Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol | South West England

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

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    • The downside

      They are EXTREMELY unorganised. They don't let you know if workshops are changed or cancelled. The timetable changes all the...

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      2012, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

      The downside

      They are EXTREMELY unorganised. They don't let you know if workshops are changed or cancelled. The timetable changes all the time and they never actually let you know.. very frustrating! Another main issue is the fact you have to pay for EVERYTHING. I was never told before hand but you have tp pay for all your taught sessions. They put on compulsory workshops which can cost anything from 2 to 25 which when your paying 4000 a year is really unfair! I would be gutted if I had paid 10,000 and then had to pay for all the workshops... I would have dropped out! They also put on a lot of compulsory trips to london yet nothing is organised for when you get there. They just let you look around the shops or museums. Not everyone can afford to just aimlessly go there when nothings planned! Complete waste of money!

      2012, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • The downside

      Lecturing

      2013, 3rd year, Financial Reporting

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    • Nightlife

      For heavier music nights bierkeller is a great night out, and they also do theatre productions and music throughout the year....

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      2014, 2nd year, Acting

      Nightlife

      For heavier music nights bierkeller is a great night out, and they also do theatre productions and music throughout the year. Most clubs put on themed nights during the year tailored to a particular music taste - the lanes (bowling club) have an event each month called fat lips. Whetherspoons is always a cheap option for a couple of drinks, and is handy to walk to the clubs from there. There are numerous gay bars/clubs around bristol. Popular student nights include trips to thekla (boat party) and prysm which has a deal with the sports societies meaning cheaper enteries.

      2014, 2nd year, Acting

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    • Academic Experience

      My course is quite an intense one, so my timetable and workload is heavier than that of the majority of my friends on other...

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      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      My course is quite an intense one, so my timetable and workload is heavier than that of the majority of my friends on other courses. The teaching is mainly through smaller seminars, of about 20 students each, with some whole-cohort lectures, but this means that we are always with the same group of people, and we have more opportunity for discussion and practical tasks. My course also involves professional placements throughout the year, growing in duration throughout the course. These are incredibly valuable and where my skills and learning develop most, and the on-campus learning feeds quite well into this. The university have good connections with the settings that we do our professional practice at. I have no exams, but am assessed through written assignments/projects, presentations and placements. We are given written feedback for each of these assessments to use to inform subsequent assessments.

      2013, 2nd year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      There are good transport links from the campus to the city centre and other places of employment, although it's quite tough to...

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      2012, 2nd year, Architecture

      Everyday expenses

      There are good transport links from the campus to the city centre and other places of employment, although it's quite tough to find jobs right now. The careers centre does help massively but most jobs advertised do tend to be unsuitable. There is a large supermarket in walking distance, so the price of food isn't an issue. The cost of rent on campus is high though - way more than average and probably more than the student loan will cover. Travelling in to the city centre and back for a night out is quite expensive as well because of the distance. The student union is relatively cheap but isn't a great night out.

      2012, 2nd year, Architecture

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    • The upside

      The city is lovely and the uni has a lot to offer

      2013, 2nd year, Economic History

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

45%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

76%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Varied union activities

66%

MED

Sporty

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,050

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

55%

of students are female

Young / Mature

19%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

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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