Bristol, University of the West of England
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B80
What students say about this university1237 comments (307 students)
The Bower Ashton cafeteria is a big pen room. Easy for spotting people you know, but it can get very crowded too. If there's no...
The Bower Ashton cafeteria is a big pen room. Easy for spotting people you know, but it can get very crowded too. If there's no space you can sit in the student union's bar which is filled with sofas and armchairs. They serve different food in both places. Quite a wide range of food to choose from, but if you stay late working at campus you need to bring something to eat (or buy beforehand) as the canteen, the bar, and the shop close at around 3 - 4 pm. The library is another good place to hang out. Between some shelves there are cosy bean bag chairs you can sit on and read, but there are also tables for doing your work on. When the weather is nice you can sit outside the student union bar in the sun, as there are loads of tables there.×
The lecturers are knowledgeable and interesting to listen toReport
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Some of the textbooks provided were not as useful as hoped e.g. calculusReport
Managing costs at UWE isn't too hard as long as you are reasonable, UWE have their own bus service and bus passess are...
Managing costs at UWE isn't too hard as long as you are reasonable, UWE have their own bus service and bus passess are relatively cheap. As your located close to the centre of Bristol there are plenty of opportunities for work. University does arrange trips for some courses so may need to budget for that.×
Started looking after Christmas but would recommend looking even before this! Student properties go very fast. In past...
Started looking after Christmas but would recommend looking even before this! Student properties go very fast. In past experience you either get an amazing landlord or one who wont do any work on the house because you are students and they assume you won't look after the property! Went around local estate agents and gave information to what we were looking for. When looking at privately rented properties ended up looking online and contacting landlords directly. I would recommend paying slightly more for a property for nicer landlords who will happily put work into the house or a house that's done up very well! There's nothing more depressing than a leaking, cold house just to save a few pennies. Also, don't be put off houses where bills aren't included in the rent - you can often sort out good contracts with companies.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students26,670
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate78%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time24%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature20%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK13%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction72%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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