The placement uniform swap shop

Need to exchange some placement uniform? The placement uniform swap shop is for you!

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Date and time
Wed 27 March 2024
12:00 - 14:00
The Students' Union at Glenside, Glenside Campus, Further info
Booking not required


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Here at The Students' Union, we understand how expensive placements can be. The price of uniforms, parking, accommodation and enough coffee to get you through your shift – it all adds up!

That's why we've created our placement uniform swap shop, to give our healthcare students a more budget-friendly, eco-friendly placement experience.

How to get involved


If you've finished your course, you can drop your pre-loved placement uniform items off in The Students' Union Office at Glenside at any time during standard opening hours. We accept all sizes and styles of uniform, but please make sure that everything is washed and in wearable condition, ready for its new lease of life.


Come along to our weekly Swap Shop events (every Wednesday during term time, 12:00-14:00) to exchange your uniform items for something more comfortable.


You can still pop along to a Swap Shop event, even if you don't have anything to swap. Whether your uniform hasn't arrived in time for placement or you're struggling to juggle laundry with late night shifts, we can help you out on a case-by-case basis.

Spread the word

Tell your friends, your course mates and your lecturers. This scheme is run solely on donations, so the more uniforms we have, the more students we can help!

More information

  • Please note that The Students' Union is a separate organisation to UWE Bristol, meaning that we are not directly responsible for providing new uniforms or placement information.
  • For any queries regarding your placement, please speak to your Placement Coordinator.
  • Contact details for professional placements at UWE Bristol can be found on the website.
  • As our swap shop is run on donations, we may not always have a full range of sizes in stock so we encourage students not to rely solely on this scheme for uniform.
  • If you're struggling with costs associated with your placement, help is available from UWE Bristol Student Money Service and The Students' Union Advice Centre.


The Students' Union at Glenside
Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill
BS16 1DD

Glenside Campus map

Venue information

  • Disabled parking: Yes
  • Step-free access: Yes
  • Automatic doors: Yes
  • Accessible toilets: Yes
  • Induction loop: No
  • Guide/ assistance dog-friendly: Yes
  • Quiet spaces available: Yes

Travel Information


Glenside Campus is a 30 min (approx.) walk from Frenchay Campus, either via Stoke Lane or through Stoke Park Estate. Please note that these routes include steep hills.


First Bus services 5 and 48A stop directly outside the main entrance to Glenside Campus. The 48A runs every 20 mins between Frenchay and Glenside.


Glenside is easily accessible from several local cycle routes. There are showers, lockers, bike shelters and free bike tools available on campus.


Parking is available on campus for permit holders only. Please ensure you have either an annual permit OR a free ‘permission to park’ permit along with a daily parking token displayed in your windscreen.

Inclusivity Statement

The Students’ Union at UWE welcomes all abilities/disabilities, ages, ethnicities, and genders into our spaces. If you have any questions, concerns or additional requirements then please let us know so that we can make your time at this event as comfortable as possible.

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