University of the West of England, Bristol

Review Breakdown

Campus / University Buildings
Learning Facilities
Sports Facilities
Student Union
Career Services
Organisation

Reviews

Anonymous

In my final year I can say I am dreading leaving Uwe behind. Amazing university all round. I would say that students should be told to stay clear of black pear lettings when looking for housing in second and third years. They made my second year very stressful and I would have liked to know how bad they are

Anonymous

3rd year accounting and finance In general I like the structure of my course, staff are super friendly and helpful. The uni has lots of days with employers, careers fairs which we are all encouraged to go to. Additional support with applying for jobs and writing CV e.g. Careers Toolkit. This all helped me to look into more career prospects and developed a more detailed understanding of my subject, However, I believe contact hours aren't enough in third year and timetables need better organisation. Huge gaps or too man lectures/tutorials back to back.

Anonymous

I have really enjoyed studying at the UWE so far. The business school, where most of my classes are, is spaceous and modern.

Anonymous

Absolutely loving uni life! Thoroughly enjoy my student halls and am so thankful that i opted to stay on campus as it makes life much easier!! My course is also so interesting

Anonymous

The Bower Ashton campus is a good campus and the facilities are very good. The staff are friendly and qualified and make learning fun and interactive.

Anonymous

Everyone is very helpful, the university is focused on helping students in whatever they need. The students union is also a very helpful organisation.

Anonymous

The learning facilities are excellent as well as the lecturers. The library is open 24hrs. The campus is huge and even has club night on Tuesdays. What more could you ask for?

Anonymous

I think the University is a great social hub and I'm currently enjoying my studies. The campus and my living halls are modernised and fit with superb amenities. The student union offers great food at a cheap price and also activities for all.

Anonymous

The main campus (Frenchay) has a very modern new business block, with high quality facilities for your academic learning.

Anonymous

I enjoy studying at the university of the West. The lecturing staff are great and always ready to answer questions

Anonymous

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying at UWE. I am in my third year of study on a psychology course. All the content is current and interesting with lecturers and tutors on hand to always help you and engage you in great discussions. There is a real push to do a placement on this course which is also really beneficial for the CV. The campus is always being updated and is has a great feel. There is a real push for sustainability which is advertised everywhere. I have regular contact with the students union but I am also aware there are struggles and arguments between the presidents which can sometimes create a difficult political atmosphere. However, I do not feel this has negatively impacted my experience overall.

Anonymous

Fucking sick mate you should definitely go here full of very nice people who know how to have a good time

Anonymous

Loads of help available as well as the library is super useful for studies. Heart team and the lecturers spend a lot of time helping students out in every need of theirs. People feel safe and valued. Library support is amazing as well as their careers opportunities.

Anonymous

I believe UWE Bristol provides pathways of Student into careers that is of benefit. The opportunity that this uni provides is non discriminatory. Student union provides a safe hun for the student to stay in between lectures

Anonymous

Brilliant friendly helpful staff, plenty of options for food ranging from buffet to sit down meal. Student union well trained staff and well priced food and drinks with a few opportunities to have a club night in the student union. Great services to help out if there is any troubles that you are facing with mental health, money anything you can think of there's someone there to help you out

Anonymous

Good for work experience, sports centre is excellent. Not a bad university to do a masters in. Campus is new, and you are surrounded by similar minded people.

Anonymous

The campus has been recently refurbished in some areas which has really improved certain classrooms. The interactive facilities for health care students are excellent. The library and the staff are fantastic

Anonymous

UWE frenchay campus has a brilliant library, with different levels depending on what you are there for. The group study level is brilliant, it has secluded class rooms to work on group projects as well as plenty of computers. There is a section of the library where the computers have to be booked to be used. This is obviously good as you can reserve a place so you have a gauranteed study spot. However, the hire time is only 90 minutes, which in reality is not much time when you're completing an assignment. My course, English language and linguistics, has so far been generally enjoyable. A couple of the first year modules were quite dry and boring, with little interesting content. However, the second year content is much more interesting but of course much harder! Some of the lecturers do not put the lecture slides onto blackboard, meaning unless you attend you miss out on content. This is a real nuisance, as it means there is nothing to go back to for revision purposes during exam season. They also go through the slides too fast, inevitably resulting in people missing out content from the slides. Therefore, even people attending the lectures still miss out on valuable information. In first year, there was little advice or coaching on how to reference and how to write different types of essays. This was difficult as prior to uni, I had never needed to reference before or never wrote a literature review. The support of our assigned tutors can be useful to visit if you have any questions. They support you both academically or generally if you have any worries or queries about uni life. As the course is such a small department, it is much easier to request 1 to 1 time than some of the other larger courses with more students. In the first year I found the SU to be an enjoyable place to hang out with friends, with some of their freshers week events being really fun and entertaining. However, the few times I have been this year it has not been as 'lively' and seems to have lost its atmosphere. Overall, I would recommend UWE to potential students. As it is a campus uni, the furthest first years will have to travel to a lecture is less than a 5 minute walk. There is lots of student properties in the surrounding housing estates too which means throughout your uni experience you can be a matter of minutes away from your lecture halls. Most people I talk to at the university have generally positive comments and experiences and I know that this is certainly not the case with all universities. Although it is not as easy to access the nightlife as it's not located in the city centre, the university itself provides a great service.

Anonymous

Overall a decent university. The campus could look more lively as of right now because the buildings are quite grey and dark brown. The library building is great, food provided for students is adequate as well.

Anonymous

I go to Hartpury university, part of uwe. The campus is beautifully put together with lots of clubs to attend. I have enjoyed my time here and the lecturers really do care.

Anonymous

Infrastructure of the university is great. With hi-tech classrooms. Various services for students. Lots of open space.

Anonymous

Courses are very well organised and structured. Very helpful lecturers always ready to give extra time to assist students. Very strong extra curricular activities to help cultivate a good CV through your time at university

Anonymous

Small campus in Gloucester, but comfortable for us! Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided. Lecture rooms are nice and small but not too small for our cohort.

Anonymous

UWE's campus is large yet inviting, providing ample opportunity to use their many up-to-date facilities for student need. Being able to access so many different shops, food vendors and printing services helps a lot with my architectural studies. I'm very grateful for UWE's care for their student body.

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