UWE Bristol

Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane Bristol, Bristol BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

About the University

University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a modern university that pushes you to develop the skills and knowledge you need for your future career. With over 30,000 students coming from 160+ countries and more than 400 courses on offer, there is something for everyone. 
Based in Bristol, one of the UK’s most thriving and creative cities, you will enjoy the freedom and excitement of living in a big city, but within a safe and supportive campus community.
We have an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships so you can benefit from opportunities to get involved in placements, internships or live projects that equip you with the most in-demand skills, and the kind of mindset that employers want. 
Bristol is just 90 minutes by train to London, and has an airport with flight connections all over Europe

Why the University?
Your future career means the world to us, and that is why everything we do here is focused on preparing you for the real world. We are living in competitive times, where you need the right skills and experience to get the career you want. You want industry-relevant courses? World-class teaching? Work experience? You’ve got it. We will equip you with the skills and mindset employers want, so you will leave us as an adaptable, well-rounded, career-ready graduate.
Don’t just take our word for it – the facts speak for themselves:
• 94% of UWE Bristol international first-degree graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.*
• Top 2 in England for student satisfaction.
(excluding specialist HEIs).**
• UWE Bristol ranked 21st out of 121 UK institutions.***
• Top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021.
• Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) meaning we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
• Top 20 university in the UK for graduate employment prospects.**

The City/Campuses
All our campuses are in Bristol. Welcoming, friendly, multicultural and creative are just a few of the words often used to describe Bristol. Home to around 450,000 people and over 30,000 UWE Bristol students, the city offers a warm welcome to its students.
We love Bristol and we are sure you will too. It is a city full of potential. And it is no surprise that it is always winning awards. Here are just some of our city’s latest achievements:
- ‘Vibrant, diverse, friendly’ – the top three words residents use to describe Bristol in the Quality of Life Survey, 2018.
- ‘The kindest city in the UK’ according to a study by 52 Lives charity in 2019.
- Crowned the ‘Best Culinary Destination’ in the World Food Travel Association: Food Trekking Awards, 2019.

Frenchay Campus
Our main campus and home to our Business, Law, Engineering and Science students. We have a welcoming and friendly student village on Frenchay campus, a vibrant community of nearly 2,000 students. 15 minutes bus ride from the city centre. Here you’ll find our Students Union, 24/7 Library, sports facilities, shops and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. There’s plenty of open space on campus: trails where bees thrive, community gardens, even spots to pick some fresh herbs to throw in your pasta. Just a short walk from campus is Stoke Park Estate, a sprawling historic park that is popular and free to access.

Glenside Campus
Set in picturesque grounds in Fishponds, 15 minutes bus ride from the city centre and home to our allied health, nursing and midwifery students. With a wide range of health and social care disciplines taught under one roof, Glenside Campus is dedicated to health and wellbeing, where students are supported to thrive. Frenchay Campus is only a quick bus ride or 30 minute walk away for a visit to the Students' Union, Centre for Sport and other fantastic facilities.

City Campus
City Campus is UWE Bristol's creative and cultural industries campus made up of city centre sites at Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed. Our quality partnerships underpin learning experiences and provide places where students, staff and industry professionals can share ideas and develop their talents in inspiring locations.


UWE Bristol was formerly known as Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers’ Navigation School back in 1595 and where it gradually changed names, being partly responsible with the creation of some colleges like BCST, and being granted university status.

University Information

School Type:

Established: 1595

Times Ranking: 58

Guardian Ranking: 28

Independent Ranking: 0

Tuition Fee: $ $ $ $

No. of students: 2000-5000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Location Details

Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane Bristol, Bristol BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Bristol

Nearest Airport: Birmingham-UK BHX/London Heathrow LHR

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