Students walking on Frenchay Campus

When you arrive

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 information on things to do when you get here.

If you are an international student, view our information about what to do before you arrive and upon arrival, to be sure you've done everything you need to.

1. Complete your registration

You should have already completed your online registration. Now you need to complete your registration in person. This is when we’ll give you your UWE Bristol student ID card, so don’t forget to bring photo ID with you. Please attend our Welcome Hub in the Students’ Union, U Block, Union 1, Upper Engagement Space. The opening hours are:

  • week commencing 6 January 2020 – 10:00-16:00
  • 13, 14, 15 January 2020 - 10:00-16:00
  • 16, 17 January 2020 - 10:00-14:00
  • week commencing 20 January 2020 – 10:00-14:00.

  • If you're going to be studying at Frenchay or City Campus, please attend the Welcome Hub.
  • If you're going to study at Glenside, your registration will take place during your induction.

Learn more about registration and paying fees.

Arrangements for picking up your keys will be communicated in due course.

2. 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.

3. Check your timetable

Once you’ve received your UWE Bristol login details you’ll be able to check your timetable after the timetable release date. You'll find it under the Courses tab on myUWE. If you have any problems viewing your timetable or it hasn't appeared, please follow the self-help guide in InfoHub (you'll need your UWE Bristol login details) or contact an Information Point for help.

Please note that we can’t confirm your timetable before the release date. 

Keep a note of the term dates for the academic year, and remember that they can differ for some courses. 

4. Attend your course induction

Your course induction sessions are compulsory. They take place during the week beginning 13 January 2020, although some start earlier than that. If this applies to you it will be specified on your timetable. 

The date and details of your first induction session will be available on your timetable in myUWE. See point four for guidance of how to access it.

Please be aware that induction for some postgraduate courses may be different.

5. Explore the campus

There’s lots to see, so spend some time exploring the campus. Look out for the Information Points, Library, catering outlets and The Students’ Union at UWE.

6. Register with a doctor

Make sure that you register with a doctor, so that you can receive medical care if you need it.

Any student can register with the University Health Centre on Frenchay Campus – you don’t have to live or study at Frenchay. It’s easy to register online.

As a student you may be eligible for free or reduced cost health care treatment, such as NHS prescriptions, NHS dental treatment and sight tests, glasses and contact lenses. You’ll need to complete a HC1 form pick one up from any Information Point.

7. Arrange reasonable adjustments

If you’re disabled, including if you have a medical condition, a mental health condition or a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and if not done so already, please send your medical evidence to

Find out more about support for disabled students.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about anything here at UWE Bristol, our Information Points are here to help. They’ll either have the answer or put you in touch with someone who does.

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