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Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

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

What students say about this university

Dialog 1257 comments (317 students)
    • The upside

      The university is very clean and well presented - there are new buildings and improvements are always being made. The lecturers...

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      2012, 3rd year, Information Systems

      The upside

      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.

      2012, 3rd year, Information Systems

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    • The upside

      The staff is really friendly and try to help students as best as they can. Academic study also exceeded my expectations. It is...

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      2012, 2nd year, Journalism

      The upside

      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.

      2012, 2nd year, Journalism

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    • The upside

      lecturers are brilliant, they work as a great team and bring out different areas in your thinking and help you create your own...

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      2012, 1st year, Multimedia Design

      The upside

      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

      2012, 1st year, Multimedia Design

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    • Accommodation

      Don't underestimate how convenient it is living on campus.

      2013, 2nd year, Computer Games Programming

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    • Accommodation

      I have no knowledge of the accomodation available at Frenchay, the main campus, but the flats in Glenside are very nice even...

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      2013, 2nd year, Medical Technology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      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!

      2013, 2nd year, Medical Technology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Although the Frenchay accommodation may not seem the prettiest ever, particularly when being compared with the colleges in...

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      2013, 1st year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      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.

      2013, 1st year, Subjects Allied To Medicine 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.

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Creative

57%

MED

Political

45%

MED

Varied union activities

65%

MED

Sporty

66%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 81% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

27,715

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

26%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

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