University of the West of England, Bristol

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An overview of UWE Bristol

Choose to do university right

At UWE Bristol, we empower our students to make a choice. To choose a university that pushes itself as much as it pushes you. To choose a community that’s breaking boundaries and leading the way. To choose a passion that excites, delights and gives you purpose.

Teaching and learning

We offer almost 700 courses covering a vast range of subject areas, all of which are practice-based and designed to equip students for the real world. We work closely with over 10,000 national and international employer partners to make sure that our courses are up-to-the-minute, industry-relevant, and meet all the required professional standards. Visit our website for a full list of courses.

Facilities and learning environments

In recent years, we have invested over £300 million into our facilities. This ensures our learning spaces are cutting edge and give students access to industry-standard equipment across the University.

Excellent employability

91% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation, placing UWE Bristol in the top 40 UK universities for positive graduate employment prospects (Graduate Outcome Survey results from 2019/20, published 2022).

Support services

We know that heading to university is a big deal. It’s our aim as a university to give students all the tools they need to succeed. Services and resources available include academic personal tutors, faculty support staff, Peer Assisted Learning (student-to-student support scheme), student support advisers and 24/7 wellbeing service.

Beyond the classroom

There’s much more to the UWE Bristol experience than just our courses. Music, sports, community projects, support networks, the list goes on. With over 160 societies and clubs to choose from, students are sure to find something great to get involved with, meet new people, and have fun.

Buzzing Bristol

Best city to live in. Best place to live outside London for under 25s. World vegan capital. Greenest city. Most artistic city. Bristol is a city that keeps topping the polls and it’s harder to think of a better city in the UK to study, live and work in!

Schools and colleges outreach

UWE Bristol organises a number of exciting activities, events and opportunities designed to help raise students' aspirations, attainment and awareness of Higher Education. Whether your students are exploring their options for after school or college, considering university study or just want to find out more about a subject, we're here to help.

Our experienced team here at UWE Bristol also offer advice, guidance and insights into higher education for teachers, advisers and parents. Our sessions can be delivered online, at your institution or when appropriate at UWE Bristol campuses. We are always happy to hear from schools and colleges and you can get in touch with us via email at [email protected]

Information, advice and guidance workshops

We offer a range of informative and interactive talks and workshops to help students explore Higher Education and its benefits, learn about student life and how to make an informed and successful application to HE. Examples include:

  • Building your skill set
  • Pathways at 18
  • Why go to university?
  • Choosing courses in Higher Education
  • Writing a successful personal statement
  • Student finance explained
  • Student life and Q&A with our Student Ambassadors

Subject-related talks

Our UWE Bristol subject specialists can offer talks for students in Year 12 or 13 on degree-level study or a specific subject. Sessions provide valuable insights into what it is like to study a particular subject, as well as useful advice to help students get into these courses in the future. Example subject areas include Art and Design, Geography, Business, Law, Politics, Philosophy, English, Nursing and Midwifery.

Campus visits and taster days

We provide a number of exciting opportunities for your Key Stage 4 and 5 students to visit us on our Frenchay campus and learn more about Higher Education and life at university. These visits can be tailored to ensure they meet your needs and desired student learning outcomes. Typically, they can include the opportunity to meet current students, a tour of the campus and a selection of university-related and subject specific workshops.

Useful links

For further information about our schools and colleges outreach offer, visit us at

Student, teachers and parents are welcome to book onto our Undergraduate Open Days and virtual events.

Not just another university

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Undergraduate On Campus Open Day
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Undergraduate On Campus Open Day
Saturday, November 19, 2022
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