Why Choose Us?

1) Quality courses

We are rated as Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, meaning the teaching, learning and opportunities we provide are of the highest quality in Britain, and we have also achieved the best Higher Education Review in the West of England.

2) Student satisfaction

We achieved an overall satisfaction score of 93% in the National Student Survey 2019 and five of our degree areas – Animal Management, Applied Computing, Counselling, Early Years and Musical Theatre – have individual overall satisfaction scores of 100%.

3) Outstanding support

We do all we can to support our students, including offering mental health and wellbeing guidance and providing additional learning expertise, and we also offer plenty of opportunities to get involved with everything going on at UCW.

4) Fantastic facilities

We have created a modern learning environment across our campuses and have recently invested tens of millions of pounds to build a new University Centre and new Health and Active Living Skills Centre.

5) Excellent results

In 2019, 35% of our Honours graduates achieved first-class degrees, which is well above the national average, and the latest figures show that 90% of our students complete their course.

6) Smaller classes

Whereas some lectures at traditional universities may contain hundreds of people, our average class size in 2019 was just 15, which means we can offer greater access to academics, resources and equipment.

7) Bigger choice

We offer a range of degree-level courses and qualifications to suit our students’ needs, including HNCs and HNDs, Foundation degrees, Higher Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships, Honours degrees and Honours Top-up degrees.

8) Brilliant lecturers

Our staff are what sets us apart, with our highly-qualified lecturers all having subject specialisms and practical experience in the areas they teach. Come and meet them at our next Open Day.

9) Partnership working

We work closely with our partner universities, big and small businesses, and lots of other organisations to make sure that our graduates are well prepared and ready for the world of work.

10) Great graduates

According to the latest figures, 95% of our graduates gain employment or progress to further study within six months of graduating, with 74% in either highly skilled employment or further study.