Students from across the two Universities work with a wide range of organisations and groups across the city. This includes businesses, social enterprises, schools and colleges, local authorities, charities and community groups. Some of our partnerships are built up over 30 years or more. These organisations play a vital role in our students educational and life experiences. They are passionate about their work, and the communities that they serve.

You can find out more about some of our fantastic partners below.

Bristol Green Capital Partnership aims to enable, help deliver, and lead the efforts of organisations in Bristol to achieve the changes needed to realise an environmentally sustainable city.

Founded in 2007, and then established in 2014 as an independent community interest company, the Bristol Green Capital Partnership emerged thanks to the inspiring efforts of pioneers and leaders throughout the city who recognised that through collective and collaborative working, they could affect long-term change and make the city a more sustainable place to live.

Lizzie Spencer

Lizzie Spencer

Volunteer and Project Co-ordinator

“It’s been excellent having students from the University of the West of England coming to work with us at the farm. There’s so much to be done throughout the year; from gardening, clearing and animal care to running events and welcoming visitors, it’s really invaluable having students volunteers along to help out. We’re always looking for new volunteers, so whether you can spend a day helping out at an event or would like to get stuck in with some digging, we’re sure to find something ideal for you.”

Windmill Hill City Farm offers educational, recreational and therapeutic facilities and activities for local people including a range of farmyard animals, community gardens, picnic area, café serving home-made food, an adventure playground, community building with meeting spaces, a five-a-side pitch, environmental and craft-based courses, and a nursery for children.

Matt Postles, Bristol Natural History Consortium

Matt Postles

Programme Manager

“We are so lucky in Bristol to have two top class universities packed with students who are passionate about the natural world. The enthusiasm, skills and knowledge that students bring to our events as volunteers is a huge factor in our success and in Bristol being at the heart of natural history engagement and environmental action in the UK.”

Bristol Natural History Consortium aims to deliver entertaining and informative events and activities that inspire greater public interest, volunteering and action for nature, and to build, support and pilot effective partnerships that bring together diverse organisations that face similar challenges and issues, and to help organisations learn from each other.

Amy Harrison, The Architecture Centre

Amy Harrison

Learning & Participation Manager

“Working with UWE students is invaluable for the Architecture Centre. They provide fantastic enthusiasm, creativity and skills which help enrich our children and young people’s projects, acting as valuable role models to school students. We believe this is mutually beneficial, with UWE students gaining valuable community engagement skills and experience to develop their professional practice”

The Architecture Centre champions better buildings and places for people. By demonstrating the value of good design we aim to increase public awareness and enjoyment of the built environment and stimulate the demand for design excellence.

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Hilary O’Shaugnessy

Producer of the Playable City Award

“As part of the 2015 award, Playable City worked with UoB and UWE to recruit two paid interns who took up important roles in the production and communication of this internationally recognised commission.”

Watershed develops cultural engagement, imagination and talent, in the belief that the route to better futures is open, disruptive and co-produced. With our audiences and participation at the heart of our organisation we produce and present original ideas and content and curate a diverse programme of talent development, cinema exhibition, events and festivals.