Bristol, University of the West of England


  • Location: City

Student life

Clubs & Societies: UWE Bristol has over 40 clubs, including team and individual sports, ranging from netball and football to sub-aqua and gliding. Get involved to represent the UWE Bristol, socialise with like-minded people and make new friends.

Accommodation: We want you to feel at home from day one, and that’s why we have a range of accommodation on offer, both on and off campus. With 900 new student rooms on our main campus, we’re sure you’ll find something that’s right for you.

SU: The Students’ Union is the heart of UWE Bristol’s student community, democratically elected to ensure the student voice is heard at every level of the institution. It’s also the University’s social hub, with a great selection of bars, clubs and restaurants.

City life: Best city to live in. Best place to live outside London for under 25s. Greenest city. Most artistic city. Bristol is a city that keeps topping the polls and it’s harder to think of a better city in the UK to study, live and work in.

Visit Bristol, University of the West of England to see what life is like on campus.

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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What's it like to live in Bristol?
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Where city and greenery combine in a distinctive hub of alternative culture, bold Bristol is home to a diverse and creative community.

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Campus and facilities

Spread over three campuses, all just a short journey from one another, each site offers something unique. In recent years, we've invested £300 million into our state-of-the-art facilities. Creating the most effective and empowering setting for our students and people to discover their potential.

Course locations

Main Site

Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1QY

Bristol City Football Club, Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ

City of Bristol College

Ashley Down, Bristol, BS7 9BU

Glenside Campus

Glenside, Bristol, BS16 1DD

City Campus

Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA


Bush House, Floors 3, 4 & 5, Bristol, BS1 4QD

Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY

Gloucestershire College

Cheltenham Campus, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 7SJ