How Students At University of West England (UWE) Stay In The Forefront of Innovation

The University of the West of England (UWE) is a public university located in Bristol, England. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a variety of disciplines. It is ranked 24th out of 121 UK institutions in the The Guardian University Guide, 2023.

The courses of UWE are divided into its 3 colleges:

  1. College of Arts, Technology and Environment – Supporting over 6,000 students and 450 staff members, the most popular courses are delivered here, ranging from architecture, engineering, computer science, games technology, mathematics, fashion, film making, animation, journalism and media communications.
  1. College of Business and Law – UWE’s is well known for its law courses, reflected through its £55 million Law School that was purpose built to provide real-world simulated spaces for practice-led learning and collaboration. Facilities include mock courtrooms, used by the Western Circuit, Civil Justice Centre and Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Business students also share the same building facilities including the Bloomberg city trading room and Team Entrepreneurship Hub.
  1. College of Health, Science and Society – Over 8,000 aspiring students are pursuing studies in nursing, physiotherapy, early childhood education, bioscience, environmental science, forensic science,  psychology, criminology, politics and international relations, just to name a few.

UWE maintains a strong and well-funded body of research programmes that focuses on four (4) major themes: 

  • Digital Futures – robotics, artificial intelligence, advanced engineering,  industrial digitalisation, future mobile communications, data science and cyber security. 
  • Health and Wellbeing – bio-sciences, life sciences, health technologies, and mental health.
  • Creative Industries and Technologies – immersive technologies, design, fabrication and print technologies.
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Resilience – transformative construction and infrastructure design, food security, water management, air quality and future mobility.

International students need not worry as UWE’s Global Student Support Team offers information and advice to ensure students receive all the support needed. The team handles end-to-end experience from the time of arrival to adapting in the new environment including airport transfers, student orientations, intercultural workshops, city tours and many more.

In summary, UWE has many study pathways to offer with strong research programmes to support the relevance and innovation of the courses that students enrol into. Like many other top ranking university, it has a strong international student community and support.