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University of the West of England Bristol

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Guardian Rank
601-800
Times Rank
58
Sunday Times Rank
Brief

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university located in Bristol, England, which was granted university status in 1992. Together with the University of Bristol and the University of Bath, it can trace its origins to the Merchant Venturers ‘ Technical College, founded as a school in 1595 by the Merchant Venturers ‘ Society.
The university is ranked among the top 25 higher education institutions in England for their career prospects. Recent figures show that 96 percent of recent graduates are in employment or further education, with 78 percent in professional roles. Last year, the university celebrated its highest level of student satisfaction, with 87 percent of students showing that they were happy with the quality of their course.

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The University of the West of England, Bristol situated in and around Bristol, is made up of several campuses in the Greater Bristol. The Frenchay Campus is the main campus in terms of student numbers, since most of the classes are based there. The university is affiliated with the Bristol Old Vic Theater School and validates the higher education programs. The City Campus is made up of Bower Ashton Productions, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed, and offers courses in the music and entertainment industries. The Frenchay Campus and the Glenside Campus is home to most of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, with a cohort of Adult Nursing based at the Gloucester Campus. The Hartpury Campus provides training in animal science, sport, equine, agriculture and conservation.

Alumni
  • Angellica Bell – BBC Politics, TV and Radio Presenter
  • Helen Blaby – BBC radio reporter, newspaper columnist
  • Ian Cognito – comedian
  • Seyi Rhodes – television presenter and investigative journalist
  • When you are in Bristol, All you need to do is inquire. From gyms and food to clothing, events and council tax-make most of the student card. You're not going to get deals like that again.
  • The hot air balloon is a classic Bristol icon. Cameron Balloons in Bedminster is the hottest balloon in the world. Bristol even has a festival of his own to celebrate them.
  • Bristolians are popular for wanting to do things our own way, so Bristol Pound was introduced in 2012. Designed to keep money in the local economy, it has enjoyed a gritty success in sustaining local trade since then.
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