How to register

  1. Step 1

    As an applicant, you were able to access the Welcome Portal. Now that you are a UWE Bristol student, you have access to different systems. Your welcome ID number becomes your UWE Bristol student number. You will have a new user ID and password to access these systems.

    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 check your junk email folder in the email address you used for this, and please contact if you experience further issues.

    Please follow the instructions to activate your account once you’ve received your login details (you will need to generate your password). Then follow the guidance on getting stated with IT to ensure you are set up and ready to go with the IT systems you'll be using.

    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.

  3. Step 3

    Get support from our registration hub

    If you need assistance with registering on myUWE you can access support via our virtual and in person registration hubs:

    Virtual hub

    If you need support with registering on myUWE you can book an appointment (InfoHub login required) with our virtual registration hub. It's open:

    •  10 January 2022 to 18 February 2022: 09:30–12.30 and 13:30–16:30

    In-person hub

    Alternatively, visit the hub in-person in Room 1D15, Frenchay Campus  on the following dates. No appointment is needed. 

    • 12 January 2022 to 15 February 2022: 10:00–12:30 and 13:30–16:30

    DBS checks preventing registration?

    Please contact Admissions.

    Registration self-help

    Please use our registration self-help form (InfoHub login required) for registration enquiries.

    Unable to access your login details?

    Check your junk email folder box in the email address you used for your university application or contact or call +44 (0)117 32 85678


    The fees self-help form (InfoHub login required) can be used for enquiries relating to fee payment, including issues such as:

    • if you're getting the message that your fees cannot be calculated - you can stop at that point as you should then be provisionally registered, and then complete the fees self-help form
    • If you believe that your fees are incorrect on myUWE when you try to register. 

    Mode of attendance noted as sandwich

    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.

Registration: step by step

A step by step guide detailing how to register for your course via myUWE (login required), along with the different payment options available.

Information about registration and funding

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

Information for new students

Receiving your ID card

When you register online via myUWE, make sure you upload a photo for your ID card.

We will post your ID card to your term-time address, so please ensure it is correct in myUWE. If your term time and home address is the same, please duplicate it.

If you'll be living on Frenchay Campus you'll be able to collect your card from your Accommodation Customer Service Desk at 2N001. Please check there a few days after you have uploaded a photo. 

If you’ll be living on Glenside Campus or The Hollies you’ll be able to collect your card from Glenside Reception. Please check there a few days after you have uploaded a photo.

Lanyards will be available for collection from campus Information Points.

Your ID card is for accessing areas at UWE Bristol and for UWE Bristol identification. If you require proof of student status for discounts please contact The Students’ Union at UWE.

Get support from our registration hub

If you need assistance with registering on myUWE you can access support via our virtual and in person registration hubs (please see our ‘Troubleshoot registration issues’ section above for details).

Fees and funding

If you’re a home or EU student who is eligible to receive student finance, you’ll need to apply online before the start of your course to ensure you receive funding by the start of term.

When you register online in myUWE, we confirm your registration to Student Finance, and this releases the funds to you within three to five working days after the payment date on your loan schedule, providing you register prior to the course start date.

If eligible, your loan will be in two parts (tuition fee loan and maintenance loan). Maintenance loans for first year students are not released on the first day at University, so make sure you have available funds to tide you over until your first loan payment comes through.

If you’re a carer, care leaver, estranged from your parents, a refugee or asylum seeker, financial support is available from UWE Cares.

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

Paying your fees

Please see the paying your fees pages for more detail on how to pay your fees. You can see different ways of paying along with guidance and advice. Please do not bring cash to pay as it is not secure and you are at risk. If you cannot complete the direct debit details because you are unable to open a UK bank account, please contact

Students at partner institutions

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

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).

Additional information

Please take a look at the below sections for further guidance.

Change of circumstance

Change of circumstance

If you feel you don’t want to continue with your course, please contact a campus Information Point for advice as soon as you can. There may be alternative options available to you that will help you finish your course. Find out more about how to suspend, transfer or withdraw from your studies.

If you decide that you don’t wish to continue with your studies, you must notify us in writing before the first day of term.

If we receive your written notification after the start of term, you’ll be liable to pay a proportion of the annual tuition fees (see the UWE Bristol Tuition Fee policy)

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Please contact Admissions about setting up DBS checks.

Name changes

You will be registered under your given first name(s) and family name. Not all name changes will be allowed. 

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

If you are currently registered on a course with us (for example, pre-sessional English), you will only be able to register on your next course once it’s been confirmed that you’ve completed the original one.

Transferring courses

Take a look at our information about changing courses. We suggest speaking 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.