Whether you’re a new or returning student, you will need to complete student registration at the start of each academic year. You will receive an email from the University inviting you to register online. You must register with the University so that you can:

  • confirm your details
  • agree to UWE Bristol's Terms and Conditions
  • arrange to pay your fees
  • access the online learning platforms
  • access your timetable (it takes three working days for your timetable to be visible in myUWE)
  • receive your student loan (if applicable)
  • collect your student ID card upon arrival.

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 UWE email address and username 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 userIDletter@uwe.ac.uk if you experience further issues. This can take at least five working days to arrive.

    When you receive your username, follow the instructions that come with it to generate your initial password. This will be a temporary password and you will need to change it once you have completed the registration process.

    Please follow the instructions that come with your temporary password to continue activating your account and complete the registration process in myUWE (as described below in step 2).

    Once you are registered, we’ll send all future communications to your UWE email address (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, agreeing to the UWE Bristol Terms and Conditions and arranging fee payment.

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.

Registration help

If you need help with registration, you can access help in the way that suits you:

*Please note the welcome hub is now closed. Information about opening times for September 2023 will be published in August.

Issues preventing registration

Please take a look at some of the potential issues that might prevent you from registering.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

For programmes that have an entry requirement for Occupational Health and/or DBS, you will not be able to register until this has been completed and is clear. Please contact Admissions about setting up DBS checks. This is a requirement and essential for entry.


The registration 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 this point. You should then be fully registered but will require fee payment to be set up, you can do this by completing the Fees self-help form 2022/23 on InfoHub. If you stop at this point, you will still be allowed to access the UWE systems.
  • if you believe that your fees are incorrect on myUWE when you try to register.
  • If you have an outstanding debt for tuition fees from the previous academic year. If this is the case, please contact Credit Control.  You will not be able to register until this is cleared.

Mode of attendance noted as sandwich course

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.

Unable to access login details

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

Information about registration and funding

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

Information for new students

Student ID Cards

UWE Bristol student ID cards act as proof of your student status and entitle you to access and use campus facilities, such as our libraries. You should always keep your card with you while you are on a UWE Bristol campus. Please read the whole section to avoid missing any important information. 

Before you collect your ID card

When you register online via myUWE, make sure you upload a photo for your ID card. Your passport-style photograph should be uploaded under the ‘My Details’ tab. 

Video tutorial: How to upload your ID photo to MyUWE

Please note: we can only print your ID card if you have added your photo to your myUWE profile. To make sure your card can be printed, upload your photo at least two working days before collection.

Collecting your ID card

Please collect your ID card from the campus where you study. You will need photo identification to collect your UWE Bristol ID card – for example, your passport, national identity card, driving licence, BRP or other photo ID card. 

Get support from our welcome hub

The welcome hub is now closed. Information about opening times for September 2023 will be published in August.

Finding your way around UWE Bristol campuses

Please see our campus maps and video tours, led by student ambassadors. We encourage you watch it to familiarize yourselves with UWE Bristol campuses. It will help you find your way around when you arrive.

Fees and funding

If you’re a student who is eligible to receive student finance, we recommend you apply online and have an approved application before you start your course. This helps to ensure you know what tuition fee loan and living cost funding you will receive, and also ensures you receive funding shortly after the academic year starts.

When you register online in myUWE, we confirm your registration to Student Finance if you have an approved application. This then releases living cost funds to you three to five working days later as per the payment schedule that Student Finance would have issued.

If eligible, your loan will be in two parts (tuition fee loan and living cost support (maintenance loan and grants)). 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 this will not be accepted. If you cannot complete the direct debit details because you are unable to open a UK bank account, please contact cash.office@uwe.ac.uk.


The sooner you register, the sooner you get your timetable, and you can plan your term and organise part-time work. Don’t delay your registration as once timetables have been published, it takes three working days for your timetable to be visible in myUWE.

Please note: timetables will not be available before our publication dates.

Students at partner institutions

Your registration arrangements will be made by the partner institution you’re studying with. UK and international partner students should still also register with UWE Bristol.

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.

Your timetable

Your timetable will be available 3 days after you have completed registration. You can check the general timetable for your programme and view our guide to understanding your teaching timetable.

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)

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


Middle name


Family name


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 courses

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.

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