This year we celebrate 30 years of being a university. In 1992, we officially achieved University status. Our anniversary marks a moment to stop and reflect on how far we've come, and how much further we aim to go together. Join us as we reflect, celebrate and look forward.
The 30th blog series
Reminisce with old photos and meet inspiring members of our community with our 30th blog series.
Our well-loved Bristol campuses have been a constant backdrop for the many who have studied, lived, and worked here over the years. We take a nostalgic look back at how they’ve changed and developed through time.
From Ashley Village surrounded by fields to Carroll Court by the busy bus stops, join us as we reminisce about the changing face of Frenchay Campus student accommodation.
Coming soon: Our 30 to watch list
Watch out for our celebratory '30 to watch' list, soon to be revealed.
Thirty top inspirational members of the UWE Bristol community have been picked to share with you. They're change-makers. People who have the talent, persistence and passion to make a positive difference in their community, their sector or in society.
They are impressive now, so just imagine what impact they can make in the future.
The building of Frenchay Campus, 1973.
Bower Ashton Campus prospectus image, 1997.
Princess Royal visits Glenside Campus, 1997.
The Frenchay Octagon Quiet Room, 1982.
Entrance to B Block, Frenchay Campus circa 2006.
A lecture on Frenchay Campus, 2000.
St Matthias Campus, Fishponds. Image from 1997 prospectus.
Frenchay's Centre for Sport shortly before opening, 2006.
Carroll Court student study bedroom, 1993.
'Resources for effective learning', image from 1987 prospectus.
Undergraduate prospectus cover, 2000.
Student event on Frenchay Campus, 1997.
Win prizes from the best of UWE Bristol
Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary and raise funds for Student Hardship Grants. We’re offering some incredible raffle prizes – all kindly donated by staff, alumni and friends of UWE Bristol.
At just £3 a ticket, enter now for the chance to win one of 30 amazing prizes.
"The cost-of-living crisis is an urgent threat to a student’s ability to support themselves whilst they study. Unfortunately, we are now encountering a perfect storm and this year we’re expecting an increase in the number of students applying for Hardship Grants. Your support will have a positive impact on our students facing hardship now and in the months ahead."
Rae Henry Student Money Service Co-ordinator (Student Engagement)
Supporting Student Hardship Grants
All proceeds from the prize draw will go directly to supporting students through Student Hardship Grants.
This support is critical in bridging the gap between government funding, possible family contributions and student’s part-time employment income.
Hardship Grants not only prevent students falling into financial crisis (through no fault of their own), and potentially dropping out, but also have a positive impact on other aspects of their lives too, such as mental wellbeing, nutrition, their dependants, and their educational attainment.
Our far-reaching Hardship Grants are made possible by donations from alumni and supporters and are needed now more than ever.
Our values and vision for the future.
"This is a moment to not only celebrate the past 30 years of success, innovation and change, but also look to the future. We want to continue to improve, evolve and develop, seize new opportunities, meet new challenges, and support our students and staff to thrive and flourish – for the next 30 years and beyond."
Professor Steve West CBE, DL Vice-Chancellor, President and CEO, UWE Bristol