Bristol is home to two large universities. The University of Bristol is one of the UK’s top universities and the University of the West of England (UWE), which can trace its history back to 1595 also has a very respectable reputation.
The University of Bristol
The University of Bristol has the following academic schools:
The University of the West of England (UWE)
The University of the West of England (UWE) has the following faculties:
As well as a great range of courses on offer at both universities, there are a number of aspects of Bristol which make it stand out from the crowd, when choosing where to study.
Bristol is perfectly located and a true gateway to the south west of England. It has great access to Bath, Cardiff and rural areas such as the Mendip Hills, The Cotswolds, The Forest of Dean, and even the Brecon Beacons over the border in Wales.
Bristol holds a unique position of industrial creativity. The economy is strong from smaller start-ups and digital and creative industries to larger engineering industries, such as Airbus, all finding their homes in Bristol. Many of these hold strong links with the Bristol universities creating a bright future for university student’s onward development.
Bristol is proud to have been the first city to have been names the European Green Capital. It is home to Sustrans, the UKs sustainable transport charity and was the birthplace of the UKs National Cycle Network. More recently it has established other new initiatives such as Refill Bristol which was launched in 2015, and aims to cut down on plastic waste by showing you where you can refill your water bottle for free, and has now become a national initiative.
Bristol has a thriving art scene. From Banksy and street art, to films, culture and cinema, Bristol is the place to be if you are looking to study and surround yourself with the arts!
With years of history of voyage, exploration, trade and industry, and feats of engineering such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol has long been a successful port. It acknowledges it’s shameful part in the transatlantic slave trade and is beginning to come to terms with this dark past.
If you are considering studying at either the University of Bristol or the University of the West of England, the chances are you, and your family, will need to stay somewhere nearby during various visits. From your first visits to Bristol University open days, to your final graduation at the Wills Memorial Building or at Bristol Cathedral, finding a good place to stay makes all the difference. You will want to experience the city itself as well as the universities.
Our Cleyro service apartments are the perfect solution, with a great location in the heart of Bristol you really do a get a vibe for the city - everything is in easy reach. Most of the Bristol University buildings are just a 25 minute walk away. If you are planning on visiting the University of the West of England (UWE), you can walk to Cabot Circus and pick up the new Metro Bus M3 service, or other buses to the UWE Campus which takes about 20 minutes.
But as well has having easy links to both the University of Bristol and UWE, you are in easy reach of everything Bristol has to offer. Why not check out our recommendations of where to visit during your stay!
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