Airport welcome

Information about airport welcome service for international and EU students visiting UWE Bristol.

Arriving in the UK

We look forward to welcoming you to UWE Bristol. Details of the Airport Welcome Service, including dates and terms and conditions, are currently being finalised and will be available closer to the time. We will update you as soon as we have this information.

Contact us

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If you have any questions about Airport Welcome Service, please email

When you arrive in the UK

UK currency

Please make sure that you have some UK currency with you or a credit card or other means to pay for anything you may have to buy during your first few days in the UK (for example, food, drink, travel tickets and taxis). Taxis are unlikely to be able to take payment by credit card.

If you cannot change money before you leave, there are Bureau de Change and ATMs (cashpoints) inside the airport terminals.

Your Baggage Allowance

You will need to carry your own luggage, so please travel with luggage which is not too heavy.

The recommended baggage allowance is two medium-sized suitcases or one large suitcase plus hand luggage.

Other arrival options

If you are arriving at London Heathrow outside of the advertised dates, you will need to make your own way to Bristol. See below for information on alternative transport options.