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My beloved Uni

AdvantagesFriendly

DisadvantagesParking

"I nearly missed graduating from UWE by missing one exam. Having been here four years already I thought I'd tell you about it. First of all the Student Union, cant moan too much cos I was a SU Executive Officer last year. The guys do a really good job, but the apathy of the students is amazing. Balls are always being cancelled so are events, but its up to the students too help. MOst societies find it hard going up against the sports societies when ..." Read review
23.09.2001

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The uni of my choice :D

Advantagesst matthias, bristol's music scene, great nightlife

Disadvantagesbuses, limited parking in town, frenchay

"I have been living and studying in bristol at UWE for over two months now and i'm still loving it. What initially made up my mind about coming to bristol was primarily the great music scene - if you're in the know, there's always some really good gigs and stuff going on all over the place, whatever music you might be into. The area around st nicks st and the bristol old vic has some really good jazz bars to chill out in where you also can meet really ..." Read review
08.11.2005

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Community Level 1pusscatsview

pusscatsview

Wheelchair Access

AdvantagesFriendly

DisadvantagesHills

"Hi i am a wheelchair user, not one of those old types who fits in the stereotype but a different crazy bonkers much younger sort. Well enough about me, currently i am a student at this Uni (UWE) and i would just like to say its not bad at all. Well the nightlife is good and the staff friendly, HOWEVER!!!! I must add there are a lot of hills and cobbles around Bristol (great now i sound like a miserable winning old disabled person!) There is also one ..." Read review
20.09.2000

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Community Level 1samiburton

samiburton

Love it!!!

AdvantagesGreat university, good night life, not far from anywhere

Disadvantageshigh crime rate

"...The size of the university may seem scary at first, but when you get to know it isn't that bad at all. The level of teaching is very high, and I have always found the staff to be very helpful. The facilities are also very good, with modern lecture halls and labs, in addition to the latest equipment. The library is the biggest I have ever seen coming from a small town, and has a good computer system to help you find the literature you need. Based ..." Read review
05.07.2000

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Community Level 2Sabrina2090

Sabrina2090

The place I want to be

AdvantagesJust a wonderful place to study with a great atmosphere

DisadvantagesNeeds a bit of a touch up

"...out much, so coming to university has just been overwhelming! I study on the frenchay campus, and I absolutely love it. The only downside is that some bits are a bit boring aesthetically with brick buildings, and some blocks could use a touch up. There are 2 halfs to the campus with the student accomadation on one side and the teaching blocks on the other. The student accomadation is made up of four huge courts (basically blocks of flats) and a ..." Read review
30.11.2008

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Community Level 2Adereterial

Adereterial

I loved this place

AdvantagesSt Matthias

DisadvantagesFrenchay

"...say I would recommend this university to anyone wishing to study in the Humanities faculty at St. Matthias over the same faculty in London. To start with, the staff are friendly, knowledgable, approachable, and in some cases, quirky, which just adds to the charm and atmosphere of the place. Despite it's average rating in the league tables, UWE scores consistently high scores for teaching quality - this year, 22/24 possible points, up there with ..." Read review
19.05.2004

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Community Level 1carlos19

carlos19

Why here?

AdvantagesRich, varied nightlife. Lots to do. Good resources.

DisadvantagesSome bad accomodation. Class numbers.

"...you're thinking of coming to university and UWE is one of your choices I'd think about what you really want from university, and what you like. Bristol is a fairly big city and maybe if you're coming from the country it could be a bit of a culture shock and you may not get on with it. But if you've had experience in a place like this before and you like the non-stop rush that the city brings then this is for you. Also the university itself is one ..." Read review
13.11.2000

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Community Level 1powerhack

powerhack

GOOD OLD POLY

AdvantagesModern facilities, quality of tutoring, social life

DisadvantagesLack of books, little community feel, no parking!

"...to look back at your University years as being some of the best days of your life. People also naturally hype the Uni that they attended because its the only thing they know. UP THE UWE! I attended UWE between 1994 to 1997 and had an excellent time - I studied Politics and Sociology. The quality of tutoring is generally excellent. And this was during the "bums on seats" era of Tory education policy. It has a very active student union - both politically ..." Read review
09.02.2001

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Community Level 1Gemimathecat

Gemimathecat

Biological Sciences Courses Good But Oversubscribed

AdvantagesGood location, good social atmosphere

DisadvantagesOvercrowding and lack of suitable accomodation

"I had a pretty good time at UWE, however I did find the biological sciences course highly oversubscribe and run by very overworked and over stressed lecturers. There was a large mix of full time and part time students in lecture theatres as well as quite a number of mature students. The placements years provided by UWE are very good and many of them were abroad. Bristol itself is a very good place to be a student, accomodation on campus is very limited, ..." Read review
28.07.2000

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Community Level 1ajcrockett

ajcrockett

The Dogs B*****s

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"I am a second year BASA student and believe that not only is UWE academically sound but Bristol is buzzing and all A level students should head for the heart of the South West. Nightlife, employment, and accomodation the three most importnat issues to todays students, are all easily located. It would be beneficial if a student could secure a part time position as the cost of living here can be very expensive, especially if your of the heavy ..." Read review
16.08.2000

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Community Level 1chipatexcite

chipatexcite

Variety of courses

Advantagesgood variety

Disadvantageshard

"...my first opinion on the university of the West of England. I am a computing student and i would just like to comment on the variety of courses avaliable in this block. There are about 5-10 different types of computer courses but as they are modular you can also cover a wide variety of different topics. The level of these courses varies greatly from the easier IS degrees etc all the up to the computing for real time systems. Each of the levels of hardness ..." Read review
21.09.2000

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Community Level 1iubita31

iubita31

UWE university

Advantageseasy access

Disadvantagesparking, seventies concrete

"I was at this university for 4 years (with a gap year). The facilities were good,99% of the staff were very very nice (faculty dean was a bit of a cow) and the course I did was great. Didnt live on site as commuted from miles away so cant tell you about the nightlife. Overall atmosphere is very friendly and you dont get any of that elitist rubbish like you do from 'that other university down the road!!!" Mind you....from what I remember, most of ..." Read review
16.06.2007

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Community Level 1chipsview

chipsview

Accommodation

Advantagescheap

Disadvantagesdepends where you live

"Hello all you possible UWE students. I would just like to tell you where all the best accommodation is. Well Carol Court is the name of the housing area on Frenchay campus, this is handy for going to lectures but no good for going out at night. The most popular areas for students are (get a map out) Horfield especially Ashley down and Filton avenue. Both of these are on major bus roots (about every 15-20 mins) to get to UNI and to get into the centre. ..." Read review
20.09.2000

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Community Level 1Anon3

Anon3

Awful course!!! (PGCE Primary)

AdvantagesQuite a nice coffee shop

Disadvantagesa stressful, disorganised and badly taught course

"I just had to write and share this with any unlucky person who decides to do a PGCE. PPPPLEASE don't go to UWE - it's so disorganised, there isn't enough support on the course and you go into placements without knowing how to teach!! They don't send you to schools which are nearby and having talked to some teachers, I've found out that schools in Bristol HATE UWE students and will always choose Bristol uni/ Bath uni students over UWE ones. None of ..." Read review
18.12.2010

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