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Design industry connections

As a Design student at UWE Bristol, you’ll learn from some of the best in the field. Not only will you be taught by lecturers with considerable real-world experience, but you’ll have access to our established industry partners.

You'll follow live briefs set and assessed by professionals in the field, and investigate projects that are socially and culturally relevant. Attend talks with recognised designers, and get stuck in to workshops led by industry experts. Many of our third year undergraduate students work with an industry mentor as part of our Design Buddy programme. And if you choose to take your learning to the next step through a placement, we’ve got the connections to get you there.

Here are just a few of the studios and companies we work with.

Graphic Design

  • OK/RM
  • Pentagram
  • Moving Brands
  • Mother London
  • Book Works

Interior Design

  • Arup Lighting
  • Wylde IA
  • SJP Interiors
  • Amarelle
  • 2 Feet Below
  • Egger

Product Design

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dremel Bosch
  • Mathmos

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