University of the West of England

The University of the West of England - more commonly known as UWE - is based in the exciting, student-friendly city of Bristol. With over 27,000 full and part time students, The University of the West of England is the larger of the two universities in Bristol.
There are a number of UWE campuses, but the main Frenchay Campus can be found just to the North of central Bristol, approximately four miles from iQ Bristol Student Accommodation. With iQ Bristol offering easy access to the shops, restaurants and vibrant student nightlife that makes Bristol such a fun and unusual student city, this is the ideal location for any UWE students who want to get a real feel for living the student life in Bristol while being within easy reach of the UWE campus.
  Distance Bus Car / taxi Cycle
Frenchay Campus 4 miles 35 minutes 12 minutes 29 minutes
Bower Ashton Campus 3.1 miles 17 minutes 11 minutes 17 minutes
Glenside Campus 3.5 miles 26 minutes 14 minutes 22 minutes


How to find UWE from iQ Bristol

The University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus is located just four miles away from iQ Bristol Student Accommodation. There are a number of bus routes that run from near iQ Bristol to UWE campus, including the X74, and the numbers 12, 12C, 14, 70 and 71. Alternatively, you can cycle the route in approximately half an hour - an easy, cheap and healthy option for gettting to and from campus. Plus, you can keep your bike in the secure onsite cycle storage at iQ Bristol.
If you're heading to the Bower Ashton Campus, you can cycle to uni in less than twenty minutes. Alternatively, the X2 or X3 buses will take you directly to uni in approximately 17 minutes. The number 12 bus also runs directly to the Bower Ashton Campus, but will take about five minutes longer.
Finally, students at Glenside Campus can get to uni in about twenty minutes by bike. The number 5 bus will take you directly to uni in 26 minutes. Alternatively, the number 13 will take approximately 35 minutes.
If, on the other hand, you're feeling lazy, you can jump in a taxi to get to any of these campuses in less than quarter of an hour... a good option if you've got loads of things to cart to uni! Reaching the Frenchay Campus will take 10-15 minutes and cost approximately £14, while going to Bower Ashton Campus will cost you about £8, and getting a taxi from iQ to Glenside should be less than £10. Why not share the ride with some friends to make it cheaper?

UWE contact details

UWE general enquiries

  • 0117 9656261

Courses and applications

  • 0117 32 83333

International student enquiries

  • 0117 32 86644

Student support

  • 0117 32 85678

UWE Students' Union

  • 0117 32 82577

Did you know...

  • The University of the West of England has over 27,000 students - making it the biggest uni in the city and the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England.
  • UWE is now in the top 50 UK universities in the Guardian University Guide.