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Purpose and ambition

UWE Bristol transforms futures: powering the future workforce, supporting local economic prosperity, shaping the health and sustainability of our communities and creating solutions to global challenges, as outlined in our Strategy 2030.

Our values


We’re not afraid to shape, challenge and tackle the big issues, to take the initiative and pave the way.


We make UWE Bristol a supportive and inspiring place to learn and work – somewhere where diversity of experience and perspective is encouraged, and learning and research is shared and accessible.


We create new opportunities for the people who work and study with us. We embrace different ideas and pioneer new and sustainable ways of doing things.


We have strong connections locally and globally. We help people and organisations be the best they can, building trust throughout our university community and beyond.


We instil a thirst for new knowledge, its creation and application, empowering our students and staff to demonstrate a creative questioning approach, a 'can-do' confidence, and ability to navigate uncertainty.

As we shape our future to 2030 our focus will be on:

Our Purpose

Solving future challenges through outstanding learning, research and a culture of enterprise.

Our People

Creating opportunities to thrive and flourish.

Our Place

Creating an inspiring local and global gateway to the future.

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