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Here at The Students' Union, we understand how expensive placements can be. The price of uniforms, parking, accommodation and enough coffee to get you through your shift - it all adds up! 

That's why we've created our Placement Uniform Swap Shop, to give our healthcare students a more budget-friendly, eco-friendly placement experience.


How can you get involved?

If you've finished your course, you can drop your pre-loved placement uniform items off in The Students' Union Office at Glenside at any time between 09:30-16:00, Monday-Friday. We accept all sizes, styles and conditions (but please help us out by washing items before donating them!)

Come along to our weekly Swap Shop events to exchange your uniform items for something more comfortable. 

You can still pop along to a Swap Shop event, even if you don't have anything to swap. Whether your uniform hasn't arrived in time for placement or you're struggling to juggle laundry with late night shifts, we can help you out on a case-by-case basis and temporarily  loan you uniform.

Spread the word
Tell your friends, your coursemates and your lecturers. This scheme is run solely on donations so the more uniforms we have, the more Swap Shops we can run!


When are the swap shop events happening?

Placement Uniform Swap Shops will be held every Wednesday during term time, between 12:00-14:00 in The Students' Union at Glenside. 

More information

  • Please note that The Students' Union is a separate organisation to UWE Bristol, meaning that we are not directly responsible for providing new uniforms or placement information.
  • If you wish to buy new additional or replacement UWE branded placement uniform directly from the supplier, Alexandra Workwear, then please email Infopoint@uwe.ac.uk who will be able to send you the details.
  • Your first set of uniform from Alexandra Workwear will be free of charge. Payment is only required if you are purchasing additional items.
  • For any queries regarding your placement, please speak to your Placement Coordinator.
  • Contact details for professional placements at UWE Bristol can be found here.
  • As our Swap Shop is run on donations, we may not always have a full range of sizes in stock so we encourage students not to rely solely on this scheme for uniform 
  • If you're struggling with costs associated with your placement, help is available from UWE Bristol's Student Money Service and The Students' Union's Advice Centre

If you have any questions, please contact: SUGlenside@uwe.ac.uk  

This initiative supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: