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Global student support team

Coming to university is an exciting time but we also understand that sometimes you need a little help and support along the way. The Global Student Support team are able to offer information and advice to ensure you receive all the support you need to get the best from your time at UWE Bristol.

The Global Student Support team get involved with:

Pre-arrival support

There are lots of things to do before coming to UWE Bristol from making your travel arrangements to sorting your accommodation in the UK and applying for your visa.

View 10 things to do before you arrive at UWE Bristol.

Private accommodation search

Before you arrive to start your studies at the University, you may be required to look at private accommodation options in the city of Bristol - you can find some useful accommodation websites listed on The Students' Union website.

If you would like some help searching for private accommodation, please complete this short form.

It is important that you find accommodation before arriving in the UK, as the University cannot offer you a room whilst you search. So please arrange temporary accommodation if needed (such as to stay in an Airbnb or hotel).

The University has created a list of local accommodation contacts.

Please contact if you have any questions, or you can post messages on our Facebook chat group to contact UWE Bristol students directly.

International Student Orientation

Designed to coincide with your course induction and registration activities, International Student Orientation will give you important information about UWE Bristol and the Bristol community. It is also a great way to meet other new students. 

Learn more about International Student Orientation.

Day trips and events

Along with coordinating International Student Orientation, the team arrange day trips and events throughout the year and promote cultural and exchange activities.

More information about day trips and events.

Support during your studies

The Global Student Support team are here to help you to settle in when you first arrive at UWE Bristol. They organise social events to help you to adapt to your new environment. There is also a wide range of support services available for all students including our Disability Service, Wellbeing Service, Student Money Service and Careers Service. We also have our Student Support Advisers who can advise on a wide range of academic matters.    

Contact us

For more information about the available support for international students contact us in one of the following ways:



At the moment, the team is working remotely and is available to support you by email and phone. Please note that we are unable to respond to inquiries during the weekend.

If your inquiry is urgent and you need immediate response you can also contact the other services that may be able to help:

Information Points

All Frenchay, Glenside, Gloucester and City Campus Information points will be closed until further notice.

Staff are working remotely and will pick up queries via email and telephone (lines are opening Monday to Thursday between 08:30–17:00, 16:30 on Fridays)

Please follow Coronavirus guidance for students where you can find most up to date and accurate answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Other support

UWE Wellbeing

UWE provides wellbeing support for students. The support is available online and over the phone. The Wellbeing Service is currently open; however, all appointments are now via telephone. You can visit the website or call on +44(0)117 3286268 or email

Chinese Community Society

Free telephone helpline service to seek assistance on a range of issues. This project offers a free telephone helpline service to the Chinese community in the South West region.

UWE Global Facebook

Find out about a wide range of events and activities by following our UWE Global Facebook page.

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