Issue date: 03 June 2014
The University of the West of the England (UWE Bristol) has jumped fifteen places in the Guardian University Guide. It is now in the top 50 UK universities for the first time, and comes top in England for added value according to figures published today. UWE's results were boosted by the university's strong showing in graduate employment figures.
“It is particularly pleasing to do well in terms of added value since the University places an emphasis on the additional assistance it provides students to do well whether it is the largest university paid internship scheme, our personal tutors or having over 1,000 students helping other students in our Peer Assisted Learning scheme," says Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West.
“All of our students are encouraged to make the most of their time at the University by participating in work placements, internships and volunteering. UWE Bristol's careers and employability service is the best in the country.”
UWE ranks 49 in the 2015 Guardian University league tables, up 15 places from last year's position of 64th.
Improved student satisfaction results this year, higher tariff on entry and high employability levels have all propelled UWE up the table.
Earlier this year UWE Bristol won the prestigious National Undergraduate Employability Award 2014 for Best University Careers/Employability Service. This was in recognition of the outstanding contributions made in helping students make the most of work experience opportunities. The University also won significant recognition as the 8th best in the UK for getting a job in a Daily Telegraph survey.