UWE Bristol and Bristol Sport kick off 2020 with new partnership

Media Relations Team, 20 January 2020

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UWE Bristol and Bristol Sport are delighted to announce a new partnership, which aims to establish placement and pathway opportunities for UWE Bristol students.

The partnership will also strengthen and develop the strong community links of both organisations, and enable further sports outreach work across Bristol.

UWE Bristol students will be able to benefit from discounted ticket rates to watch Bristol City FC, Bristol Bears (Bristol Rugby Club) and the Bristol Flyers basketball team. Details of how to do this are at the end of this article.

Bristol Sport was formed with a single minded goal: to inspire sport in Bristol and beyond. Bristol Sport promotes access to professional sport and participation in sport across all age and capability ranges.

Group Head of Commercial at Bristol Sport, Caroline Herbert said: "This partnership builds on the fantastic work we already do with UWE Bristol through the Robins Foundation's undergraduate degree Sports Business and Entrepreneurship, which is based at Ashton Gate.

"The mutually beneficial agreement will see UWE Bristol students receive group ticket rates on matchdays, while opening up internship and placement opportunities within Bristol Sport.

"A key focus of our shared vision is to develop local talent – on and off the field – so the opportunity to deliver professional development courses and pathways for promising athletes is something we care strongly about.

"We're delighted to develop this higher education partnership with UWE Bristol and look forward to working together for the benefit of the local community."

Vice-Chancellor, Steve West said: "It's fantastic to start 2020 with the announcement of our new and exciting partnership with Bristol Sport, an organisation we are very proud to have worked with for several years. Our core purpose is about transforming futures and inspiring people, which are values that also align with the Bristol Sport vision and the community engagement that both our organisations take great pride in.

"The opportunity to work closely on shared community projects, develop students, and grow our reputation as a performance hub for exceptional student athletes to excel in their sport is a very exciting prospect, and I look forward to seeing the partnership develop and flourish."

How to purchase a discounted ticket

Please note the discounted tickets are only available in the wings of the Dolman Stand and in the South Stand. The coupon cannot be used in the central Dolman Stand, central Lansdown Stand or wings of the Lansdown Stand. Please be aware the offer is made available and managed by Bristol Sport. Any issues or queries email hello@bristol-sport.co.uk.

  • Go to https://www.bristol-sport.co.uk/ 
  • Click on 'Tickets' from the main menu at the top
  • Select the team you want to buy tickets for
  • Click on Home Tickets
  • Select the match/matches and 'Buy Tickets' and follow the process
  • A tab will ask you for a coupon code
  • Enter UWEPARTNER1920

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