They have won the title for the last three years and have Test players such as Rachel Poolman, Hannah Roberts, Rhian Bowden, Amy Day and Aimee Young in their squad.
And the UWIC men's team will be looking to match them and book their final place when they take on Exeter later in the evening.
The double-header of top class action starts with the women's match kicking-off at 2.00pm, UWIC qualifying for the last four by trouncing Cambridge 50-5 while Edinburgh defeated the College of St Mark and St John 45-15 in the quarter-finals.
The UWIC men's team, who have been knocked out by UWE for the last three seasons - including in the 2007 final - lock horns with Exeter at 7.15pm.
UWIC 22-20 Northumbria (2008) Final
UWIC 27-5 Loughborough (2007) Final
UWIC 71-7 Birmingham (2006) Final
UWIC 20-22 Loughborough (2005) Final
UWIC 15-17 UWE (2008) Semi Final
UWIC 14/27 UWE (2007) Final
UWIC 18-19 UWE (2006) Quarter Final
UWIC 22-27 Loughborough (2005) Semi Final
Tickets are £5 or £3 for students and give entry to both matches.
For further details or ticketing information for the final, please contact Priya Samuel, Sports Programme Manager British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org