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 1237 comments (307 students)
    • Facilities

      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...

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

      Facilities

      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.

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

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    • The upside

      The lecturers are knowledgeable and interesting to listen to

      2012, 2nd year, Marketing

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    • The upside

      Teaching and assistance with degree

      2013, 3rd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Some of the textbooks provided were not as useful as hoped e.g. calculus

      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

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    • Everyday expenses

      Managing costs at UWE isn't too hard as long as you are reasonable, UWE have their own bus service and bus passess are...

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      2012, 1st year, Others In Computer Sciences

      Everyday expenses

      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.

      2012, 1st year, Others In Computer Sciences

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    • Accommodation

      Started looking after Christmas but would recommend looking even before this! Student properties go very fast. In past...

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      2016, 4th year, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      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.

      2016, 4th year, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

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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
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

87%

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

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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