Spotlight: Going for Gold with UWE Bristol’s proven programmes

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The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been offering outstanding Tech Industry Gold programmes since 2006.

UWE Bristol was one of the first universities to get involved in the creation of the Tech Industry Gold (TIG) IT Management for Business degree (ITMB). UWE also later on, helped pioneer the development of the TIG Software Engineering for Business degree (SEfB). For the past years, the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies at UWE has been successfully delivering these two degree programmes, and more recently, also started offering the TIG degree apprenticeship.

UWE Bristol is well known for the quality of their teaching, and for their student experience as a whole. In June 2018, UWE was awarded gold status in the Government rankings for higher education providers.

The university has built close links with leading employers, such as the network of Tech Industry Gold employers through Tech Partnership Degrees, to help develop the right content for their courses and to give their students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.

Bristol, as a city, is a big pull for students and employers alike. One of the UK’s most diverse and desirable cities to study and live in, it’s also a city that’s buzzing with industry – with interesting networks, opportunities and graduate employment options.


Josh Wintersgill ITMB graduate First class ITMB graduate flies high with entrepreneurial award
First class honours ITMB graduate, Josh Wintersgill, turned inventor and entrepreneur has won the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018. Josh who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, says he faces many physical challenges himself but wanted to help people with reduced mobility overcome the difficulties associated with travel.
First-class honours UWE graduate reveals how she went the ‘extra mile’ for her ITMB degree
In the summer of 2018, ‘rising star’ Sanaya Khambatta graduated with a first-class honours ITMB degree and earned the Consultancy Project Outstanding Contributions Prize from UWE Bristol. During her undergraduate years, she was nominated for the Future Stars in Tech, spent her summers working for IBM at Wimbledon and now wants to ‘give back’ by promoting the tech industry to other young women. We caught up with her before starting her graduate job at IBM.
Software Engineering for Business Degree student work shadows Telefonica CIO
Sudhanshu Malla is studying the Software Engineering for Business degree course at UWE Bristol. The degree course has given him the opportunity to work shadow Brendan O’Rourke, CIO of Telefónica UK. The shadowing opportunities were awarded as spot prizes to individuals who particularly stood out for their talent and motivation at the Tech Partnership Degrees South Event 2018 in Reading.


Find out more about UWE Tech Industry Gold programmes:

Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) Degree

Software Engineering for Business (SEfB) Degree

BSc(Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship (in partnership with University Centre Weston)