Ranking and reputation

We have plenty to be proud about at UWE Bristol as you can see from the facts below. Our Strategy 2020 has mapped out our journey to enhance learning and teaching, employabilitycampus developments and research with impact to 2020 and beyond.

  • 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.
  • Top 40 Guardian League TableTop 40 in the Guardian League Table 2019 We are now ranked 37th out of 121 UK institutions climbing 15 places to our highest ever position. See the league table.
  • 89% student satisfaction89% student satisfaction Our overall student satisfaction has risen from 88% to 89% in the National Student Survey placing us in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction. See the NSS press release.
  • Climbed 3 places in Times Good University GuideClimbed three places in Times Good University Guide 2017 We are now 57th and best in the South West for student satisfaction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

* 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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