University of the West of England

The University of the West of England, Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

UCAS Code: B80

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.15 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.70 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.29 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76.9 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    75.3 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    84.3 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 76%
  • Part Time 24%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Undergraduate Courses

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Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • The Students' Union Job Shop can help students find the right job to fit around their studies. Around 4,000 part-time jobs are advertised through Job Shop every year. The Job Shop also offer tips on specific job hunting and advice on employment rights, tax, and national insurance.
  • Over 200 students undertake internships funded by UWE Bristol every year.
  • With its booming economy, Bristol is a fantastic city to find part-time and casual work, from working in a shop or bar to office jobs.

Careers advice

  • Students at UWE Bristol can access the award-winning Careers Service to get into the best position for their future career.
  • The Careers Service offers a wide range of online tools and resources including CV and covering letter writing, job hunting, interview simulator, psychometric tests, personality tests, literacy and numeracy tests, e-learning tools, written advice and videos from employers.
  • Throughout the year, students are invited to attend careers events including recruitment fairs, employer presentations and careers skills workshops.
  • The service can be accessed for up to three years after leaving, providing support to graduates early in their career.

Disability support

  • Support is available for students with disabilities, mental health conditions, medical conditions and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).
  • Please refer to the university website for details. 

Other services and facilities

  • Learning facilities include a 24-hour computer laboratory, extensive campus libraries, a mock courtroom, a nursing simulation suite, multimedia broadcast studios, forensic crime scene house, wind tunnel, flight simulator, financial trading room and more. Everything students need for their studies is covered.
  • Social facilities include an on-campus cinema and a Centre for Performing Arts, as well as bars, shops and cafés.

Students' Union

  • The UWE Bristol Students' Union is run for students by students, offering opportunities, help to build their community and representing students' voice during their time at university.
  • Students can join over 180 different sports clubs, societies, community networks and get involved in lots of different volunteer activities. There really is something for everyone.
  • Every UWE Bristol campus has a Students' Union-run bar. It’s the perfect place to meet friends and unwind after a busy day of studying.


  • In 1595, the Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers' Navigation School was founded.
  • In 1969, Bristol Polytechnic was founded. Granted university status in 1992, it 
  • In 1992, Bristol Polytechnic gained university status and, became the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Fascinating Fact

  • Students from the UWE Bristol are developing a fully electric-powered glider; initially battery powered they plan for the glider to generate its own energy through wing-mounted solar panels.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Woon Bing Chang – worked on Life of Pi.
  • Angellica Bell – TV and radio presenter.
  • Silas Adekunle – founder of Reach Robotics.
  • Nathan Filer – author of The Shock of the Fall, winner of Costa Book Award.
  • Pete Reed – British Olympic rower.
  • Teo Nie Ching – Malaysian politician.


University of the West England, Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol , BS16 1QY