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Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)


Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is a modern, growing university in the thriving harbourside city of Bristol. UWE Bristol is one of Britain's most popular universities. It has around 30,000 students and 3,500 staff which makes it the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England.

Although Bristol, University of the West of England is a modern university, its educational roots date back to the 16th Century. UWE Bristol has a history built on partnerships and collaborations. Over the years UWE Bristol has continued this tradition in order to grow and transform itself to meet the demands of modern day students and higher education teaching. UWE Bristol believes in the power of partnerships. UWE Bristol is at the hub of some truly dynamic and engaging collaborations that have a real impact on the world. The university's goal is to ensure that students have the best student experience possible. The University is proud to have consistently high assessment results for teaching, supported by experts, many of whom are experienced professionals in their specialist field.

Students come to UWE Bristol from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 140 countries worldwide.

UWE Bristol is a multi-site university. It has four campuses in and around Bristol encompassing seventeen departments covering a wide range of disciplines and expertise. In addition, we also have an associate faculty, Hartpury College and a regional education centre, both in Gloucester.

The University is continually developing, with £300m being invested in new facilities, which has so far included a Student Village and Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus and the purchase of land for development on the neighbouring Hewlett Packard site to create a true 21st Century campus.

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Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 117 965 6261

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The city of Bristol is centrally located in the South West of England with good road and rail links to other parts of the UK and an International Airport on the outskirts of Bristol with regular routes to most major European destinations. Bristol is located just 90 minutes from London and just 15 minutes from the neighbouring city of Bath – a world heritage site.

Distances by train:

  • Bath - 15 minutes
  • Cardiff - 47 minutes
  • London - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Plymouth - 2 hours 10 minutes