We're one of four research-intensive universities based in the South West and South Wales (Great West) region of the UK who make up the GW4 Alliance.

Founded in 2013, GW4 is an alliance of four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK:

Collaboration is key to success, and we work with other universities, businesses and civic bodies, acting as the anchor institutions to support a knowledge-intensive economy.

GW4 offers funding opportunities, training schemes, professional development, research collaboration and access to a wide range of resources.

GW4 works at pace and scale to:

  • add value by creating research and innovation that address some of the biggest challenges and priorities facing society, inform policy and attract investment to support regional economic growth, address regional skills needs and raise the national and international profile of our universities’ activities
  • help our universities to identify and develop new internal and external collaborations, building strategic partnerships to provide co-created solutions and increase our impact
  • provide sector-leading opportunities for research and training for our postgraduate and early career researchers and our technical staff, increasing diversity and inclusion, and enhancing research culture
  • enable and support shared cutting-edge equipment, infrastructure, and capabilities

Find out more about GW4