Ready to face anything
We know that going to university is a big deal. From newfound freedom to new people, city and routine. It’s our aim as a university to give you the tools and support you’ll need to thrive in your new home and to get on and succeed in life. That means helping you develop the skills you need to look after your mental health in the same way as your physical health.
Built into the curriculum
- We’ve developed our Five Secrets to
Success, a wellbeing module that will help you develop the
skills you’ll need to navigate university. This is focussed around
five key themes:
- Discovering your student self.
- Engaging with your course.
- Growing your confidence.
- Visualising your future.
- Connecting with others.
You’ll be asked to complete each theme before arriving at UWE Bristol so that you’ll feel ready to take on anything and everything.
- You’ll also be assigned an academic personal tutor and have access to study skills workshops where you’ll be guided through the academic side of things. There is also specific support for international study support, should you need it.
- Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a student-to-student support scheme. PAL mentors help with all sorts, from academic to making the transition to university.
Support to be you
- Student Support Advisers and our Wellbeing Service are on hand if you ever need a listening ear and there are a range of social activities to get involved with to help you make friends and connections and feel part of a community.
- The Disability Service is here to provide you specialist support for disabilities, specific learning difficulties or health conditions.
- The UWE Cares service for carers, care leavers or estranged students will be a point of contact for you throughout your time at UWE Bristol, helping you get the right support when you need it.
- We’re really passionate about valuing and empowering diversity at UWE Bristol from BME programmes to our well-supported LGBT+ communities.
Help with the practical stuff
- Face-to-face advice available at Information Points across all campuses. They'll answer your questions on everything from bus times to where to get the best coffee.
- Our specialist money advisers are on hand to offer support and advice along with lots of top tips and self-help guides to help you get to grips with living on a budget.
- Access to advice on choosing accommodation, getting settled with new flatmates and dealing with private landlords is available from our accommodation service and independent Students' Union at UWE advice centre.
Explore our courses
We offer a range of undergraduate courses across multiple disciplines. Each course is designed to boost your employment prospects and prepare you for your future career.