The University of the West of England, also known as UWE Bristol, or simply UWE (pronounced “you-we”) is a university based in theBritish city of Bristol. Its main campus is at Frenchay, about five miles (8 km) north of the city centre. UWE also has campuses at St Matthias and Glenside in north-east Bristol and Bower Ashton, near Ashton Court in south-west Bristol.
There are regional centres in Bath and Swindon, and an associate faculty specialising in animal behaviour and welfare, agricultural and sports related courses in Hartpury, Gloucestershire. This satellite college has staged the European Young Rider Championship, a horse riding competition.
With around 30,000 students and 3,000 academic staff, UWE is the larger of the two universities in Bristol (the longer establishedUniversity of Bristol has approximately 18,000 students). The library on the Frenchay site is called the Bolland Library, named after Dr Robert Bolland, the first director of Bristol Polytechnic from 1969 to 1974. The main Frenchay campus is situated close to the M32 motorway, twenty minutes walk from the well-connected Bristol Parkway railway station.
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