Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)
Bristol| South West England
Ucas code: B80
What students say about this university1257 comments (317 students)
The university is very clean and well presented - there are new buildings and improvements are always being made. The lecturers...
The university is very clean and well presented - there are new buildings and improvements are always being made. The lecturers are very friendly and the courses are structured well with relevant modules. I have had extra requirements for exams that have always been met to suit me.×
The staff is really friendly and try to help students as best as they can. Academic study also exceeded my expectations. It is...
The staff is really friendly and try to help students as best as they can. Academic study also exceeded my expectations. It is definately worth your money because the uni is well connected and give many opportunities.×
lecturers are brilliant, they work as a great team and bring out different areas in your thinking and help you create your own...
lecturers are brilliant, they work as a great team and bring out different areas in your thinking and help you create your own approach to the work×
Don't underestimate how convenient it is living on campus.Report
I have no knowledge of the accomodation available at Frenchay, the main campus, but the flats in Glenside are very nice even...
I have no knowledge of the accomodation available at Frenchay, the main campus, but the flats in Glenside are very nice even though from what I've heard they are quite expensive! I would definitely recommend living on campus in your first year though as it is an invaluable way to meet new friends and housemates for the next two years. Everyone I know that has lived in private rented accomodation in their first year has felt a bit out of the loop. In your second and third years however there is a lot of private rented student accomodation available in close proximity to the campuses and further afield if you would rather live closer to town where the nightlife is better!×
Although the Frenchay accommodation may not seem the prettiest ever, particularly when being compared with the colleges in...
Although the Frenchay accommodation may not seem the prettiest ever, particularly when being compared with the colleges in Oxford for instance, but it is hugely convenient given that it is on the main campus and the rooms are of a decent size. I think it is quite expensive but most of the accommodation seemed expensive to me. The Hollies is close to Glenside campus so is useful for Health and Life Science students but I mostly heard bad things about loud parties (great if you're into it, not so much if you have coursework to do or have had a long day!) and there were frequently broken facilities such as the internet which were not fixed quickly and little communication was made by Accommodation Services. Unite Housing in the centre of Bristol is not as convenient as living on campuses but if you get a 14 bus or a 12 (NOT a 13!) you can be guaranteed regular, speedy travel between your flat and your lectures. The rooms are decent and being in the centre of the city is a great opportunity for going out and exploring all the different clubs, cafes, parks and more. St Matthias is where I've lived and I've hated it. However, most of the other residents seemed to love being there. I chose it because it was beautiful, small and had a college-like feel. I hoped that it would be quiet because it was small, and that I would be able to develop good friendships with my flatmates, and I liked that it was an arts-based campus so I would increase my opportunity to socialise with students other than those on my course. The size of the halls made no difference to how noisy it was given how inconsiderate my flatmates were and how disinterested the wardens and accommodation services were to get involved when I had been kept up for weeks on end during an intense coursework period. The buildings are not those advertised for the St Matts campus, and though I was pleased with the size of my room and having an en suite, I found I was constantly cold because of the single-glazed windows and poor heating. The internet would frequently stop working and we would be given no communication as to when it would be available again. It was also HUGELY inconvenient to get to Frenchay campus for my lectures and labs because the number 13 bus is either late, doesn't show up, or shows up full and doesn't let you on. Based on my accommodation, I would have said that I had one of the worst first years at university possible, but the great features of my course, the other friends I made, and the opportunities provided by staff and the students' union, and available in Bristol, meant that I have managed to enjoy it thoroughly.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction88%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students27,715
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate76%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time26%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature21%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK13%
of students here are from outside the UK
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