Students walking on Frenchay Campus

When you arrive

We’re looking forward to meeting you when you arrive at UWE Bristol. To make your first few weeks as easy as possible, we’ve put together some information on things to do when you get here.

If you are an international student, view our information about what to do before you arrive and upon arrival, to be sure you've done everything you need to.

1. Settle in to your accommodation

Once you’ve collected your keys and unpacked, it’s time to meet your new neighbours. It’s also a good idea to find your accommodation reception and meet the Resident Assistant – they’re the people to ask if you have any questions.

Our Residents’ guide has all the practical information you need.

2. Attend a registration session

You should have already completed your online registration – now you need to attend a registration session in person. This is when we’ll give your UWE Bristol student ID card so don’t forget to bring photo ID with you.

Double check your joining instructions to confirm where and when your registration session will be. Learn more about registration and paying fees.

3. Attend your course induction

Your course induction sessions are compulsory, so double check when they take place via your joining instructions. At your induction you’ll meet your programme leader and hear about how your course is structured.

4. Get set up on UWE Bristol’s IT systems

Learn everything you need to know about getting started with our IT systems, including how to connect to the WiFi network, where to find a student computer and who to contact when something isn’t working.

Internet in UWE Bristol accommodation is run slightly differently – find out how to get connected in your accommodation.

5. Explore the campus

There’s lots to see, so spend some time exploring the campus. Look out for the Information Points, Library, catering outlets and The Students’ Union at UWE.

6. Check your timetable

Most timetables will be available once you gain access to myUWE.

7. Register with a doctor

We’d recommend that you register with a doctor, so that you can receive medical care if you need it.

Any student can register with the University Health Centre on Frenchay Campus – you don’t have to live or study at Frenchay. It’s easy to register online.

As a student you may be eligible for free or reduced cost health care treatment, such as NHS prescriptions, NHS dental treatment and sight tests, glasses and contact lenses. You’ll need to complete a HC1 form pick one up from any Information Point.

8. Arrange support

If you have a disability, medical condition or Specific Learning Difficulty and you didn't disclose as part of your application to UWE Bristol, please get in touch with our Disability Service. They’ll help you to access support for your studies.

9. Any questions?

If you have any questions about anything here at UWE Bristol, our Information Points are here to help. They’ll either have the answer or put you in touch with someone who does.

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