Student and staff numbers

With over 30,000 students and 3,800 staff, UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of higher education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Student numbers and demographics

Student figures

Figures for 2020/21 academic year.*

Total student numbers

Part time/full time Number
Full time/sandwich 27,269
Part time 9,447
Total 36,716

Undergraduate/postgraduate

Status Number
Undergraduate 24,900
Postgraduate Taught 11,178
Postgraduate Research 638

International students

Origin Number
EU 1,423
Overseas 5,315
Total 6,738

* Data reflects students that fully enrolled in 2020/21 and includes all years and levels of study, all income statuses and all modes of attendance.

* Data also excludes partnership institutions.

Student demographics

Demographic data for the UWE Bristol student population within the 2020/21 academic year.*

Age of student population

Age band Number
Under 21 17,071
21-24 6,861
25-29 4,253
30-39 4,135
40-49 2,445
50-59 964
60+ 987

Ethnic origin

Ethnic origin ACE FBL FET HAS
Asian 183  1,835 1,061 972
Black 131 700 618 761
Chinese 146 635 331 116
Mixed 282 386 378 473
White 3,982 4,506 5,114 11,950
Other 78 270 485 192
Unknown 74 117 114 160
Total 4,876 8,448 8,102 14,623

Key

ACE = Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
FBL = Faculty of Business and Law
FET = Faculty of Environment and Technology
HAS = Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

Gender

Gender Number
Male 16,411
Female 20,275
Other 30

*Data reflects students that fully enrolled in 2020/21 and includes all years and levels of study, all income statuses and all modes of attendance.

*Data also excludes partnership institutions.

For more statistical data on our students, take a look at our student compendiums.

Staff numbers

Staff figures

Figures correct at 31 December 2021.*

Post Number
Lecturing 1,873
Dedicated research 167
Administration and professional 1,525
Technical 302
Manual 269
Senior management 72
Total 4,208

* Data excludes temporary staff from the Temporary Staff Unit.