Online resources for year 12 students

UWE Bristol Virtual Open Day

The best way to find out if UWE Bristol is for you is to come along to an Open Day. But right now, we have to keep everyone around us safe by staying home. So while physical events aren't possible at the moment, we're opening our doors digitally. Starting on Saturday 6 June and taking place over one week, our Online Open Event will help you safely discover what's waiting for you at UWE Bristol.

We’ll give you the information you need to make a life-changing choice. You’ll have the chance to:

  • meet our course leaders and teaching staff to discover what our pioneering courses can offer you
  • take part in Q&A sessions to get the full story from our current students
  • get practical tips, help and advice on accommodation, fees and funding, access and applications
  • find out about our fantastic facilities like our Centres for Music and Sport.

Register to attend

Ask a student - Chat online with current UWE Bristol students

We have a team of friendly and enthusiastic student ambassadors, who are all current students at the University, ready to answer any questions our prospective students and applicants may have. Students can browse student ambassador profiles on our secure platform, and then select the one they want to talk to, whenever it suits them.

Chat to students

Why go to university?

This session highlights how studying in higher education can increase your employability and offers many benefits personally.  It also looks at the common concerns many students have when weighing up this option for themselves. The session is useful as a starting point to consider your post-18 options (typically from spring onwards in Year 12).

Download our handout to get the most out of the session.

If you need the session in an alternative format, there is a transcript available.

Choosing courses in higher education

This session covers the many different factors you need to consider when choosing courses and universities. It’s been designed to help you feel more confident in making this decision and clearer about what you want to do next. We recommend that you complete this session before beginning your own research into higher education courses.

Download our handout to get the most out of the session.

If you need the session in an alternative format, there is a transcript available.

Writing your personal statement

This session explains all about the personal statement, including what it is and why it’s such a key part of any successful UCAS application. We’ll offer useful advice on how to structure your statement and the content, as well as tips to help you stand out from the crowd. At the end of this session, you should feel confident and all set to get started on writing your statement. It’s useful if you have already chosen the degree course you would like to study before doing this session.


Download our handout to get the most out of the session.

If you need the session in an alternative format, there is a transcript available.

Healthcare personal statement resources 

If you are specifically interested in a career in healthcare, use these helpful resources to write your personal statement: 

Applying to UWE Bristol

For students considering applying to UWE Bristol, the following links provide everything you need to know. From how to apply for your chosen course to what happens at each step in the UCAS process, it’s all covered. You can also find out more about our city, accommodation, campus and facilities, sports, activities and societies, and ways to get involved in volunteering, music or other things that matter to you.

Undergraduate applications

Life at UWE Bristol

Ask an adviser

UWE Bristol’s team of qualified careers advisers is now available to answer any questions from students considering study in higher education. Before you ask a question, it’s a good idea to spend some time researching your options and thinking about your preferences. We hope this service will help you to understand the options available to you and feel clearer about your next steps.

Email your questions to us at

  To help us best answer your question:

  • remember to let us know which subject(s) you’re currently studying, as well as any plans you have for higher education study and anything else that’s relevant to your question
  • make sure you don’t include any sensitive or personal information in any question you submit
  • contact us using your school or college email account only, not a personal email address. 

We’ll get back to you within five working days.

Heading Higher Passport Plus

Heading Higher Passport Plus (HHP+) is a scheme that helps to prepare Level 3 learners for higher education and earns them up to 16 UCAS tariff points towards their offer to study at UWE Bristol. Starting in Year 12/FE Year 1, students complete a range of activities to help them feel more confident about their higher education study plans. To guarantee HHP+ benefits, eligible learners must register by the January UCAS deadline.

Heading Higher Passport Plus

Future Quest

Future Quest is a programme for students in Years 9 to 13, giving you all you need to know about higher education and your options ahead. You will also learn about life and study skills, as well as how to develop your self awareness, self confidence and resilience. The Future Quest team are now offering all schools and colleges free access to their collection of interactive online resources, which are updated regularly. You will need to register on the website to be able to access the materials.

Future Quest