Alumni Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are answers to some of the most popular questions that 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 five years
In the first instance you should contact your personal tutor. Email the relevant academic directly, requesting the reference (it is good practice to include some details of your time at UWE Bristol to remind them who you are). If you're unsure who to contact, current programme leaders can be contacted via the UWE Bristol courses database.
Find out more on applying for academic verifications, references and letters from the University.
Graduated more than five years ago
UWE Bristol cannot provide academic references for alumni who graduated more than five years ago. However, we are able to provide you with a verification letter. Please see our information on other types of certificates for further guidance.
How can I get careers advice?
How do I get in touch with my friends from UWE Bristol?
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 Bristol alumni?
How long can I access my UWE Bristol 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 Bristol Live mail through the email system 'Office 365'. This can be accessed through the Live mail link.
UWE Bristol Live email account access
Log in with your UWE Bristol user ID and UWE Bristol network password. You have access to your Live mail account for the 12 months after you achieve your award.
Your alumni status allows you free lifetime access to your references for as long as UWE Bristol 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 Bristol you will get free lifetime access to your references for as long as UWE Bristol has a subscription to RefWorks. If you are leaving UWE Bristol 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.
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