Minibus service direct to Bower Ashton starting on Monday 6 December

Successful businessman and motivational speaker Nido Qubein once said ‘change brings opportunity’, this quote could not be more apt thanks to the incredible, determined and tireless work from the Presidents of The Students’ Union.


This long-running issue of transport links to and from Bower Ashton Campus was fed back to the campus and Presidents team through plenty of constructive, healthy and open conversations. Without proper transport links, students have understandably felt marginalised and isolated. This crucial feedback from students alerted both First Bus and UWE Bristol’s senior team to the issue.

First Bus is still working on a long term solution to fix this issue but, thanks to the arduous work of the Presidents and Campus team, UWE Bristol has agreed to a free, short-term solution of a minibus service from Bristol city centre to Bower Ashton Campus starting from Monday 6 December.

This minibus service is a short-term trial that requires usage; for a longer-term solution to this issue, the short-term minibus service must be used. That is where we need your help! Our campaign for a longer-term solution will have a much more potent message if this minibus service is used frequently. So hop on board and enjoy the ride!


Bus Schedule:

Bristol City Centre to Bower Aston Studios at 08:15 daily Monday - Friday


Bower Ashton to Bristol City Centre at 15:30 Monday - Friday


Bower Ashton to Bristol City Centre at 17:30 Monday - Friday


This service will be free of charge and will operate until Friday 17 December


Exact pickup location outside (Bus Station) Bristol Magistrates courts Marlborough St BS1 3NU / Bower Ashton Campus turning circle BS3 2JT.

Please note that this trial service will operate on a first come first served basis and seats cannot be reserved. Wearing facemasks will be mandatory on the service unless medically exempt. The service is only open to staff and students at UWE Bristol and you may be asked to show your UWE ID to confirm your identity. The service will depart at scheduled times so please arrive before published times.

If you have any feedback about the service please send this to and we’ll let UWE know.