University Partners

Oxford Brookes University

As an Oxford Brookes student studying at Bridgwater College you will benefit from the strong partnership we have built together.

Oxford Brookes
Oxford Brookes University

So, as well as using the facilities at Bridgwater College, you will be able to take advantage of the University's resources, for example by having access to Brookes extensive online library. You can join the Students’ Union and if you come on campus at Brookes, you will have access to all the university’s facilities, including the sports centre and the brand new John Henry Brookes Building with its social learning spaces and library. Your degree will be quality assured by the University, a guarantee of its academic standard.

But it doesn’t stop there, as throughout your time at Bridgwater you will also benefit from a programme of activities that Brookes has developed with its partner colleges. This includes study skills training and a briefing for students who are interested in progressing from a Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree.

So, by taking an Oxford Brookes course at Bridgwater College, you really will be getting the best of both worlds.

Plymouth University

Consistently ranked as one of the leading universities in the UK, and awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012, Plymouth has a strong record of excellence, enterprise and innovation across its teaching and research activities. Distinguished by its long-term engagement with business and the community, the University enjoys outstanding links with employers and plays a key role in civic and regional leadership. It is the only university in the world to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of its work in support of the sector.

Plymouth University
Plymouth University

With around 30,000 students, including those studying higher education at its partner colleges throughout the South West, the University is one of largest in the UK. It enjoys a high rate of graduate employment and has recently invested more than £150 million in its estate and facilities to enhance the student experience and support world-class research.

Plymouth University students who study off campus at a partner college have the same status as students who study on the University campus. You will benefit from extra University support and resources and can use its library, access electronic resources and learning support materials through its web-based student portal (including online information and support from the Careers and Employability Service), and receive vacancies via its job website Gradsouthwest. As a member of the Students’ Union (UPSU) you will have access to clubs, societies and University sports facilities.

Bridgwater College and Plymouth University have been partners since 2004, delivering higher education programmes approved by Plymouth University. The University is responsible for the academic standards of all awards granted in its name but both the College and University work together to enhance and maintain the quality assurance and enhancement of programmes.

If you are studying a course at Bridgwater College, you will not qualify to reside in Plymouth University Halls of Residence.

University of the West of England

At University of the West of England (UWE), we strive to ensure all our graduates are truly work-ready, whether working in industry or setting up their own business. Many of our tutors have industry experience meaning that you will be taught by people with up to date knowledge of the real world. Our strong links with industry partners ensure our courses reflect the current and future needs of employers.

University Partner Bristol UWE
University of the West of England

Our hands-on resources include a mock courtroom, a forensic Crime Scene House, a wind tunnel, a flight simulator, a Reuters trading room, and a whole host of specialist labs and studios depending on which course you choose.