build on the links to the wider Bristol community repair movement, including with SPARKS Bristol, Eastville Repair Café, plus ongoing work with young community members from St Pauls and previous UWE Bristol STEM partnership projects in the city.

Group Stats

118

participants

86

hours volunteered

parties thrown

140 kg

waste prevented

827 kg

CO2 emission prevented