UWE Bristol bucks national university application trends

Issue date: 13 July 2017

UWE Students' Union at Frenchay Campus

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is bucking national application trends. Today UCAS has announced that there has been an overall drop in applications to UK universities of -4% from UK applicants and -5% from international applicants.

UWE Bristol applications are currently 10% up on the same time last year.

Jo Midgley, Pro Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, said, “It's great to see that UWE Bristol is appealing to greater numbers of applicants and that we are bucking the trend nationally.

“The University has invested over £300 million in buildings, facilities and infrastructure to ensure that our students can thrive in an inspirational learning environment.

“We have nurtured partnerships with thousands of external organisations and businesses and we listen to our partners when we design our courses so that we can integrate the skills needed in the real world so our students are work ready when they graduate.”

UWE Bristol recently opened a £50 million state of the art building for the Bristol Business School that will transform how students are taught. The investment programme has extended to all sites and this September a new building will open at the Bower Ashton Campus that will include new animation studios.

Last week UWE Bristol came out top in the West for employability of graduates six months following graduation according to the latest Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) figures.

Professor Steve West, UWE Bristol President and Vice-Chancellor, said, “We are delighted to see that our hard work and investment is paying off. We are committed to ensuring that our students get the best chance of succeeding whilst enjoying the best city in the UK.”

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