University of the West of England

Why study here

The University of the West of England, Bristol focuses on supporting you to achieve the future you want. Courses are designed to meet industry needs with over 100 courses being professionally accredited.

Everything UWE Bristol does focuses on helping you achieve the future you want. Courses designed to meet industry needs? It’s in the bag. Over 100 courses are professionally accredited. Work experience? UWE Bristol have it covered. In fact, UWE Bristol have one of the largest paid internship programmes in the UK and in 2016/17 arranged over 9,200 industry placements.

Strong connections with over 1,000 national and international employers means you can enjoy real-world learning experiences and you’ll leave the university as an adaptable, well-rounded, work-ready graduate.

Top tips for Clearing 

1. Get ahead More and more students are gaining university places through Clearing each year. There are plenty of courses out there, but be prepared to move fast to find the course for you. Start your research early and make contact – you don't need to wait until results day to get in touch with the universities you’re interested in.

2. Draw up a shortlist Remember you’ll be studying a course for three or more years, so make sure you pick the right course for you, not just that one that has spaces. The more a subject interests you, the better your chances of success. Don’t forget to check out the career prospects for your course as well as the student satisfaction scores. Tour the university, get familiar with the facilities and get a feel for the city.

3. Be prepared When you’re ready to make contact with a university, find yourself a quiet place and have a pen and paper to hand.  You’ll need your UCAS ID number, personal details, exam and GCSE results and the course title/s and code/s you’re enquiring about.


Register After you’ve accepted an offer through UCAS, you’ll receive your login for the UWE Bristol Welcome website. You’ll need to register through this website before you can apply for any accommodation options. Unfortunately, there is not a guarantee of getting university-managed accommodation at this stage, but you will be updated with any vacancies.

Explore your options Visit the university’s website to find all the information you’ll need about the different options on offer. 

Visit a Clearing accommodation event UWE Bristol runs accommodation events specifically to help Clearing students find private student accommodation.

Bristol has many private accommodation providers and UWE can provide you with a long list of student accommodation providers operating in the city. It’s really important you do the research to ensure you find the accommodation that’s right for you and act quickly.

Student success stories

Helen made her way to UWE Bristol through Clearing, and has since had the time of her life. Read her story.


UWE Bristol are always on hand to help with any queries about university-managed accommodation. Please get in touch by emailing the Accommodation Services team at accommodation@uwe.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)117 32 83601.