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International Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming you to UWE Bristol! As a new international or EU student, International Student Orientation is your chance to learn important information about the University.

International welcome

Get the information you need to settle in to your course by going to one of the below sessions. Please click each activity's link to book on to it.

Due to demand, we're running two sessions on Friday. Please note: you only need to go to one session as the content is repeated on both days.

Session one: Friday 14 September 

10:00-10:30 British culture and cultural awareness
10:30-11:30

Where to get support:

  • Student Support Services
  • Accommodation Induction
  • Academic skills support
  • Global Buddies
  • UK Visa/immigration talk – combined talk for International students including EU ones
11:30-12:00

Taking care of yourself and your health

  • Specific Learning difficulties
  • Healthy University and Speak Up Campaign
Country-specific session
11:30-13:00

The country-specific sessions runs at the same time as some others. If you’d like to attend these sessions they are repeated on Saturday 15 September. Please take a look at Saturday’s schedule for details of how to register.

12:00-13:30

Employability – Develop your career at UWE Bristol

  • UWE Bristol Careers
  • UWE Bristol Volunteering
  • International Talent programme
  • Gradlink
13:30-14:00 Break
14:00-15:00

Making the most of your time at UWE Bristol and in Bristol

  • Bristol International Student Centre
  • The Students' Union at UWE overview and tour
  • Student panel; question and answer
15:00-16:00

Money matters – the art of juggling your money at university

  • Money Advice and Funds Service
  • Managing your money
  • Opening a bank account
  • Ways to enhance your money skills at UWE Bristol

Session two: Friday 14 September

10:00-11:30

Employability – Develop your career at UWE Bristol

  • UWE Bristol Careers
  • UWE Bristol Volunteering
  • International Talent programme
  • Gradlink
11:30-12:30

Making the most of your time at UWE Bristol and in Bristol

  • Bristol International Student Centre
  • Student Union overview and tour
  • Student panel and question and answer
Country-specific session
11:30-13:00

The country-specific sessions runs at the same time as some others. If you’d like to attend these sessions they are repeated on Saturday 15 September. Please take a look at Saturday’s schedule for details of how to register.

12:30-13:30

Money matters – the art of juggling your money at university

  • Money Advice and Funds Service
  • Managing your money
  • Opening a bank account
  • Ways to enhance your money skills at UWE Bristol
13:30-14:30

Where to get support

  • Student Support Services
  • Accommodation Induction
  • Academic skills support
  • Global Buddies
  • UK Visa/Immigration Talk – combined talk for International students including EU ones
14:30-15:00

Taking care of yourself and your health

  • Specific Learning difficulties
  • Healthy University and Speak Up Campaign

Session three: Saturday 15 September

10:30-11:30

Where to get support

  • Student Support Services
  • Accommodation Induction
  • Academic skills support
  • Global Buddies
  • UK Visa/Immigration Talk – combined talk for International students including EU ones
11:30-12:00

Taking care of yourself and your health

  • Specific Learning difficulties
  • Healthy University and Speak Up Campaign
12:00-13:30

Money matters – the art of juggling your money at university

  • Money Advice and Funds Service
  • Managing your money
  • Opening a bank account
  • Ways to enhance your money skills at UWE Bristol
13:30-14:00 Break
14:00-15:00

Making the most of your time at UWE Bristol and in Bristol

  • Bristol International Student Centre
  • The Students' Union at UWE overview and tour
  • Student panel and question and answer

Orientation essentials

  • Don't forget that you must register and get your visa checked in person.
  • Check out the Freshers' Fair, taking place 11:00-16:00 on Friday 21 September 2018. With over 200 stalls, you can find out about The Students’ Union at UWE, sport clubs, societies ranging from a capella to anime, and more.
  • If you're studying at Bower Ashton, go to the induction day on Monday 17 September 2018.

Orientation events by day

There's going to be plenty of fun and social things going on over the next few weeks, so take a look at our upcoming events.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Orientation, please email globalstudents@uwe.ac.uk.

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