Students sitting outside The Students' Union at UWE

Student and staff numbers

With over 29,000 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 2016/17 academic year.*

Total student numbers

Part time/full time Number
Part time 7,177
Full time/sandwich 22,320
Total 29,497


Status Number
Undergraduate 22,172
Postgraduate Taught 6,836
Postgraduate Research 489
Total 29,497

International students

Origin Number
EU 1,258
Overseas 2,850
Total 4,108

*Data reflects students that fully enrolled in 2016/17 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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