Elizabeth Excels in Public Services


Meet Public Services student Elizabeth! She is in her third year here at UCW; we caught up with her to see how she got on.   Elizabeth said that UCW has helped her to focus in a number of areas. “There are a lot of areas within UCW itself to help with research and extra information, having an online library …

Folu’s UCW Journey So Far


Folu is a first-year student on the BA Uniformed and Public Services course. We sat down and spoke with Folu about how his course is going, and how he has found making the move to Weston from a different area.   Folu has seen personal growth since starting at UCW. He was quite nervous before moving to Weston from Northamptonshire around …

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FREE Level 4/5 Short Courses Now Available

Claudia JaggerUncategorised

We are very pleased to announce that we have launched four brand new FREE short courses for individuals in employment! These fantastic short courses give you a taste of what a full degree is like for those that are unsure if higher education is for them – they can also be used as part of your continued professional development.   …

Mendip Adventure for Uniformed Public Services Students


In an exhilarating day of outdoor exploration, Year 1 students at UCW went on a thrilling adventure at Mendip Activity Centre. Braving the crisp cold morning, the students hit the water for a kayaking session on the picturesque River Yeo, setting the stage for an unforgettable day of learning and fun.  The event was part of the students’ preparation for …

Former Detective Fascinates Students in Guest Lecture


In a gripping session, former detective for Gloucestershire Constabulary Tony Jay captivated BA Hons Uniformed and Public Services students with his firsthand account of the notorious Fred and Rose West serial killer case. Tony shared insights into the investigation, shedding light on the complexities of criminal profiling and forensic science. The students, engaged and intrigued, had the unique opportunity to …

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A Different Classroom for the Day

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

BA (Hons) Uniformed and Public Services Year 1 enjoyed an organised group trip to the Mendip Outdoor Activity Centre, where they were tasked with “Mission Impossible” activities to work as a group and problem solve challenges which developed their communication, teamwork and leadership skills. These activities supported their modules on ” Personal Resilience”, “Planning and Leading Outdoor Activities” and “Understanding …

North Somerset Magistrates Court during Uniformed and Public Services trip

Uniformed and Public Services Students Visit Magistrates Court

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Last week Years 1 and 2 from our Uniformed and Public Services (BA) Hons degree course joined local Magistrate Mike Evans at North Somerset Magistrates Court in Weston-super-Mare for an insight into the workings of a court.  The students were introduced to the workings of a Magistrates court, the type of offences, penalties and support in place. A brief talk …

Interactive board showing presentation for Uniformed Public Services students - slide with photo of '25 Cromwell St.' sign

Detective Inspector Visits Uniformed and Public Services Students

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Uniformed and Public Services degree students and Access to HE students were recently lucky enough to have a guest session from former Detective Inspector Tony Jay. Tony gave the students a detailed account of his first-hand experiences of dealing with the events that took place at the notorious address of 25 Cromwell St, Gloucester, otherwise known as The Fred and …

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Catching Up With Tom: What’s it Like To Be a Uniformed and Public Services Learner?

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in the uniformed and public services?  At UCW we celebrate that the diverse range of career opportunities in this field are incredibly vast and ever-growing.   Emergency Services, Health and Safety and Social Services, just to name a few, are examples of the extremely rewarding and fulfilling occupations our BA (Hons) Uniformed and Public …

University Centre Weston staff at UCAS fair talking about what is clearing 2022

How to Apply Through Clearing 2022 – UCAS Clearing FAQs

Jonny DibbleUncategorised

With the summer holidays well underway, students with offers from universities are eagerly awaiting those all important college exam results.  The question we always get over the summer break though is… “Is it too late to apply”?! To that we say: Not at all! We can consider applications throughout the summer for most of our courses through the process called …

New short courses give students flexible opportunities to learn


Weston College is the sole FE provider to be handed a contract for the Higher Education Short Course trial, with the remaining 20 places taken by universities. Twenty-two universities and colleges have been awarded a total of £2 million of funding to develop short courses in higher education. These courses are designed to enable flexible learning and to help students …