Bristol, University of the West of England
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B80
What students say about this university834 comments (231 students)
Not as creative and arty as many universities are, more of an academic feel to the placeReport
Lack of sport and community feeling, especially on Glenside campusReport
but there should be more computers and printersReport
The university has great bars and social facilities, plenty of places to meet friends and study in a social setting. The gym...
The university has great bars and social facilities, plenty of places to meet friends and study in a social setting. The gym is great, loads of equipment and cheap membership×
Managing costs is alright, so long as you don't get sunk into such a depression from hartpury that you find yourself drinking...
Managing costs is alright, so long as you don't get sunk into such a depression from hartpury that you find yourself drinking every night to dull the pain. The availability of food and drink on campus is crap, unless you are in love with super noodles, chocolate and bred you won't find much else on site. Make friends with someone who has a car, because otherwise it involves a 3 hour trip to town because of the awful bus services to get your food. Tesco's isn't too far away and the food is fairly good. Don't worry too much about spending too much on a night out, really you've only got a wednesday to budget for. If you really want to waste your money though, go to cheltenham on a monday. Costs 35 to get a taxi back, and you will probably have just as bad a time as in gloucester, you'll just spend a lot more money. There's very little opportunity for part time work, you might be lucky and get some waitressing work but again make friends with someone with a car to get you there and back. If you're doing vet nursing they love giving you extortionate prices to pay, be prepared to buy uniform, spend 180 in your first year on RCVS exams, buy books etc. etc. It's great fun.×
Quality of education, conduicive environment for studying, international atmosphere, wide range of clubs, societies,...
Quality of education, conduicive environment for studying, international atmosphere, wide range of clubs, societies, activities, events and opportunities.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
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 satisfaction69%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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