Visualise your future

Preparatory work for the 'place' session.

You determine what is important to you. Your vision for yourself is your choice. Having a vision not only gives you purpose and direction while at university, but it also gives you a sense of optimism and the expectation that you will make something good happen. It gives you the confidence to focus on tomorrow's solution, instead of today's setback. And when you understand what your vision is, your decisions aren't dictated by circumstances, or others – they are yours.

Person staring directly at the camera.

1. Watch the film

2. Ask yourself

  • What makes you happy? No need to consult anybody else, just what makes you truly happy? Write down five things.
  • Thinking about your student-self, what is important to you? Write down five things.
  • Compare the two lists. How similar are the things that makes you happy and the things that are important? How will you ensure these lists are compatible and mutually supportive?

3. Let's Talk About… Visualising your future

Miles and Mo talk about how they didn't necessarily know what they wanted to do when they graduated, but by taking advantage of the opportunities that university gave them, they were able to visualise and move forward towards a destination.


  • Mubarak Mohamud (known as Mo), Lecturer, Bristol Business School
  • Miles Thompson, Lecturer, Department Of Psychology

Listen on: iTunes | Spotify | SoundCloud

Can't listen? The transcript is available.

4. Watch conversations with The Students’ Union at UWE President

President Augusta talks to Dr Paul Redford about Block Zero, the themes and what Place means to them.

5. Place

In your programme session, you’ll talk about Place. Place can mean many different things: where your learning activities take place and how your activities are structured. Place can also refer to the course you are studying, the digital spaces you will be using, the physical spaces on and off-campus and the people you will be working with.

Place things to do

  1. Log in to myUWE.
  2. From myUWE, navigate to your email and explore the full suite of programmes available as part of Office365 (look for the mini-menu grid in the top left).
  3. Go to Teams and find your Team in Microsoft Teams (look for the black and yellow ‘your Team’ logo and see what group you’re in).
  4. Say hi to your group on your channel.
  5. From myUWE, navigate to Blackboard. This is where you’ll find your programme session and other activities planned. Click on the programme name at the top of the page to get to the right place.
  6. Have a look at the students’ web page.
  7. Download the UWE Bristol mobile app for Apple or Android. Use it to access your timetable, emails, events, maps and more.
  8. Engage with the Academic Skills Workbook for Place

Team meet-up activity for Place

Read out Introduction to Meet-ups for more information.

Keep track of your Block Zero using the Personal Planner.