Accreditation. Debates and work ready. You get much more than just a degree with UWE Bristol. You get a 360-degree experience. Our A to Z Guide showcases why it’s great to study Business and Management here with us.
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When you choose your degree, you want to make sure it prepares you for the world of work. Which is why we partner with all kinds of professional bodies. ACCA. AIA. CIMA. CIM. CIPD. CMI. EPAS. ICAEW. ILM.
These bodies accredit a variety of our courses to make sure we meet the future talent needs of professions that range from accounting, management and HR to finance, economics and marketing.
Green City. Business City. Vibrant City. Cycling City. The Ultimate Student City. The rich mix of culture, heritage, shopping, sport, business and leisure makes Bristol a great place to live, work and study.
And we've the accolades to prove it. Best city to live in Britain – The Sunday Times. Smart City Laboratory. World Resilient City – The RockefellerFoundation.
Our strategic links differentiate our academic activities and enhance the global reputation, health, sustainability and prosperity of the University, Bristol and our wider region. Big industry names like PwC, Grant Thornton, Stuff Advertising and Bray Leino help us to shape and create our courses to meet future talent needs.
For example, we've recently collaborated with Bristol City Community Trust and launched a new degree in Sports Business Entrepreneurship, with students based at Bristol City Football Club, being mentored by industry experts.
Here, you won't just soak up knowledge like a sponge. You'll challenge. You'll debate hot industry topics. And you'll develop your communication, presentation and networking skills, too.
This really sets our graduates apart as they have the confidence to hit the ground running in the workplace and make a big impact as part of the team from day one. You'll understand the theory and know how to put it into practice.
We help our students to get their start-up ideas up and running with funding, support, desk space and our own in-house crowdfunding platform.
Our Team Entrepreneurship course gets students business ready, as teams run companies together. Based in high-tech hubs, not classrooms, they compete for projects, grow networks, build skills and generate profits.
If you're not sure which degree you want to study or don't think you'll get the grades you need – you can start your journey at Bristol Business School on a Foundation Year.
You can begin on a general business foundation course, gaining an insight into a variety of different business areas while preparing for your degree.
Big employers look for students with global experience. Which is why we work with Erasmus, Go Global, Study Abroad and more to provide our students with opportunities to see the world, build a great CV and study, work, teach and volunteer abroad.
You could learn about international business with our partners in places like Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and Ohio. Or you could find yourself growing in confidence and broadening your horizons on the other side of the world.
We're very proud of our reputation for student employability. 93%* of our graduates start professional jobs immediately after graduation, compared to a national figure of 67%.
The number of our graduates in employment within six months of graduation has been consistently ahead of the marketplace. Ready and able, our graduates go onto all kinds of careers from finance, HR and marketing to purchasing and project management. *2014/15 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE)
You won't be taught by just anyone. Our inspirational lecturers and course leaders are experts in their field. Informed, up to date and at the cutting-edge of research, they have their fingers on the pulse of the latest business knowledge and developments.
Passionate about the world of business, they enhance our learning experience with case studies. Their links with the real world enable us to tap into placements with their network of business and commercial partners to provide students with help, advice and support.
95% of our Business Management and 98% of our Accounting, Economics & Finance students go on to employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Going on to enjoy careers in all kinds of fields from accountancy and government to football and new business start-ups.
They have lots of great stories to tell. As Sponsorship and Events Manager at Arsenal, Matt travels around the world with the team organising events. After studying Economics here, Simon went into banking and set up Santander Universities, supporting thousands of students and graduates across the UK.
We believe in the power of educational partnerships. So we've forged strong relationships with institutions around the world to provide our students with global perspectives and exchange opportunities.
Based in different cities around the world, our global network of partners empowers us all to exchange knowledge, understand different business cultures, gain new insight and build international networks.
We think we've created one of the best places to learn about business. We've got innovative spaces to encourage collaboration, and formal and informal learning. We inspire active learning to develop practical skills.
And we believe in case study-led teaching, so you can learn from the best in the business. We also embrace pluralism to help you debate complex questions, form opinions and look at things from different views and perspectives.
We don't believe in pigeonholing our students or working in isolation. So you'll enjoy opportunities to gain wide-ranging knowledge of the world of business.
Accountants need to be able to manage. And managers need to know about accounts. So here, different subjects and experts come together.
Stocks. Shares. Buying. Selling. Trading rooms are fast-paced, high-energy places to be. So, to make sure our students are fully prepared we've built our very own cutting-edge financial trading room.
Built around the Bloomberg Professional Service, it uses the same tech as the big investment banks to put all kinds of global financial data, news and info at your fingertips. It's state-of-the-art learning at its best for future bulls, bears and wolves.
We'll open up new doors and all kinds of career opportunities for you by providing you with the skills and attributes today's employers look for. We're passionate about making sure our graduates are work-ready from day one.
Our teaching enables you to walk out of the door after three years with a relevant job to go to. We give our students the confidence to solve problems, challenge others and bring new ideas to the table.
Promoting innovation and collaboration, our research centres develop theoretical and evidence-based research to meet the practical needs of businesses and communities.
We integrate our cutting-edge research into our research-led teaching and blend it with active learning, case studies and real-world consultancy, so our students know the latest theories and how to implement them.
"My time at UWE Bristol paved the way for the journey I am really only at the beginning of and it is hard to imagine where I would be now if I hadn't invested in this experience." Adam Newton, International Business Studies, graduated 2012.
You can read and hear more by watching our videos and reading our student and alumni stories.
Pro Bono isn't just for lawyers. It works for the world of business too. Supported and supervised by our team, our students gain real-world experience advising businesses about different areas.
Last year, five of our students spent two months working alongside local company Pitchmark. They produced a detailed report that influenced their expansion plans and highlighted how they could improve their business and grow their brand.
Sports and societies
There's much more to university life than studying. Our buzzing campus is alive with fun activities and home to excellent facilities. We've purpose-built accommodation and a £5.5 million state-of-the-art sports complex.
And whatever your passions and interests, our Students' Union has all sorts of sports, societies and clubs you can get involved with. Football. Archery. Cheerleading. Quidditch. Windsurfing. Performing Arts. Volunteering. At UWE Bristol you can have fun, study hard and make friends for life.
What's it like to be a business leader? You can find out by listening to some of the biggest names in the industry.
The Bristol Distinguished Address Series of free public talks means you can hear from CEOs and entrepreneurs from organisations like Cisco, Airbus and the Bank of England.
At UWE Bristol you'll be part of a vibrant and supportive learning community of over 30,000 staff and students at one of Britain's most popular universities. You'll have your own personal tutor to support your academic development.
We also offer peer-assisted learning where you can be supported by and share ideas and experiences with a fellow student who will help you adjust to uni life. Our support is one of the reasons why we're flying high in the league tables with The Guardian ranking us in the top 70 UK universities.
New tech gives global businesses the edge in a fast-paced world. Apps. Wi-Fi virtual conferencing. Here, you'll benefit from innovative teaching methods, fantastic computer facilities and business software.
Not to mention our Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) spaces. Bristol Business School is Wi-Fi friendly, so you can also plug in your own laptop and devices and hook up to our wireless network to study where you study the best.
Beyond real-life consultancy projects, we offer all of our students a variety of real-world opportunities, so you're ready and able to realise your full potential. Our strong industry links have seen our students go on internships and sandwich placements with the likes of Intel, Nike, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Porsche, Warner Bros, Airbus and L'Oréal.
You could spend a few days, weeks or a summer-long internship putting your skills into action. Or you could enjoy a sandwich placement and spend a whole university year working as part of the team at a leading blue chip organisation.
X-Block is our new space in our amazing new £55m landmark Business School. Designed with the help of students and colleagues to provide the ideal learning environment, it's our new home at the heart of our buzzing Frenchay Campus offering wall-to-wall world-class facilities and modern lecture theatres, our Bloomberg trading room and Atrium café.
Our personal approach really makes Bristol Business School stand out. At UWE Bristol, you won't be just a number. We generally have smaller groups (we don't believe in teaching en masse), which gives you the opportunity to have more contact time with your lecturers.
As they are experts in their field and many currently work in industry or have professional experience, they can provide you with inspiration, support and a great insight into the world of business.
Why wait to become an entrepreneur when you can launch your own start-up company at UWE Bristol with our ground-breaking Team Entrepreneurship course?
Thanks to a new kind of degree course, our students can gain practical experience of everything from marketing and PR to events and budgets, so they've the confidence to launch and run their own business ventures straightaway. Our graduates have gone on to set up all kinds of companies.
Download your own copy of the A to Z Bristol Business School Guide.