Global student support

A dedicated team for international and EU students, our aim is to support you throughout your student journey at UWE Bristol.

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Support for international and European students

The Global Student Support Team offer information and advice to ensure you receive all the support you need to get the best from your time at UWE Bristol.  We are here to help you to settle in when you first arrive at UWE Bristol and organise social events to help you to adapt to your new environment.

We've moved our services online so you can access them remotely from the safety and comfort of your home. If you have any questions or concerns, please email  

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Before you start your studies

Before you arrive

There are lots of things to do before coming to UWE Bristol from making your travel arrangements to sorting your accommodation in the UK and applying for your visa.

International Student Orientation

Designed to coincide with your course induction and registration activities, International Student Orientation will give you important information about UWE Bristol and the Bristol community. It is also a great way to meet other new students.

Support services

There is a wide range of support services available for all students, which includes disability and wellbeing support, funding and financial support, and careers support. We also have Student Support Advisers to advise on a wide range of academic matters.

Student support services
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"There is incredible support at UWE Bristol. I was very impressed with how different the learning environment was. Classes were so interactive, very hands-on, taught in small groups and a great mix of different cultures."

Nkechi, MSc International Human Resource Management

Nkechi MSc International Human Resource Management

Other sources of support

Campus resident Facebook support group

If you've remained living on campus through this period, please join the UWE Bristol campus resident support group. The Accommodation Team are ready and waiting to support you through your stay.

Chinese Community Society

Free telephone helpline service to seek assistance on a range of issues. This project offers a free telephone helpline service to the Chinese community in the South West region. You can contact them by phone 0808 802 0012 or email

International student app

The newly launched International Students app provides dedicated support for international students. From advice on health and well-being, to housing, finance and study support. It's filled with practical tips and advice to support you once you arrive in the UK, including making friends and learning the English language.

The app is available on both iPhone and Android.


Nilaari is a local Back, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with therapists delivering support talking therapies and workshops for students experiencing the rigours of university life. The charity is currently offering all services via telephone.

The Students' Union at UWE

The Students' Union at UWE represents all UWE Bristol students. Through the Student's Union you can try new opportunities, find support, and become part of a community. There are lots of opportunities to find a community where you can share your experiences and get to know other students.

There are over 30 student-led national, faith and identity societies for you to choose from. They will help you to meet people with the same interests or beliefs, as well as learn about new cultures.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have questions:


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Find out about a wide range of events and activities by following our Global UWE Facebook and Instagram pages.