Online resources for year 13 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

Maximising your time at university

This session outlines the vast number of opportunities and activities on offer for you at university, and how important it is to get involved in these from your first year onwards to boost your future employability prospects. The session is aimed at students in their final year of sixth form or college who have already applied to university.

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.

Preparing for higher education study

UWE Bristol Library Services has created a range of online ‘How to’ workbooks to provide information and tutorials to help you get ready for the start of your degree.

How to make notes and read effectively

The aim of this workbook is to help develop your academic reading and note taking skills. You’ll learn to evaluate what to read and identify when skimming and scanning are useful tactics, as well as exploring how to prepare for lectures and techniques to build on your notes.

How to make notes and read effectively

How to reference and avoid plagiarism 

This workbook teaches you all about citing and referencing rules, so you’ll be able to correctly acknowledge sources and avoid any plagiarism in your assignments. It also shows you how to apply the best fit approach to different types of information and how to paraphrase effectively.

How to reference and avoid plagiarism

How to plan and structure your writing 

This workbook shows you how to properly plan and structure your writing. We’ll focus on techniques such as analysing assignment titles, organising your thoughts clearly and using paragraphs correctly.

How to plan and structure your writing

How to put your reading into writing 

This workbook introduces you to the concept of synthesis and why it’s important, as well as how to effectively summarise research and identify themes within reading. 

How to put your reading into writing

How to write critically 

In this workbook you’ll be encouraged to question your assumptions about information and evaluate evidence, helping you to develop the key skill of critical thinking.

How to write critically

Specific support for Year 13 UWE Bristol applicants/offer holders

If you’re in your final year of sixth form or college and have already applied to study at UWE Bristol, find out more here about the application timeline, as well as UWE Bristol’s online webinars and virtual open days.

Undergraduate applications

Getting ready to study at UWE Bristol

In this tutorial we look into how you will be taught, assessed and learn at UWE Bristol. We’ll also consider what’s expected when studying at university level, and the study skills you need to get the most from your time with us.

Prepare for study

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