Student Accommodation at the University of the West of England
The University of the West of England is rated in the top 30 universities in the UK, according to the Guardian League table for 2020. UWE Bristol has a passion for providing students with the best possible experience, which is certainly working; it was rated 11th in the UK for student satisfaction by the NSS. UWE accommodates over 28,000 students every year, including many international students, and they all contribute to Bristol’s renowned reputation.
With Bristol being famous for its living experience, UWE students can expect the city to be a vibrant and welcoming place to study. Rated the best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Times in 2017, the city certainly has a lot going for it.
Life on Campus
The University of the West of England is based around 30 minutes away from Bristol's city centre by public transport. Frenchay Campus is UWE’s main campus, located just four miles north of the city centre, and 15 minutes away by Metrobus. This is where the Student's Union is based, and where most students study. Many choose student accommodation in Bristol's Filton area, which is right next door.
UWE's City Campus is the creative and cultural industries campus, which is based across four locations around Bristol’s city centre. Glenside Campus sits in Fishponds, a popular student area with great transport links into the city. Student accommodation near UWE’s Glenside Campus is sought after by those studying nearby, due to the local restaurants, cafes and bars. Gloucester Campus and Hartpury University Campus are much further afield towards the north of Bristol.
The main areas for student accommodation at UWE are mostly dotted around Bishopston and Filton. These are the most sought-after areas and have all the student living essentials. Pubs, shops, takeaways, restaurants and great public transport links can be found nearby. However, as the city is so well connected, living further afield won't go amiss. Redland and Horfield are further away from the university, but have the city centre on their doorstep.
Student accommodation at the University of the West of England tends to get wrapped up fairly quickly. So, if you spot somewhere you like, be sure to get it signed up quickly. If you’re not sure which area in Bristol would be best for you, UniHomes showcase student homes across the whole of Bristol. Plus, everything you see comes with bills all included, so you have one less thing to worry about.