University of the West of England

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Student Accommodation

  • First year undergraduate students are guaranteed university-approved accommodation as long as they accept UWE as their first choice and apply for accommodation by the relevant deadline.
  • Students can choose to live in halls of residence in the city centre, or in accommodation on Frenchay Campus or around Glenside Campus.
  • Most rooms are on Frenchay campus with modern, accessible, quality accommodation. The Student Village includes en-suite facilities, Carroll Court comprises a small community of two storey houses, and the new Wallscourt Park Residences provides stylish townhouses with the opportunity to share bedrooms at reduced rates.
  • UWE Bristol also has sole access to a large number of rooms in the city, ideal for students who enjoy busy inner-city life, or are studying at the City campus.
  • All UWE Bristol-owned accommodation currently includes bike storage, overnight security, Wi-Fi, contents insurance, launderette facilities and preferential-rate membership of the university's Centre for Sport.

Student Life

  • City Population: 428,000
  • Student Population: 47,000
  • The university is based in Bristol – a vibrant and welcoming city well renowned for topping various polls.
  • The largest city in south west England, Bristol is always a popular destination with students. After years of funding and regeneration projects the city now buzzes with activity at the harbourside bars, restaurants, museums and art galleries. It's a wealthy part of the country and a thriving local economy means high prices and generally expensive accommodation.

Culture and Nightlife

  • A huge number of pubs and clubs are found in Bristol, which is well known for its on-trend nightlife. Live music aficionados may also enjoy the Hippodrome which hosts a number of gigs as well as operas and ballets.
  • Theatre-goers are well catered for with options including the Theatre Royal and Bristol Hippodrome, and the city has a number of cinemas, both multiscreens and independents.
  • Museums aplenty scatter the streets of Bristol including At-Bristol, a hands-on science centre, and Bristol's M Shed Museum which explores the city's history.
  • Bristol has two football clubs, City and Rovers, a championship rugby club and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, which hosts one-day international matches.
  • Tennis, swimming, ice-skating, golf, rowing and sailing are all available. Bristol Climbing Centre offers indoor climbing while the Avon Gorge is a popular outdoor location for climbing.


  • UWE Bristol has three campuses (Frenchay, Glenside and City Campus) in Bristol, plus Hartpury College near Gloucester.
  • Travel by car is not easy with parking fairly difficult and expensive. However, several park-and-rides in the city offer a cheaper alternative.
  • Cycling is a good option and cyclists are well catered for by a number of cycling networks.
  • The bus network is extensive and relatively affordable.
  • Easily accessible from all over the country, the university is next to the M4 and M5 motorways and has excellent train and coach connections too. 
  • Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway train stations are within walking distance to Frenchay Campus, and Bristol Temple Meads station is in the city centre, which is near to the City Campus.
  • London is one hour 45 minutes away by train. Bath and Exeter are easily accessed.