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We're a dynamic and modern university proudly responsible for preparing 29,000 students from 140 countries to take their next steps.

With strong global and local connections, we offer an inspiring, diverse work environment where you can develop your skills and experience alongside over 3,000 staff members passionate about higher education.

Staff at UWE Bristol

"UWE Bristol is a great place to work and the people are brilliant"

Lizzie, Strategy and Operations Lead

Lizzie Strategy and Operations Lead

Benefits of working here

There are plenty of reasons to choose us as your next employer, but a key one is that we offer something many others can’t. That’s because, whether preparing people for a bright future or leading life-changing research, we’re an organisation working hard to improve the world.

Equality and diversity

Creating an inclusive environment for students, staff and the wider community is something we take seriously. It starts with us building a dedicated, professional team based on equality and diversity.

Equality and diversity
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Wellbeing and support

We’re here for our people, and we understand that good health ensures a positive working experience and great performance. We therefore give all our staff access to wellbeing and support services.

Learning and development

Performing to the highest standards means not only attracting the best people, but enabling them to become even better. So we’ll encourage you to develop yourself personally and professionally through our wide range of courses.

Our committment to equality and diversity

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Our staff stories

"The best thing about working at UWE Bristol is that equality, diversity and inclusivity is recognised as being important."

Suzanne Carrie, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

When did you join UWE Bristol?

"I joined UWE Bristol in 2012, having previously worked at another university. While I was working there I completed a part-time masters in Research Methods focusing on educational inequality in higher education. The masters involved working on research that informed changes in the delivery of services for students and I wanted to continue to ensure that research into differential outcomes and experiences informs the development of better student experiences."

Why did you join UWE Bristol?

"I was looking for an opportunity to develop my career in this direction when a perfect job came up at UWE Bristol as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. This involved informing the delivery of outreach programmes for schools to widen access to university."

What have you been involved in while working at UWE Bristol?

"I have been lucky enough to be involved in some really interesting externally funded projects. I developed a bid for an outreach programme called Future Quest, which is a collaboration involving state secondary schools and universities in the local area. We were successful in getting the funding and now more than 3,000 students each year from over 30 schools in Bristol take part in really interesting activities which we hope will increase their likelihood of studying in higher education. Following on from the Future Quest bid, I was asked to take on the management of a range of other externally-funded projects, one of which helped us to develop our Mental Wealth Strategy. I saw these projects as a way of taking a step ahead and making some big changes within the University."

"I have also been involved for the whole time I’ve been at UWE Bristol with our Access and Participation plan, which is the University’s plan for how we are going to increase the diversity of our students and ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed. "

What values in the workplace are important to you?

"My values are very similar to UWE Bristol’s values, such as being inclusive and ambitious as a university. One of the targets in the 2030 strategy is to remove attainment gaps for students and ensure that all students achieve the same level, which I strongly believe we can achieve.

UWE Bristol has a strong commitment to LGBT+ equality through activities such as its involvement with Stonewall. I think the best thing about working at UWE Bristol is that equality, diversity and inclusivity is recognised as being important."