UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s most popular universities. Over 30,000 students study either in Bristol or at one of its overseas partner universities. Everything at UWE Bristol is focused on making sure students are best positioned for the future they want – academically, practically, professionally and socially. The University collaborates with the private and public sectors and government to identify skills shortages, develop courses, and provide internships and work placements for its students. UWE Bristol’s focus on real-world learning experiences means graduates are adaptable, enterprising and ready for work. And the results speak for themselves. 94% of UWE Bristol international first-degree graduates are in employment and/or further study six months after graduation. (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey published 2018)
Bristol was voted best place to live in Britain in 2017 by The Sunday Times. It’s a city that prides itself on being friendly, welcoming, safe, creative and diverse. With an international airport, two major railway stations and a coach station, it’s well connected for international travel. It’s also a major centre of commerce enabling UWE Bristol to develop connections with over 7,000 national and international employers and professional bodies. Located only 90 minutes from London it’s also a popular base for multinationals like Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Intel. This means employment possibilities are right on the doorstep for students. There’s so much going on. Music, technology, culture, clubs, international cuisine and free museums. It’s hard to think of a better city in the UK to study, live and work in.
UWE Bristol gives you a best-of-both worlds experience when it comes to campus life and city living. It can be hard to visualise where our campuses are within the city and where the different 'villages' are so we have created this illustrated map to help you put the pieces together.
The budget below is based on a student renting accommodation for the ten months (40 weeks) of the academic year (eg between September and June).
To give you an idea of weekly costs, here is an example of a basic budget:
Expenses: Weekly / Annual (40 weeks)
- Accommodation or rent: £120–£150 / £4,800–£6,000
- Travel: £12–£20 / £480–£800
- Course costs (books etc): £12–50 / £500
- Living costs (food, bills): £70–£80 / £2,800–£3,200
- Total: £214.50–£262.50 / £8,580–£10,500
The above budget is the minimum you could expect to spend. The amount you spend will depend to some extent on your lifestyle.
You could still save money by cycling or walking to university, clubbing together with your friends to buy an essential text book each or using the University libraries.
Please note that the above budget does not include:
- travelling to see your family and friends at home your mobile phone (you should budget around £5 a week for this, which works out at £200 over 40 weeks)
- the cost of securing your accommodation for the next academic year, as you may need to pay a deposit to letting agencies in the spring/summer terms to ensure that you have somewhere to live next year.
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