University of the West of England

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of the West of England, Bristol is a public research university located in the south-western port city of Bristol.

Three campuses house the university's teaching facilities, all within easy reach of the city centre. Students have access to a range of modern and historic buildings.

The university holds a TEF Gold Award. It is ranked 21st in the UK in The Guardian's University Rankings.



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Campus Life

With accommodation available for students at all four campuses, there's no shortage of choice. The Frenchay Campus is just four miles north of the city centre and is where most students live and study, taking advantage of newly-built facilities.

City Campus is the university's creative and cultural hub. Glenside Campus alternatively is a picturesque and well-equipped home to health, nursery and midwifery students. Finally, Gloucester Campus can be found amongst the rugged industrial architecture of the Alexandra Warehouse at Gloucester Docks.

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the largest of its kind in Europe, is located on the Frenchay Campus. Moreover, the university's large-scale investment into its facilities can be seen it the Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School, as well as the International College, Bower Ashton Studios, and specialist facilities at the Glenside Campus.

Student life

Bristol is a vibrant city in the south-west of England and known for its thriving nightlife, culture and stunning architecture. The Students' Union is based at the Frenchay Campus and is home to a bar, coffee shop and convenience stores for students. It manages a range of societies, clubs, volunteering opportunities and faith groups on campus. 

With over 160 societies and sports clubs, from football to pole fitness and Quidditch, there's plenty to choose from!


Bear Grylls (adventurer), Richard Long (sculptor), Lady Davina Lewis (member of the British Royal Family), Russell Howard (comedian), Miranda Hart (comedian), Lee Chee Leong (politician), Myles Jackman (lawyer), CY Leung (former Chief Executive of Hong Kong)

31877 Students
31877 Students

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