UWE Bristol climbs 12 places in Guardian University Guide league table

Media Relations Team, 26 September 2022

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UWE Bristol has risen 12 places in this year’s Guardian University Guide rankings.

Climbing from 36th position last year, the University has moved into 24th place in the 2023 edition of the guide. In the South West region, UWE Bristol is ranked in 4th place.

The University was one of the biggest climbers in this year’s league table, driven by improvements in its scores in the guide’s continuation and value-added categories.

UWE Bristol also performed strongly in the guide’s subject level rankings, with 10 subject areas among the top 10 nationally. These were Interior Design (2nd), Animation & Game Design (2nd), Product Design (6th), Construction, Surveying & Planning (6th), Film Production and Photography (6th), Architecture (7th), Paramedic Science (7th), Aerospace Engineering (7th), Philosophy (7th) and Creative Writing (9th).

The rise in the Guardian league table follows UWE Bristol improving its position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide by the same margin, climbing 12 places earlier this month.

Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, said: “This is tremendous news for everyone in our university community and a wonderful way to start the new academic year. It is really pleasing to see so many of our subject areas performing so strongly this year, proving they are among the best in the country. I would like to wholeheartedly thank all our staff and students for their contribution to this terrific result.”

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