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.
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.
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
6. Check your timetable
Most of you will be able to see your teaching timetable from midday on Wednesday 6 September. You'll find it under the Courses tab on myUWE. There are some exceptions – so check our timetable publication dates.
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.
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. Attend some Welcome events
We run a series of Welcome events to help you settle in and meet new people. From film nights to sports, there’s something for everyone.
10. Read your Welcome Guide
You’ll be given a Welcome Guide at your registration session that lists all the services we provide to help you during your studies. You may not need to use any of these services, but it’s good to know they’re there if you need them.
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.