Alumni FAQs

Graduate students

Answers to some of the most popular questions we are asked about alumni.

What is an alumnus or alumna?

An alumnus is a male graduate or former student and an alumna is a female graduate or former student. “Alumni” is the plural referring to graduates of both sexes. You automatically become a member of the UWE Alumni Network when you complete a course or programme with UWE. We don’t use the term graduate as not all UWE alumni are graduates.

How can I obtain a copy of my award certificate?

You can apply for a replacement award certificate on the Corporate and Academic Services website. View the guidance notes and application form for further information.

How can I obtain a copy of my transcript/certificate of credit?

You can apply for a replacement transcript/certificate of credit on the Corporate and Academic Services website. View the guidance notes and application form for further information.

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?

Go to the Find Your Friends page and provide us with as much information as possible. If we've got a current address for them, we'll let them know that you're trying to contact them. Due to the Data Protection Act (1998) we are unable to divulge any addresses directly to a third party

I'd like to organise a reunion: can you help?

We can advise you on arranging a venue, mailing lists and accommodation. If you've got an idea for a reunion let us know and we’ll try to help. Go to the Reunions page for more information.

I'm an employer, how do I get a reference or confirmation of a student's achievement?

To obtain a reference or confirmation that a job applicant has completed a course at UWE, you should put your request in writing to the Student Information Request Team via email: sirt@uwe.ac.uk. Your request should include the name of the award claimed together with the year of completion, plus the full name of the student at time of study and their date of birth. Please note that you must obtain written consent from the job applicant.

I'm an employer, how can I advertise job vacancies to UWE alumni?

Advertise jobs, placements, work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities for students and graduates with our free online system, UWE infoHub. Graduate jobs registered at UWE are also shared with other universities in the South West of England.  For more information, visit our Recruitment Services webpage.

I've completed my studies, how can I access my UWE Live mail account?

Once your myUWE account has been closed you can continue to access your UWE Live mail through the email system 'Office 365'. This can be accessed through the following live mail link. Your Windows Live ID is your UWE Live e-mail address and the inital password is your UWE network password.

Page last updated 28 July 2014

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