University of the West of England

University of the West of England

More than a degree - a 360° experience

UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

Our teaching

With more than 600 courses on offer, at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, we offer a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines. We are well known for the quality of our teaching, and for our student experience as a whole.

“We want our students to become ready and able graduates, who feel confident in their abilities and the part they have to play in the world.” Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor

We’ve built close links with leading employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC to help develop the right content for our courses and to give our students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.

Our research and wider impact

Alongside our teaching, our academics are working on nationally and internationally-renowned research in many interesting areas – from robotics to appearance issues. As well as enriching our teaching, we ensure our research contributes to society and the economy through knowledge exchange, science communication, partnerships and supporting business innovation and growth.

We also play a very active role in our city and wider region, and are seen by many employers and organisations as the ‘go to university’ for graduate recruitment.

Our region

In total, the University is estimated to have generated a gross value added contribution of over £400 million to the West of England’s GDP in 2014/15. This is equivalent to 1.3% of the city-region’s economic output.

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UWE Bristol’s Digital InnovationFund: Now is the time to innovate

In response to Covid-19, UWE Bristol has launched a Digital Innovation Fund to help businesses to innovate during these turbulent times.

Student mental health supported by new technology

Data analytics specialist Solutionpath has signed an agreement with UWE Bristol to help provide insight into how students engage with life on campus.

KTP helps save traditional printing process

UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research has helped Burleigh Pottery optimise printing processes, which has led to dozens of iconic designs being preserved.