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Alumni network benefits and services

As a UWE Bristol graduate, you can also benefit from a range of discounts and services. As well as course discounts, careers and start-up support, and unique alumni events and opportunities, you can benefit from the following:

Access to UWE Bristol systems for new graduates

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. It provides money-smart digital education to help you make better financial decisions now and in the future.

For a limited time, we are offering alumni free access to the Blackbullion site. You can use the online modules for six months from the point of registration, accessing the full resources from simple budgeting tips to breaking down student loan repayments. There’s advice about funding a Masters or PhD, tax, investments, and even getting on the housing ladder.

When you register for the site, your data will be processed in line with our Alumni Privacy Notice and Blackbullion’s Privacy Notice.

We will capture basic engagement data (eg registrations and logins) in order to help us enhance and improve our services to alumni. Under no circumstances will we access or process your financial information.

Register now using the passcode uwealumni and take control of your finances.

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.

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.

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.

UWE Bristol Centre for Sport

Membership discounts at the Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus are available for alumni.

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

RefWorks (students)

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.

RefWorks (staff)

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.

Contact from US-based professional network service

Please be aware that a US-based organisation has been contacting alumni across the globe offering a professional network service for a financial cost. UWE Bristol is in no way affiliated with this organisation. We welcome our alumni to stay connected with us free of charge. If you have any concerns please contact us.

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