Ranking and reputation

We have plenty to be proud about at UWE Bristol including being in the top 30 in the Guardian University League Tables 2020, TEF Gold rated and top 10 for student satisfaction.
Read more below about why you should study at UWE Bristol.

  • 88% student satisfaction National Student Survey88% student satisfaction We have scored 88% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019, placing us 11th in the UK for student satisfaction. See the NSS press release.
  • 28th in the Guardian University Guide League Tables 202028th in the Guardian League Table We are now ranked 28th out of 121 UK institutions climbing 9 places to our highest ever position. Read more in the press release.
  • Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018Gold rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)** An award that means we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. See the TEF press release.
  • Over 96% in work or further study after 6 months96% 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.
  • 76% of graduates in professional or managerial roles76% in professional or managerial roles The DLHE survey* shows the value of a UWE Bristol degree in kick starting a career.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Climbed 3 places in Times Good University GuideClimbed three places in Times Good University Guide 2017 We climbed to 57th and best in the South West for student satisfaction in 2017.
  • Almost 9,000 work placements undertaken in 2017/18Over 9,200 work placements undertaken Which translates into an incredible number of opportunities for our students to experience the workplace.
  • Over 7,000 positions advertised by over 5,000 organisationsOver 7,000 positions advertised at UWE Bristol Each from one of over 5,000 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.

UWE Bristol rankings




National Student Survey (NSS)



The Guardian University League Tables 2020



Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey



Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)



The Guardian University League Tables 2020 subject highlights

Some of our excellent subject rankings in the latest Guardian University League Tables.


Position in the UK

Film, Production and Photography






Building, Town and Country Planning


Earth and Marine Sciences


Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations






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* HESA Destinations of Leavers for Higher Education Survey (DLHE), published 2018
** Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published by Office for Students 2018
*** Research Excellence Framework (REF), published by HEFCE 2014

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