Alumni services and discounts

As a UWE Bristol graduate you can benefit from the following:

Postgraduate discounts and scholarships

We're delighted to offer UWE Bristol alumni a tuition fee discount of 15% on a number of our full-time and part-time taught postgraduate courses.

If you’ve graduated in the past two years, you may also be eligible to apply for a Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship, which provides a total 50% discount on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses.

Find out more about postgraduate discounts and scholarships.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Whether you're looking for personal career development or for training to meet the needs of your organisation, we can help you achieve your goals.

Our expert staff and diverse professional training courses offer you the opportunity to acquire new skills and enhance your existing experience. Many of our short and professional courses offer discounted prices to UWE Bristol alumni.

Find out more about continuing your professional development.

Trailblazer programme

Offered exclusively to UWE Bristol Alumni, our Trailblazer Programme blends face-to-face sessions with webinars and social events. You will be motived to maximise personal impact, boost effectiveness and develop leadership skills.

Find out more about the Trailblazer programme.

Alumni Connect networking and mentoring

Join a community of over 3,000 UWE Bristol alumni and students from around the world. You can find industry experts, professional contacts, local connections and old friends. You can offer to be a mentor or browse for a mentor yourself.

Find out more about Alumni Connect.

Careers and business support

Whether you’re a recent UWE Bristol graduate or a long-standing member of our alumni community, we can support you to find a new job, progress in your role, change career, or launch a new business. We can also help you to recruit UWE Bristol student and graduate talent for your organisation.

Find out more about careers and business support.

Access to UWE Bristol systems (for new graduates only)

If you have recently graduated, or are soon to leave UWE Bristol, please look at the information for final year students, which clarifies how long you have access to systems such as Blackboard and MyUWE.

Blackbullion online money resource

Blackbullion is an award-winning education technology company which offers free financial advice online, equipping students and graduates with money skills for life. For a limited time, we are offering alumni free access.

Find out how you can join Blackbullion for free.

Kooth online counselling (for new graduates only)

Free online wellbeing support from Kooth Student is available to graduates for one year after graduating.

Register online by entering your UWE Bristol email address. The service is anonymous and confidential.

Library membership

UWE Bristol alumni are entitled to borrow up to five books at a time and to make two reservations free of charge. Alumni are able to join as members for free. Please note that, due to the University's licensing agreements, you are unable to borrow audio-visual materials and short-loan items.

To take advantage of the Library borrowing entitlement, simply complete the online application to join the Library.

UWE Bristol Centre for Sport

UWE Bristol offer variety of membership option for alumni, from the all-inclusive Active Card to Gym Only. UWE Bristol alumni receive discounts on membership packages, facility hire and sports services such as physiotherapy.

There is also the opportunity to get involved in events, such as the Bristol 10K where you run as part of the Varsity team. Keep an eye on the UWE Bristol Sport website for news.

To join, you’ll need to provide proof of your alumni status at the Centre for Sport. You can request proof by emailing the Alumni Team:

Reunions and finding old friends

If you’re interested in arranging a reunion event, our Reunion web pages explain how we can help.

We can also help you connect with old University friends, either through our Alumni Connect site or Find your friends service.

Guest access to databases

Former students and staff are also able to have guest user access to some of UWE Bristol's e-resources. Guest access to databases is available from all UWE Bristol campus libraries. Please note that access to the computers may be limited in busy times and is only permitted during staffed opening hours. You can get more information on guest access from the Library.

We recommend that you check what databases are available for guest access before you visit the Library, as not all database providers permit use of their databases by members of the public.

View more information, including how to register to use the Library service.


Alumni are allowed 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.

Discounts on The Students' Union at UWE sports and societies

UWE Bristol alumni are welcome to join The Students' Union at UWE sports clubs. You can join by paying twice the sports fee that students pay, excluding sub-aqua. The sports fee provides you with access to as many sports clubs as you wish and is comprehensive insurance. Please see the sports information from The Students’ Union at UWE.

In order to join a society there will also be an additional fee, which varies depending on the society you wish to join. Please refer to individual societies for more information.

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