Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol | South West England

Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: B80

UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 834 comments (231 students)
    • Creative scene

      Not as creative and arty as many universities are, more of an academic feel to the place

      2014, 2nd year, Environmental Biology

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    • The downside

      Lack of sport and community feeling, especially on Glenside campus

      2012, 1st year, Radiography, Diagnostic

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    • The downside

      but there should be more computers and printers

      2013, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The university has great bars and social facilities, plenty of places to meet friends and study in a social setting. The gym...

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      2013, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      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

      2013, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Managing costs is alright, so long as you don't get sunk into such a depression from hartpury that you find yourself drinking...

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      2012, 1st year, Veterinary Nursing

      Everyday expenses

      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.

      2012, 1st year, Veterinary Nursing

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    • The upside

      Quality of education, conduicive environment for studying, international atmosphere, wide range of clubs, societies,...

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      2013, 1st year, Physiology

      The upside

      Quality of education, conduicive environment for studying, international atmosphere, wide range of clubs, societies, activities, events and opportunities.

      2013, 1st year, Physiology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

47%

MED

Sporty

69%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

77%

HIGH

Creative

61%

MED

Varied union activities

69%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 79% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

26,670

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

24%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

69%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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