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Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

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.
Source:Bristol, University West of England, (UWE) website

What students say about this university

Dialog 1135 comments (301 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching we have each week on illustration varies. Usually a module starts with an intensive period of lectures...

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

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching we have each week on illustration varies. Usually a module starts with an intensive period of lectures and workshops for a few weeks. Then the workshops become fewer as you work on the assignment and you will instead have regular tutorials in groups or privately where you discuss your progress and ideas with other students and/or the tutors. The content of the course is pretty challenging, and you get to try a lot of different ways of working. For illustration there is only one essay to write each year - in visual culture. The rest of the work you get assessed on is different projects where you hand in a final product and your sketchbooks. The illustration facilities are all right. You are however not guaranteed your own studio/desk space so you have to either claim one if you're in often, or use the tables that are for everyone. I found it annoying that I couldn't leave my claimed space without someone being there and messing it up or spilling paint/tea on it without cleaning after themselves! Some people also do not respect that you have claimed a spot. In third year students are genereally in their studio spaces more and show more respect when it comes to this.

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

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    • Nightlife

      I found that a lot of this first year covered basics that u had been striving to understand prior to my uni arrival. I...

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      2016, 1st year, Applied Criminology

      Nightlife

      I found that a lot of this first year covered basics that u had been striving to understand prior to my uni arrival. I definitely became relaxed about wider reading and occasionally missing lectures because it was all things I'd already done at a level and I knew I could afford to miss it to a certain extent. This also made me feel annoyed about paying 9k for this first year considering I was doing things I'd already been taught for free and seemed to have significantly less hours a week than most of my peers however I do understand its essential to get everyone in the cohort to the same baseline level before the marks start to count

      2016, 1st year, Applied Criminology

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    • Nightlife

      Timetabling problems in the first and second year was bad, but it's mostly sorted out now. Sometimes room clashes are a problem

      2016, 3rd year, Photography

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    • Everyday expenses

      Halls (the student village) is expensive, this used up all of my student finance so didn't have any money left for food. Had to...

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      2013, 1st year, Aerospace Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Halls (the student village) is expensive, this used up all of my student finance so didn't have any money left for food. Had to get my parents to help me out. Think carefully about the amount of loan you are getting and the accommodation that you can afford. Also think about looking for a part-time job as soon as you get to uni, as during the year all the 'good ones' have gone.

      2013, 1st year, Aerospace Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Facilities are good, gym etc

      2013, 3rd year, Accountancy

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    • The downside

      Dealing with lecturer absences could be better

      2012, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering

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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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