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