Visit us on campus and take your first steps to joining us

University Centre Weston's Open Day is on Saturday 8th June 2024 (10am - 2pm)
. Join us on site at our Winter Gardens Campus to learn all about the incredible higher education options available to you...

Situated in the sunny seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, we're proud to be one of the 50 TEF Gold rated higher education centres in the country.

We provide over 45 degree-level programmes and short courses that will enable you to reach the next level or help you kickstart your career. From employer-based higher and degree apprenticeships to full-time degrees, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) and short courses all of our programmes are in partnership with UWE Bristol and Bath Spa University.

Ahead of the day, you can view our course and apprenticeship opportunities here.

By attending Open Day you'll be able to:

- Learn about the degree courses and apprenticeships
- Meet the staff
- Talk about your aspirations/goals
- Hear what our learners think
- Take a tour of our student accommodation
- Look around our fantastic facilities
- Attend information talks on Degree Apprenticeships and/or Finance Explained


Search for the perfect course for you or click here to view all of our courses

Winter gardens university campus in weston-super-mare


Frequently Asked Questions

Quiet Hour at UCW’s June Open Day

Navigating university Open Days can be overwhelming so why not join us for a special experience designed to ease your transition into university life. 

Step into a tranquil space away from the crowds and noise, designed specifically to provide comfort and support for students with SEND and high anxiety. Whether you’re exploring your options for higher education or feeling apprehensive about the event, we’re here to ensure you feel valued, understood, and empowered.

 What to Expect:

  • Friendly staff trained to provide assistance and support with sensitivity and understanding.
  • Small group accommodation and facility tours 
  • Gentle lighting and comfortable seating
  • A serene environment with reduced sensory stimulation to help you feel at ease

Click here to register

Male Nursing Associate (Higher Apprenticeship) student working in a practical setting - learning how to use a hoist with a medical dummy
What really appealed was the flexible nature of the apprenticeship – I wanted to gain my nursing registration, whilst earning a wage. Learning through UCW has allowed me to study and work at the same time and my workplace is very supportive of this. So, it’s been a great opportunity for my personal development.

Shane, Nursing Associate, FdSc (Higher Apprenticeship)

Music Performance student using mixing and production equipment
I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to better their performance skills and develop some business knowledge. The studios and equipment are amazing, and I’ve really enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to use them

Mike-E, Professional Music Performance

Female Dance student in pink jumpersmiling at the camera
I have gained so many skills from my course – mainly confidence, teamwork, and professionalism. I know I am ready for the dance industry with all the outstanding training I have had.

Georgia, Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons)

Early Years student talking to a room of people
For me the quality of the teaching was paramount and evidently effective in the value added to my learning journey. I entered the course with average or below FE grades and exited with a First-Class Honours degree achieving over 80%. I believe this improvement is largely down to the commitment of the lecturers to make the learning accessible in a range of ways to align with how their students learn.

Josh, Early Years Education, BA (Hons)

Counselling student smiling at camera
I have already encouraged several friends to begin their counselling journey at UCW. It's a life changing course that allows time for personal growth along with professional development.

Rebecca , Counselling, FdSc

Construction student wearing high vis jacket and hard hat
The tight deadlines, mixed age groups and varied discipline at UCW has definitely furthered my growth. Additionally, the detailed units and experienced lecturers have helped me to develop an understanding of the industry as a whole.

Jacob, Construction and the Built Environment, HNC

I chose UCW because they offered great work experience opportunities. Learning character design and making prosthetic pieces helped me to develop a smooth transition into the industry where I now work.

Jade, BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production

Female Media student smiling at camera with Photoshopped background
I started my course having no technical skills but gained the confidence and knowledge to create successful films and am now progressing well in my field.

Cerys, Film and Media Arts Production

When I started at UCW I never thought I'd progress as much as I have. I believe the support from the lecturers and their skills have been able to push me to be where I am now.

Mari Kerrigan, Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons)

UCW student profile, Performing Arts
"Make The Most Out Of The Facilities As I Would Love To Still Be Able To Rehearse In A Space Like That Every Day."

Lukin studied Musical Theatre at UCW and has appeared in shows including Book of Mormon in the West End and Bristol Hippodrome and on international tours of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Lukin, Musical Theatre BA (Hons)

“I learnt many transferable skills, such as client interaction and six-week training programmes that I have been able to use in the workplace. The work placement I undertook during my degree was my key into the sport industry as it set me up to start my business in training and development.”

Tom has now started his own personal training business.

Tom, Sports Studies FdSc

I was attracted by the degree’s fantastic networking opportunities with both local and global businesses.

Abbey studied the Foundation Degree in Tourism Management and Honours Top-up Degree in Business Management with Sustainability at UCW and now works as a sales manager at London travel agency Jules Verne.

Abbey, Tourism Management FdA and Business Management with Sustainability BA (Hons)

"The lecturing team were so enthusiastic about the subjects they were teaching, and the knowledge I gained has been fundamental for my development."

Leanne now works as an attractions manager at an aquarium.

Leanne, Animal Management FdSc

"Studying at UCW was perfect for me as I learned new skills and also gained valuable work experience developing websites for real businesses."

Klaudia, Applied Computing BSc (Hons)

I’ve started a lifelong career exactly where I want to be - all thanks to the incredible staff at UCW.

Matt studied Uniformed and Public Services at UCW and got a job in intelligence for Avon and Somerset Police after he graduated.

Matt, Uniformed and Public Services BA (Hons)

Student profile, public and environmental health
"The encouragement, support and guidance from the lecturers at UCW was great."

Nathan studied Public and Environmental Health at UCW and started a successful consultancy business when he graduated. He was nominated for the CIEH Rising Star Award in 2019.

Nathan, Public and Environmental Health BSc (Hons)

“UCW is a fantastic place to study! The lecturers and support staff help you achieve not only your degree, but go beyond that to help you start your career. UCW also has a strong business network, which was one of the most important reasons why I chose to study there.”

Every piece of work submitted by Rimante was graded as First Class and she has now secured a graduate HR role.

Rimante, Business Management with Sustainability BA (Hons)

"The lecturers are so supportive and I liked how they related everything to industry - this has really helped me in my career so far."

Laura studied business at UCW and now works as a HR advisor. She has also since completed a Level 5 Certificate in HR Management.

Laura, Business Management with Sustainability BA (Hons)

“The tutors were amazing and this course helped me find my direction and work out what I really wanted to do. The Foundation Degree covered a wide variety of subjects, but you also get the chance to focus on what really interests you.”

Rebekah is now continuing her training to become a veterinary nurse.

Rebekah, Animal Management FdSc