We’re looking forward to welcoming you as you begin your studies at UWE Bristol. To make joining us as easy as possible, we’ve put together a list of things you need to do before you arrive.
If you're an international student, please read our pre-arrival information for new international students in conjunction with this checklist.
1. Activate your UWE Bristol IT systems accounts
Once you have satisfied all admissions requirements, we'll send you your login details for our IT systems to the email address that we've been using to communicate with you. This will be from August onwards.
Please follow the instructions to activate your account once you’ve received your login details.
Once your account has been activated, we’ll send all future communications to your University email account (you can find it through myUWE, the student portal). Make sure that you check it regularly.
2. Complete your online registration
Register online, confirm your personal details and submit your photograph for your university ID card.
It is essential that you follow steps one and two to complete your online registration. You won’t be able to access Blackboard (your virtual learning environment) or get full access to myUWE (your student portal) until you’ve registered.
3. Make arrangements to pay your fees
4. Complete your disclosure checks (specific courses only)
If you're going to be studying a specific health or education course, you'll need to complete your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks. You'll have received the relevant details to apply for this via your Welcome website when you firmly accepted your offer.
If you have any queries relating about disclosure checks please email the Applicant Experience Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Read your Preparing to Study documents
You’ll be sent some information to your Welcome Portal and contact email address about how to prepare for your course. Make sure you read this well in advance of your induction, as there may be tasks and activities that you’ll need to complete for your first induction session.
6. Pack your photo ID
You'll need photographic evidence of your identity (such as a valid passport, driving licence or EU/Swiss Identity Card) so that you can complete your registration in person at the University.
7. Access your teaching timetable via myUWE
If you have any problems viewing it, follow the self-help guide in InfoHub (you'll need your UWE Bristol login details) to see what you should do next.
8. Check the details of your first induction session
Induction week for most courses will be during the week of 16 September 2019. It is compulsory, so please don’t make any other plans during this week.
Please be aware that induction for some courses may be different. View a list of exceptions.
You can access the specific date, time and location of your first session via your online timetable.
We may need to make changes to your course induction, so please check your online timetable the week before to ensure you have the most up-to-date details.
During induction week there are a variety of activities that you may be involved in. Examples include group work, visual and audio presentations, coach trips, site visits, walking tours and boat trips. If you have any access requirements, please contact the Disability Service at email@example.com and copy in your course leader as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to ensure that you can take part.
9. Change your disability code (if you need to)
If you’re disabled, including if you have a medical condition, a mental health condition or a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and you didn’t disclose it as part of your application to UWE Bristol, get in touch with UCAS to change your disability code. You can contact UCAS on 0371 468 0468.
Find out more about support for disabled students.
10. Read the moving in guide
You're almost there! Take a look at the moving in instructions for practical guidance on settling into your accommodation. This includes what you should bring, where to collect your keys and lots more.
11. Any questions?
Our new students' hotline is there to answer any
questions you may have about your application:
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333
Make sure that you have your UWE Welcome ID to hand so that we can find your information quickly.
If you have any questions about registration, fees and funding, starting your course or university life in general, please contact our Information Points:
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 85678
When you've arrived
Now you’ve completed everything you need to do before you arrive, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do when you get here. Follow our arrival checklist for an easy start to life at UWE Bristol.