Pre-arrival checklist

Key things for you to do as a new student before joining UWE Bristol.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    Once you have satisfied all admissions requirements, we'll send you your login details for our IT systems to the email address that we've been using to communicate with you.

    Please follow the instructions to activate your account once you’ve received your login details.

    Once your account has been activated, we’ll send all future communications to your University email account (you can find it through myUWE, the student portal). Make sure that you check it regularly.

    We’ve developed a high-quality, blended learning approach to the 2020/21 academic year. This means that some elements of your course will be delivered online and you will be expected to study remotely using your own IT equipment. Find out how to get set up at home.

  2. Step 2

    Register online, confirm your personal details and submit your photograph for your university ID card.

    If you need support with this, please read our guidance on registration.

    It is essential that you follow steps one and two to complete your online registration. You won’t be able to access Blackboard (your virtual learning environment) or get full access to myUWE (your student portal) until you’ve registered.

    As part of the online registration process in myUWE, you need to make arrangements to pay your fees.

  3. Step 3

    Across five short modules, using films and podcasts, we've brought together insight from our lecturers and support services that will help you develop the five skills you need to be in control of your wellbeing. You're expected to complete these before you arrive, so get started now. But don't worry, there's no assessment.

  4. Step 4

    If you're going to be studying a specific health or education course, you'll need to complete your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health checks. You'll have received the relevant details to apply for this via your Welcome website when you firmly accepted your offer.

    If you have any queries relating about disclosure checks please email the Applicant Experience Team at

  5. Step 5

    You’ll be sent some information to your Welcome Portal and contact email address about how to prepare for your course. Make sure you read this well in advance of your induction, as there may be tasks and activities that you’ll need to complete for your first induction session.
  6. Step 6

    Teaching timetables

    Your teaching timetable will be available under the Courses tab in myUWE.

    If you have any problems viewing it, follow the self-help guide in InfoHub (you'll need your UWE Bristol login details) to see what you should do next.

    Induction sessions

    You can access the specific date, time and location of your first session via your online timetable in myUWE.

    We may need to make changes to your course induction, so please check your online timetable the week before to ensure you have the most up-to-date details.

  7. Step 7

    If you’re disabled, including if you have a medical condition, a mental health condition or a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) and you didn’t disclose it as part of your application to UWE Bristol, get in touch with UCAS to change your disability code. You can contact UCAS on 0371 468 0468.

    Find out more about support for disabled students.

Coming to university

BSC (Hons) Games Technology student Charlie shares how he felt about coming to university. “I was worried about making friends and not enjoying my course but as soon as I got here I realised that this is exactly what I want to be studying.”

Any questions?

Our new students' hotline is there to answer any questions you may have about your application:

UK students:

International/EU students:

Make sure that you have your UWE Welcome ID to hand so that we can find your information quickly.

If you have any questions about registration, fees and funding, starting your course or university life in general, please contact our Information Points: