Why Choose Us?

University Centre Weston is committed to providing an outstanding higher education experience, enabling success and inspiring ambition.

dr_paul_phillips“University Centre Weston, or UCW, is the new name for the Weston College Group’s longstanding Higher Education provision.

We have been offering high quality degrees since 1993, and in that time we have continued to broaden the choice of programmes we offer.

Working with our partner universities Bath Spa University, Hartpury University and UWE Bristol, UCW now offers more than 40 university-level courses across a range of subject areas, with more planned for the years ahead.

As we continue to expand our higher education offering, we will never lose sight of the importance of focusing on employability and making sure our graduates are well-placed to enter the world of work.

Every year, more and more people of different ages and backgrounds endorse this approach by deciding to study with us. I hope that as you read through the pages on this website, you will be convinced that UCW is the right place for you too!”

Dr Paul Phillips CBE
Chief Executive and Principal


picture1“As we move forward under our University Centre Weston identity, there are many reasons to celebrate.

Our latest Higher Education Review saw independent reviewers from the Quality Assurance Agency award us a commended outcome for the quality of our student opportunities and make no recommendations for improvements.

We also achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, meaning that the teaching, learning and outcomes we provide for students have been judged to be of the highest quality found in Britain.

UCW also continues to outperform national averages in key degree-level benchmarks, including Honours students achieving First Class degrees.

But, as every successful student knows, we need to continue to work hard and aim high to get where we want to be in the future. That’s why we are committed to strengthening the relationships with our university partners and investing in our facilities, so students can make the most out of their time studying with us.

Should you wish to speak to someone about how UCW can help you achieve your ambitions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

My team would be happy to hear from you.”

Anthony Murray
Vice Principal: Higher Education