Cover of the 1993 UWE Bristol prospectus.

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.

Win prizes

We need your help to raise funds for crucial Student Hardship Grants. Buy a prize draw ticket to be in with the chance of winning one of up to 30 prizes, or find out about other ways to support.

The 30th blog series

Reminisce with old photos and meet inspiring members of our community with our 30th blog series.

Archive photo of Frenchay Campus from the 1979 prospectus.

Then and now: UWE Bristol campuses

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.

Archive photo from inside UWE Bristol accommodation kitchen.

Then and now: Student accommodation at Frenchay

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.

Celebrating 30 years of UWE Bristol, 1992-2022.

Looking back

Do you have a picture or memory you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you. Record your story, tell us what you're doing now, share an old photo. You can either use our memories form or post on social media – tag us and use #30yearsofUWE

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.

Find out more about the prizes on offer

Prize draw promotional graphic.
Photograph of Rae Henry from the Student Money Service.

"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)

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.

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Looking forward

Our values and vision for the future.

Steve West, Vice-Chancellor

"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

Professor Steve West CBE, DL Vice-Chancellor, President and CEO, UWE Bristol

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