Why work at UWE Bristol

There are plenty of reasons to choose us as your employer.

What you can expect

As a member of staff at UWE Bristol, you can access a wide range of benefits.

Steve West, Vice-Chancellor

"We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of staff and students, and enables them to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University."

Steve West, Vice-Chancellor, UWE Bristol

Steve West Vice-Chancellor, UWE Bristol

A supportive community

Get involved with one or more of our many staff networks, which provide opportunities for socialising, peer-to-peer support and personal development. Networks are run by staff for staff and bring together people from all across the University.

You can also join the Staff Social – once you become a member you can take advantage of a variety of events throughout the year.

UWE Bristol staff seated in the Atrium café enjoying lunch together.

Your wellbeing

We’re here for you and we understand that good mental health ensures a positive working experience and great performance. If you face a challenge that’s work-related or personal, support is there for you through dedicated wellbeing and support services.

You can also take advantage of our Feel Good Programme – initiatives that run throughout the year, and support staff to relax, get active, eat healthily and try something new.

Feel Good programme
UWE Bristol staff member chatting and laughing with colleagues in the Atrium café.

Hear it directly from #TeamUWE

"I'm passionate about encouraging diversity in the profession and creating and maintaining a positive, supportive place to study."

Lisa Brodie, Head of Department for Engineering Design and Mathematics

"I joined UWE Bristol when my youngest daughter was three and I have managed to balance my work and home life due to the flexible, supportive working practices in the department. I work full time but the flexible working arrangements have meant that I could flex my working hours around my many family needs and demands and, whilst this has been immensely challenging at times, I feel I have been fully supported throughout. My staff story demonstrates that with a supportive working environment and the right policies and procedures in place, women can progress and be promoted to senior roles within the organisation.

"I'm passionate about encouraging diversity in the profession and creating and maintaining a positive, supportive place to study. We have launched a number of exciting events recently such as our 'Women Like Me' mentoring programme, and you can read more about this and our other activities on our Engineering Our Future blog."