How to register

  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.

  2. Step 2

    Once your account has been activated, you’ll be able to register online through the 'Registration' tab in myUWE.

    Guidance on how to register online and confirm your personal details is available in myUWE.

    Registration will involve confirming personal details and agreeing to the UWE Bristol Terms and Conditions.

Information about registration and funding

Find out how to register whether you are a new, returning or international student.

Information for new students

You will need to complete your registration in person

You should have already completed your online registration. Now you need to complete your registration in person. This is when we’ll give you your UWE Bristol student ID card, so please remember to bring photo ID with you. If you're going to be studying at Frenchay or City Campus, please attend the Welcome Hub. If you're going to study at Glenside, your registration will take place during your induction.

We'll keep you posted with arrangements for picking up your keys.

Not taking up your place at UWE Bristol?

If your plans have changed and you’re not intending to take up your place this year, please let us know by completing this online form before the first day of your course. If we receive your notification after the start of term, you may be liable to pay a proportion of the annual tuition fees (see the UWE Bristol Tuition Fee Policy).

Students at partner institutions

Your registration arrangements will be made by the partner institution you’re studying with.

Fees and funding

Maintenance funding for first year students will not be released on your first day at University. You should ensure you have available funds until your first loan payment is made to you.

Providing your application is approved and the declaration is returned, your registration will be confirmed to Student Finance once you have attended one of our UWE Bristol Registration events. This will release your first loan instalment within three to five working days.

Home/EU students receiving Student Finance

To receive funding by the start of term, you’ll need to apply to Student Finance and complete all parts of the application, including the declaration (Student Loans Company terms and conditions). Your funding may be delayed if you apply after this date.

If you have a question about your funding, please contact the Student Money Service or visit our fees and funding information.

NHS-funded students

If your fees are being paid by the NHS, you won’t be asked for payment information at registration.

Additional information

Data Barring Service (DBS)

Please contact Admissions about setting up DBS checks.

Name changes

Not all name changes will be allowed. At UWE Bristol, students are registered under their given name(s) and their family name.

In the UK, the name will always be given name(s) first followed by the family name eg:

Given name: John

Middle name: Henry

Family name: Doe

Registered name: John Henry Doe.

Your UWE Bristol student ID card will only show two names (given name followed by family name).



Recent placement agreements will take a few days to action and show in myUWE.

Registering on two programmes

You can’t register online on a new course if you’re still on a current course (for example, pre-sessional English). You’ll be able to register on your next course once it has been confirmed that you have completed the original one, or you can contact your Faculty SAT team for further assistance.

Sandwich courses

If your course is showing you as on a sandwich course, this is because the course is normally designated as a sandwich degree and all students are registered as sandwich until they decide not to take a placement in their third year and transfer at that point to the full-time route of the course.

If you’re going on or returning from a sandwich placement, the ‘Registration’ tab in myUWE will be available to you before the start of term, depending on whether you’re awaiting the results of any re-assessments. It’s crucial that you register for your sandwich placement year and make arrangements to pay any fees so you can get student finance funding. Failure to register will also affect your access to UWE Bristol systems.

Please note: You can't start on placement until it's been approved by the Placement Support Team. Please follow the guidance to confirm your placement.

Transferring courses

Please have a look at our information on changing courses as there are several things to consider first. We also advise that you speak to a Student Support Adviser to talk through your options.

Once approved, transfer requests are updated regularly so please check again in a couple of days.