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About UWE Bristol

“The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university, which received university status in 1992. With over 30,000 students, UWE Bristol has a large international cohort of students, including running courses in Partnership with Universities around the world.

UWE Bristol is made up of several campuses in Greater Bristol. Frenchay Campus is the largest campus in terms of student numbers and the headquarters of most of its courses, with major centres such as the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the Bristol Business School. The City campus offers courses in the creative and cultural industries and is made up of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island, and Watershed. Frenchay Campus and Glenside Campus are home to most of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. In 2018, the Teaching Excellence Framework awarded the university Gold.”

The challenge

UWE Bristol

“We had challenges in producing our own paper, especially during a period of rebranding where we had to change the certificates within a short time period. Because all our paper production was in-house, we had to work with our internal priorities. The main challenge we faced was in certificate fraud, where our certificates were modified and photocopied for job applications. Because of the limited security features, we found there were a lot of sites selling copies of our certificates online and we were not able to control this.”

Advanced secure solutions

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UWE Bristol’s experience

Working with Advanced Secure Technologies

UWE Bristol has worked with Advanced Secure for three years now. They provided excellent professional support with the design and templating for our certificate and transcript paper, along with our Marketing team. They have been very helpful and responsive to our printing/paper requests. We are able to plan well in advance of our large print runs alongside our other priorities as a University.”

Using our solutions

“Our certificates have a more professional appearance and the security features are a major talking point. We have seen a reduction in fraudulent certificates and feel much more confident about our documents. We are able to order paper without having to manage internal priorities for printing at busy times.”

A selection of our customers

Blockchain Paper Customers - universities UK