University of the West of England
Address: Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY
Telephone: 0117 965 6261
Vice Chancellor: Professor Steven West
UWE has well over 1,000 developed partnerships from Aardman to the World Health Organisation, from North America to Vietnam, which it uses to the benefit of its students, research and knowledge exchange activities.
The 6th largest university in terms of its 30,000 degree students and the largest provider of postgraduate education in the South-West, UWE has doubled the size of its main campus through a deal with HP. The university is the winner of the Exel Widening Participation University of the Year, through delivering an annual outreach programme to 10,000 pupils and 20,000 volunteering hours.
A third of research is world leading/internationally excellent and regularly a top new university for successful research applications. UWE runs a unique Graduate Development Programme to improve the employability skills of students giving them consistently high employment.
Recent news from University of the West of England
1 January: Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013
UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won …
1 January: UWE Bristol student finalist in ID Magazine 'Diversity Now' competition
A Fashion student from UWE Bristol has won a place in the finals of a prestigious competition run by ID Magazine called 'Diversity Now'.Nicole McCartney created a fashion illustration using an …
1 January: Project Zulu brings South African Township children's choir to the West
The vibrant sounds of a primary school choir from Kwazulu-Natal will bring Bristol to life when it tours the West in May and June.Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and …
1 January: UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world'
A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual …
1 January: UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to …
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