Supporting current students by providing a range of specialist services, to enable them to make the best use of the academic and personal development opportunities available to them at UWE.
Access West of England
Access West of England carries out Disabled Students’ Allowances needs assessments for disabled applicants and students undertaking Higher Education courses.
The Disability Service offers advice, guidance and practical support and adjustments to students with an impairment, medical condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, in order to enhance their access and progression through Higher Education.
Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Service
The Dyslexia/SpLD Service carries out screenings and diagnostic assessments for students who think they may have specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) and provides specialist study skills tuition to students with a confirmed diagnosis of specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).
Supporting students with visas and coming to the UK including making visa applications and sending applications to the Home Office, explaining the conditions of their immigration status in the UK, ensuring that students meet the requirements of their visa and answering queries from staff and students about immigration status and issues.
Information Points are the first point of contact for any student query. We have Information Points across all UWE campuses with dedicated staff to provide advice and access to support services. Information Points can be found at Frenchay, Bower Ashton, Glenside and Gloucester campuses.
Money Advice and Funds Service
Money Advisers provide advice on fees and funding, tuition fees, benefits, council tax, debt and managing on a student budget to applicants and current students. The Funds Team process applications to the UWE Bursary, the Learner’s Support Fund and short-term loans, as well as other funds.
Student Support Advisers provide information and advice on a wide range of university matters including course related issues, options and module choices, University regulations, transferring to other courses, withdrawal, taking time out, extenuating circumstances and what to do if unforeseen personal or medical issues affect a student’s study.
Student Retention and Success
Providing student retention and success related strategies, leadership and expertise, enabling faculties and professional services to improve retention at the University.
The Community Hub
The Community Hub provides facilities for prayer and worship for students and staff of all faiths, as well as a variety of global and cultural events for students. Our Faith and Spirituality team provides a range of opportunities for students to practice and explore their faith, advice on spiritual and ethical concerns, and information about faith groups at UWE and in the local community.
UWE Volunteering helps students and staff to gain skills and engage with the wider community through a wide range of volunteering opportunities, from action days to working with local charities, and advice on setting up your own project.
The Wellbeing Service offers a comprehensive array of support services to help students with their mental health and personal development needs including counselling, mental health support, and mentoring.