New students registration

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. 

Please note: we can only print your ID card if you have added your photo to MYUWE. 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.

Find out where you can collect your ID card

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, for example:

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).

Get support

Visit our welcome hub

If you need assistance in registering on MYUWE you can access support via our welcome and registration events. Please see the welcome hub section on the registration page for further details.

Welcome and registration events

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 familiarise yourselves with UWE Bristol campuses. It will help you find your way around when you arrive.

Welcome events

There will be several welcome events for students to make you feel welcome and help make connections. Think free ice cream, crazy golf, outdoor cinema, and board games nights! You can find the details on the UWE Bristol Welcome events website.

Student's Union at UWE

The Student's Union at UWE will be running regular events as well as welcome events at Bower Ashton campus and Glenside campus.


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.

Your timetable will be available three days after you have completed registration. You can:

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

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

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 where you are studying. UK and international partner students should still also register with UWE Bristol.

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