University of the West of England
The University of the West of England (UWE) is one of Britain's most popular universities, with around 30,000 students and 3,000 staff and is the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England. Students come to UWE from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 140 countries worldwide.
UWE 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, they also have an Associate Faculty in Hartpury, Gloucester and regional education centres in Bath, Gloucester and Swindon. The University is continually developing, and a massive £200m is currently being invested in new facilities which has so far included a new Student Village and Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus and the purchase of development land on the neighbouring Hewlett Packard site to create a true 21st century campus.
The University offers more than 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course levels and prides itself on consistently high assessment scores for teaching quality. UWE's focus on partnerships and links with major employers and a unique Graduate Development Programme bridges the employability gap, offering opportunities for students to get real world experience and develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.
UWE has an active research community which 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 region.