University of the West of England
Bristol,Avon , Bristol", United Kingdom
Overview

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university, located in and around Bristol, England, which received university status in 1992. In common with the University of Bristol and the University of Bath, it can trace its origins to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, founded as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers.

UWE Bristol is made up of several campuses in Greater Bristol. Frenchay Campus is the largest campus in terms of student numbers as most of its courses are based there. The city campus provides courses in the creative and cultural industries and is made up of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island, and Watershed. The institution is affiliated with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and validates its higher education courses.

Frenchay Campus and Glenside Campus are home to most of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, with a further Adult Nursing cohort based at Gloucester Campus. Hartpury Campus provides training in animal sciences, sport, equine, agriculture, and conservation. In 2018, the Teaching Excellence Framework awarded the university Gold.

University Statistics
Student satisfaction score
82.94%
Average graduate salary
22K
% of graduates in work or further study
95.0%
Location

By train. Bristol Temple Meads station and Bristol Parkway Railway station connect you to the rest of the country, as well as local and inter-city services. The nearest train station to UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus is Bristol Parkway, but Bristol Temple Meads is closest to the city centre.

Student Guide

Help and support for international and European students to help you settle in and make the most of the opportunities on offer at UWE Bristol. UWE Bristol offers an airport pickup service for new students in both January and September, and orientation events during the first weeks of term. Students can also take free English language courses provided by the Centre for English Language and Academic Skills courses throughout the year.