Airport welcome

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

Arriving in the UK

For students starting at UWE Bristol in January, Student Ambassadors will be based at London Heathrow Airport as part of our Airport Welcome Service.

International and European students arriving at Heathrow will be greeted by Student Ambassadors and will be directed to the Central Bus Station services. Students will then be able to travel to Bristol via the Megabus coach service or by National Express.

When you arrive, you will be invited to attend the International and European Orientation - more details about this event will be communicated closer to the time.

Details for other welcome events will be sent to students via 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.