Ranking and reputation

We have plenty to be proud about at UWE Bristol as you can see from the facts below. Our Strategy 2020 has mapped out our journey to enhance learning and teaching, employabilitycampus developments and research with impact to 2020 and beyond.

  • 88% student satisfaction88% student satisfaction Excellent National Student Survey results mean we are the top university in the South West for student satisfaction. See the NSS press release.
  • 78.1% professional or managerial graduates78.1% in professional or managerial roles The DLHE survey* shows the value of a UWE Bristol degree in kick starting a career.
  • Over 95% in work or further study after 6 months95.1% in work or further study after 6 months The DLHE survey* shows we are consistently ahead of the sector for employability. See subject area results.
  • Climbed 16 places in Guardian League TableClimbed 16 places in Guardian League Table We are now joint 52nd overall and in the top 20 for student experience with feedback. See the league table.
  • Bristol voted best place to live in the UKBristol judged number one place to live Bristol comes top in the Best Places to Live 2017 survey by The Sunday Times. See the full article.
  • Climbed 3 places in Times Good University GuideClimbed three places in Times Good University Guide 2017 We are now 57th and best in the South West for student satisfaction.
  • Silver rating in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)Silver rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)** An award that means we significantly and consistently exceed the baseline quality threshold. See the TEF press release.
  • World leading reserach increased by 170% in latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)World leading research up by over 170% in REF*** Our research has resulted in real benefits to the economy and society as well as increasing academic knowledge. Read more about REF 2014.
  • Over £300 million spent improving facilitiesOver £300 million invested in new facilities up to 2020 Incredible new facilities continue to be developed across all of our main campuses.
  • Over 9200 placements undertakenOver 9,200 work placements undertaken Which translates into an incredible number of opportunities for our students to experience the workplace.
  • Over 6000 positions advertised by over 2000 organisationsOver 6,000 positions advertised at UWE Bristol Each from one of over 2,000 reputable organisations looking for talent to fill placements, jobs or internships.
  • A connected network of 250000 alumni250,000 strong alumni network A quarter of a million connected active alumni to share with and learn from.

* HESA Destinations of Leavers for Higher Education Survey (DLHE), published 2017
** Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published by HEFCE 2017
*** Research Excellence Framework (REF), published by HEFCE 2014

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