University of the West of England

The University of the West of England (UWE) is a modern, growing university in the thriving city of Bristol. UWE is one of Britain's most popular universities, with more than 30,000 students and 3,000 staff and is the largest provider of higher education in the south west of England.

The University has four campuses in and around Bristol encompassing 9 faculties and teaching more than 600 degree programmes across a wide range of disciplines. In addition, we also have an Associate Faculty in Gloucestershire and regional centres in Bath, Gloucestershire and Swindon. With a massive £200m currently being invested in new facilities, including a new student village and sports hall, Bristol UWE looks set to continue building on its strengths.

The University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course programmes to a diverse student community. Students come to Bristol UWE from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 50 countries worldwide. About one third of all full-time students come from schools and colleges in the West and South West of England.

UWE has a history of providing high-quality education and training to students, achieving consistently high assessment scores for teaching quality. The University's strong links with major employers brings visiting lecturers to share their professional experience and provides excellent placement opportunities. The University is justifiably proud of giving its students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.

In parallel with the traditional values of academic excellence, the University is committed to using academic knowledge and skills to find practical solutions to problems. Our research community makes a significant contribution to advances in industry, commerce, public services and the professions, both nationally and internationally. Through the breadth and quality of its teaching and research, and by providing expertise for businesses, UWE makes a major contribution to the social and economic development of Bristol and the West of England.

Fundamental to all the University's activities is the way it interacts with its partners. In close collaboration with regional schools and colleges, UWE's impressive widening participation activity reflects the diversity of the local population. Research, student placements and support for development of new enterprise exemplify our close relationship with the business community.