Artists impression of the new UWE Bristol campus

Essential things to do on arrival at UWE Bristol

1. Move into your accommodation

Read our guide to moving in to your new home.

2. Attend the International and European Student Orientation

Make friends and find out everything you need to know about UWE Bristol at our essential international student orientation sessions.

3. Complete your UWE Bristol registration

Attend your face-to-face registration session. We will check your passport and visa, and give you your student ID card.

4. Collect and scan your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

If you have a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you need a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) within ten days of arrival in the UK. There are some small changes to the Biometric Residence Permit card collection process which means you can collect your BRP card from UWE Bristol rather than the nearest post office.

5. Register with the police

It is a condition of some visas that you register with the police on arrival in the UK. If so, you will need to do this within seven days of arrival in the UK. Read more about police registration.

6. Register with a doctor

To get healthcare in the UK you must register with a doctor. Read more about accessing healthcare.

7. Open a bank account

Fill in a bank letter request online and collect the letter from an Information Point. Read more information about opening an account in the UK on the UK Council for Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.

8. Course induction

At your course induction you can meet tutors and other students, and find out about your course. Read your preparing to study details for more information.

9. Get involved in University life

Once you've completed all the administration, it's time to start enjoying university! Read more about the things you can do to settle in.

10. 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.

11. Read our international arrival guide

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 useful information in a guide to help you settle in.

12. Visit the Global student support team

Make sure you meet the Global student support team to ask any questions or for help on adapting to your new environment.

“Bristol’s a great city to be in. It’s very green, friendly and culturally diverse, and much better than London, which is just too busy. Everybody’s welcome and everyone feels at home here.”

Muhammad, BEng Aerospace Engineering

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