UWE Bristol is one of Britain’s most popular universities. We have around 30,000 students and 3,500 staff which makes us the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England.Students come to UWE from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 140 countries worldwide.
Advancing knowledge, inspiring people and transforming futures is at the heart of everything that we do. Our strategy for 2020 sets out a confident and ambitious future for UWE Bristol and focuses on our ultimate goal – transforming futures – through our research, learning and teaching and knowledge exchange.
Last year we received funding and support from both UnLtd and Santander to fund 34 social entrepreneurs and 10 commercial entrepreneurs, as well as supporting 13 student enterprise internships and 10 self-employed placements. We have also had successful event such as Start-up Drinks Bristol, which works to bring professional, entrepreneurs, academics and students together, allowing them to make connections with like-minded people in an informal environment.
UWE Bristol is only one of ten universities successful in gaining funding through UnLtd and HEFCE for scale and growing social entrepreneurs, as well as being successful in getting one of eight cluster bids working together to build a national ‘ecosystem’ of support for social entrepreneurs through new partnerships with University of Bristol and Social Enterprise Works.