Resources for students

Exploring and applying to university

Information and advice to help you learn more about university and how to make an application.

Fees, funding and finance

Tuition fees and the cost of living away from home is a big investment. That’s why it’s important that you have all the facts and know what it will cost. At UWE Bristol we also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to new students and applicants.

For information on eligibility for student funding and how to make an application, please watch Student Finance England's video guides.

Blackbullion is a collection of useful online tools and guides to help you understand and prepare for the financial realities of university study.

Writing your personal statement

Your personal statement is a key part of any successful UCAS application. For useful guidance on how to write your statement, these guides from UCAS and TheUniGuide are well worth a read.

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

Creative courses digital portfolio advice

Watch current creative degree course students here at UWE Bristol share their top tips for putting together your own digital portfolio. In addition to the great advice in this video, make sure you check our course information for programme specifics as well as our selection page for the most up-to-date portfolio requirements.

Future Quest

Future Quest is a programme for students in Years 10 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 offering all schools and colleges free access to their collection of interactive online resources.

Future Quest

Studying at UWE Bristol

Find out more about our wide range of courses, campuses and facilities and the support services available.

Three undergraduate students outside, studying in front of a laptop.

Applying to UWE Bristol

If you're considering applying to UWE Bristol, find everything you need to know here, from how to apply to your chosen course to what happens at each step in the UCAS process.

Two students on a campus tour at UWE Bristol

Life at UWE Bristol

Learn more about our city, campus and facilities, sports, activities and societies, and ways to get involved in volunteering, music or other things that matter to you.

Aerial view of Frenchay campus

Our campuses

Our three campuses are just a short bus ride from one another and each has its own friendly community, offering something unique. We've invested £300 million into state-of-the-art facilities.

Exterior shot of the Student Village, Frenchay Campus

Accommodation at UWE Bristol

We want you to feel at home from the moment you arrive. Take a 360 degree tour of our living spaces and get useful advice from our accommodation experts.

Preparing for higher education (HE) study

Explore our online workbooks to increase your confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed at university.


Getting ready to study at UWE Bristol

In this tutorial we cover how you will be taught, assessed and learn at UWE Bristol. We 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

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


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