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UWE is named one of the South West’s top universities

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UWE has climbed up the polls in the latest Complete University Guide.

The University of the West of England is the top post-1992 university in the South West, having climbed three places since last year from 56th place to 53rd.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West, said: “This is very good news and it’s entirely due to the hard work by our staff and students and it demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction.

“We have an incredibly ambitious programme to develop the university over the coming years. This includes a £200 million investment in infrastructure and people.

“Our 2020 strategy sets out a strong focus for the future of the University and for the 28,000 students who choose to come here. We are creating valuable opportunities for our students through strong and established partnerships and courses that are aligned with the real world needs of employers.

“All of our students are encouraged to make the most of their time at the University by participating in work placements, internships and volunteering. UWE Bristol’s careers and employability service is the best in the country.”

Earlier this year, UWE Bristol won the prestigious National Undergraduate Employability Award 2014 for Best University Careers/Employability Service.

This was in recognition of the outstanding contributions made in helping students make the most of work experience opportunities.

The University also won significant recognition as the 8th best in the UK for getting a job in a Daily Telegraph survey.

Professor West said: “Preparing our students for the real world is what we care most about.”

“A significant measure for the success of a university is in the success of each graduating cohort. We owe it to our students to present them with the best opportunities and we do this through our ever growing connections and our focus on practice based learning.” (The Bristol Post)

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