Students sitting outside The Students' Union at UWE

Student and staff numbers

With over 28,000 students and 3,000 staff, UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.


Figures for 2015/16 academic year.*

Total student numbers

Part time/full time Number
Part time 7,085
Full time/sandwich 21,594
Total 28,679


Status Number
Undergraduate 21,941
Postgraduate Taught 6,244
Postgraduate Research 494
Total 28,679

International students

Origin Number
EU 1,057
Overseas 2,960
Total 4,017

*Data reflects students that fully enrolled in 2015/16 and includes all years and levels of study, all income statuses and all modes of attendance.

* Data also excludes partnership institutions (except Hartpury).


Figures correct at 31 December 2016.*

Post Number
Lecturing 1,503
Dedicated research 166
Administration 1,407
Technical 291
Manual 243
Senior management 82
Total 3,692

* Data excludes temporary staff from the Temporary Staff Unit.

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