UWE Bristol email

Accessing your UWE Bristol email account

UWE Bristol email is now hosted on the Office 365 platform. Office 365 currently offers students cloud-based email, calendar and contacts via Outlook Web App. 

Students

Log in to myUWE using your UWE Bristol username and password and click on UWE Email.

Important note: we do not recommend that you access your UWE Bristol email from any other links or sources (for example, a Google search).

When accessing Outlook for the first time, you will be asked to change the contrast settings, the language and time zone, if you wish.

You will also be asked to acknowledge and agree that Microsoft and UWE Bristol (both domain administrators) may access your account and its content and may suspend, terminate, or modify your account, by clicking OK.

Alumni

You can access your email directly from Microsoft.

Useful information

Your UWE Bristol email address

Your email address will look like this: firstname2.surname@live.uwe.ac.uk.

You can connect up to five other accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! Learn about Connected Accounts.

How to update your password

When we first create your UWE Bristol email account, we use the same password as your UWE Bristol system password.

You can reset your password by using self-service password reset.

Setting up your email on your mobile device

iOS

Outlook App

  1. Install the Microsoft Outlook app from the app store.
  2. Select 'Mail, contact, calendars'.
  3. Enter your UWE Bristol password when asked.

Mail App

  1. Go into Settings.
  2. Select 'Mail, contact, calendars'.
  3. Add account.
  4. Microsoft Exchange.
  5. Enter your email address and password, and give the account a name.
  6. Click 'Next'.
  7. Server is:
    • Student: outlook.office365.com
    • Staff: owa.uwe.ac.uk
  8. Domain - leave blank.
  9. Username is:
    • Student = email: eg “joe2.bloggs@live.uwe.ac.uk”
    • Staff = log on: eg “j-bloggs”
  10. Click 'Next' and select the functions you need to sync to your device.

Android

Only the official Microsoft Outlook app is supported when accessing your UWE Bristol email on Android.

  1. Install the Microsoft Outlook app from the play store.
  2. Tap 'Get started' and then enter your UWE Bristol email address then continue.
  3. Hit 'Activate' to give the outlook app admin privileges (device dependant).
  4. Tap 'Skip' to then enter your inbox.

Storage

Your mailbox quota is 99GB.  When your mailbox reaches its limit, you won't be able to send new mail until you delete some existing content in your mailbox. To find out how much quota you've used:

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click Mail.
  2. Point to your name at the top of the folder list.

A window will appear that shows you the current size of your mailbox.

The default message size limit is 25MB.

Forwarding emails to a personal account

We do not recommend forwarding your UWE Bristol emails, as this can increase the chances of messages not being delivered to you. However, if you need to do this, you can use rules to automatically forward messages.

Important note: UWE Bristol accepts no responsibility should mail not be delivered to any external account not provided by us.

When you leave UWE Bristol

You will be able to access your UWE Bristol email account for a year after you leave the University.

Please refer to the final year student page for information about how to back up your account.

Office 365

Outlook web app features

  • feature-rich web browser access to your University email, calendar and contacts
  • 99GB email quota and 25MB email attachments
  • access to your email, contacts and calendar from anywhere including a broad range of ActiveSynch enabled phones
  • schedule meetings quickly and easily with other students
  • connect up to five other email accounts using the 'Connected Accounts' feature.

How to use Outlook web app

All the information you need to use the Outlook email can be found via Outlook Help.

Useful links:

Conditions of use

Microsoft's legal information and policies can be found on the following web pages:

Please also read and agree to follow the University’s Acceptable Use Policy.

The University reserves the right to remove any account found to be in breach of any of the policies above.