UCW works in collaboration with two nearby partner universities to constantly improve our higher education provision.


Bath Spa University

PrintBath Spa University is a leading educational institution specialising in creativity, culture and enterprise, with a commitment to ensuring that its graduates are socially-engaged global citizens.

Foundation degrees at Bath Spa University are designed with the help of business so graduates are well-prepared to meet the needs of local employers. Those who complete these courses can choose to progress in to employment or apply to join the third year of an associated Honours degree course. UCW students on Bath Spa University courses are part of the university just like any other of its students, and will be members of its Student Union and library and encouraged to take advantage of all of its resources and facilities.

There are around 7,500 students in the Bath Spa University community – big enough to offer a wide range of courses and first-rate facilities but small enough that students receive individual attention. Bath Spa University consistently records a high level of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and it is a national Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in subjects leading to careers in the creative industries. No wonder it’s a popular choice!

University of the West of England, Bristol

UWE Bristol logo (web)UCW students on UWE courses benefit from the strong partnership built between the two institutions over a number of years.

The student experience has been placed at the heart of this partnership, and UWE degrees delivered by UCW have been quality assured by the university, a guarantee of its academic standards. As well as having all the fantastic support and facilities offered by UCW, students can also take advantage of the university’s resources, for example by having access to UWE’s extensive online library. UCW students on UWE courses can join the Students’ Union and, when they are at a UWE campus, have access to all of its facilities, including the sports centre, the new Students’ Union building, the full range of social and learning spaces and the library.

UWE is proud of its diverse student body, which is located in Bristol and the surrounding area and extends across the world. By studying a UWE degree at UCW, you would be part of this community!