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

Student life

Bristol is full of hidden treasures: with a rich history, vibrant culture and neighbouring countryside, it is a perfect place to live and study. The city was also voted Britain's smiliest city. Home to one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts (Arnolfini), the UK's oldest working theatre (Bristol Old Vic) and Britain's foremost centre for film, photography and new media (Watershed), the arts are healthier than ever in Bristol. Whether you want a relaxing day out or yearn after something more adventurous, Bristol has much to offer.


From mountain biking in the vast open spaces and woodland trails of Ashton Court Estate, to taking a relaxing trip along Bristol's floating harbour with the Bristol Ferry Boat Company, there is something for everyone.


The Students' Union plays a vital role in UWE Bristol life. As well as representing students and organising sports, societies and entertainment, they provide some fantastic facilities for UWE Bristol students to enjoy. The Students’ Union also has

  • Students’ Union bar: Good food and coffee during the day, a relaxing drink after lectures or partying into the night.
  • Students’ Union shops: The UWESU is on hand to provide top quality products at reasonable prices with the convenience of on-campus shopping.
  • Students’ Union media: Western Eye Newspaper, Westworld magazine and Hub Radio cover news, views and culture, as well as providing a voice for UWE students.


The Students’ Union clubs, societies and organised activities are a brilliant way of meeting new people, getting the most out of university, and above all, having a great time whether you’re at a formal black tie event or trying your hand at skydiving.


There are over 40 societies to choose from including Dance, Engineering, People and Planet, Live Music, Gaming, Comets Cheerleaders and much more. The UWE Symphony Orchestra and Singers perform large-scale works regularly in Bristol Cathedral and the Colston Hall; while the Showstoppers perform hit songs from musicals and Sound of Soul take on hits from the last five decades. You can develop your drama skills in productions directed by a professional, or take part in our annual musical. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, from lighting and sound to taking the leading role! Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and it looks great on your CV. We also offer a range of volunteering opportunities from one-off Community Action Days to longer term commitments.

Accommodation

UWE Bristol has a range of accommodation options available to students. Course and campus will determine which accommodation options are available. Accommodation options include student villages on various campuses of UWE Bristol as well as options of living right in the City Centre and UWE Homes (in houses located in residential areas of Bristol).


The university guarantees accommodation to all new undergraduate, as well as all international students who are applying to study at a UWE Bristol campus.

Career services

The Careers Service at UWE Bristol provides a specific programme of careers advice and events for international students during your time at the university; including guidance interviews, workshops, careers fairs and work placement opportunities.


Areas of help include advice on writing CVs, where to find graduate opportunities in the UK and overseas, and how to get work experience.

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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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Location

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