Performance Sport at UWE Bristol provides an elite performance framework that supports you to embrace your potential in sport and academia.

It is tailored to you as the student-athlete, providing an environment to help you accomplish your sporting ambitions while at university.

Our aim is to create a supportive and inclusive environment, eliminating any distractions so you can prioritise what is important.

There are three Performance Sports: American Footballmen’s basketball and squash. All compete in the Premier League within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) framework. We provide support to high-performing athletes from a wide range of other sports too. 

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Our values

UWE Bristol's Performance Sport's core values are the foundation of the programme and guide every aspect, from coaching philosophy to interactions at our performance hub.


Excellence is consistent, exceptional performance both individually and as a team. It can be seen in our mastery of skills, the achievement of our goals, and our adherence to the highest standards of discipline and dedication.

Our Performance Sports

Join the programme

If you are a high-performing athlete, UWE Bristol offers exceptional opportunities to pursue your sporting ambitions with our student-athlete awards.

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International Sports Scholarship

If you’re applying from overseas to join our American Football, men’s basketball or squash programme, register for the International Sports Scholarship.

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Performance Student-Athlete Award

If you’re a high-performing athlete in your sport from the UK, apply for the UWE Bristol Performance Student-Athlete award.

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