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Supportive teaching

Choose to study with us and you’ll benefit from a student-centred learning experience that focuses on your personal development as well as your academic success. You’ll receive regular feedback from staff, helping you evaluate your own progress and identify the learning methods that will help you reach your full potential.

Real world focus

Many of our staff are researchers and professional practitioners in specialist fields such as water resources, sustainable tourism, river and coastal engineering, urban regeneration and climate change.

They bring real-life examples into the classroom, challenging existing preconceptions and allowing you to apply your knowledge, and develop critical thinking and debating skills.

We encourage you to get your own experience of real world and industry situations too. From placements and internships with well-established partners to taking on a volunteering role, such as at a city museum or as a school mentor, these opportunities give you invaluable insights and can help you decide which direction to follow beyond your degree. Some courses offer the chance to study abroad, allowing you to broaden your experience within a different culture.

Career preparation

Our variety of learning and teaching approaches equips you with an extensive toolkit of skills, as well as the adaptability and flexibility that employers are looking for.

A dedicated employability team ensures our courses include plenty of opportunity for you to develop both transferable skills, such as literacy, numeracy and team work, and specialist skills, such as Geographic Information System (GIS).

A personal touch

Throughout your degree, you will be supported by an academic personal tutor. As well as helping you track your progress and providing a sounding board for any concerns, they will help you identify where improvement can be channelled to strengthen your development.

Your tutor will offer advice on how to add value to your degree, from volunteering to participating in an Erasmus exchange. They will also encourage you to engage with the UWE Bristol Futures Award.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

PAL Leaders are second year students who are trained to run weekly study sessions to support the needs of first year students. Leaders pass on their experience and knowledge of the course they have studied to new students. They also feed back to the teaching team who, if necessary, can revisit or clarify lecture material or offer additional support to first year students.

High-quality, professionally recognised degree programmes

Our courses comply with QAA Subject Benchmarks and several are professionally accredited, giving you a head start as a graduate. Accreditation also gives you membership of the relevant professional institution, which is an important first step in your career.

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