Answers to some of the most popular questions we are asked by alumni.
What is an alumnus or alumna?
How can I obtain a copy of my award certificate?
If your original award certificate has been lost or damaged, you can apply for a replacement award certificate.
Please note that there is a certificate replacement fee.
How can I obtain a copy of my transcript/certificate of credit?
How can I obtain an academic reference?
Graduated within 5 years
In the first instance, you should contact your personal tutor. E-mail the relevant Academic directly, requesting the reference (it is good practice to include some details of your time at UWE to remind them who you are). If you're unsure who to contact, current programme leaders can be contacted via the UWE courses database.
Find out more on applying for academic verifications, references and letters from the University.
Graduated more than 5 years ago
UWE cannot provide academic references for alumni who graduated more than 5 years ago. However, we are able to provide you with a verification letter. Please see our Other types of certificates web page for further guidance.
How can I get careers advice?
UWE alumni who left within the last three years can access all services offered by UWE Careers free of charge. UWE alumni who graduated more than three years ago are entitled to a 50% discount for career coaching through the UWE Careers ProfessionalPlus service. Please see the UWE Careers webpage for further details.
You can also access our web-based mynetwork directory to learn about different careers from the perspective of UWE alumni, develop contacts within specific industries and discover new job opportunities. Go to the mynetwork page for more information and to register for a password.
How do I get in touch with my friends from UWE?
I'd like to organise a reunion: can you help?
I'm an employer, how do I get a reference or confirmation of a student's achievement?
I'm an employer, how can I advertise job vacancies to UWE alumni?
How long can I access my UWE accounts for, after I leave?
MyUWE account access
Access to your myUWE account closes 42 days after you achieve your award (the date that is recorded on the student records system). After that time, you can continue to access your UWE Live mail through the email system 'Office 365'. This can be accessed through the Live mail link.
UWE Live e-mail account access
Log in with your UWE user ID and UWE network password. You have access to your Live mail account for 12 months after you achieve your award, and will be notified before the account is due to close.
Your alumni status allows you free lifetime access to your references for as long as UWE has a subscription to RefWorks. For details on how to access the alumni area of RefWorks please use the 'ask a librarian' link on the library website.
If you are retiring from UWE you will get free lifetime access to your references for as long as UWE has a subscription to RefWorks. If you are leaving UWE to work for another employer, you will lose access to your RefWorks account. However, you can create a backup copy of your references before you leave which you can then upload to any subsequent reference management software that you use.