Settling into life at UWE Bristol

Starting university is an exciting chapter, but it is also a big step and can feel quite daunting. Check out our tips for settling into life at UWE Bristol. 

Get to know your housemates

You’re going to be living with them for the foreseeable future, so why not knock on their door and invite them to one of the Welcome events for some housemate bonding? Our HallsLife programme is also here to help you meet new people and become part of the UWE Bristol community.

Come along to the Freshers Fair

Taking place on Friday 20 September, this is the perfect opportunity to find out about all the fun things that you can get involved in through The Students’ Union. Whether that’s finding your favourite sports club or society, or learning more about fundraising or our liberation campaigns, this is the best way to get the most out of life at university. It’s also an opportunity to bag yourself some amazing freebies.

Attend our Welcome events

From White T-Shirt parties to coffee, cake and board games, our Welcome programme is packed full of exciting events to suit all tastes. These events are a great opportunity for you to get to know other students and try something new.

Join a sports club or society

Joining a sports club or society is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. With over 170 sports clubs and societies to choose from, you'll be sure to find something you like.

Attend the Registration event

From picking up your student card to learning about all the services at UWE Bristol, you’ll be sure to leave the event feeling seriously informed. The Glenside and City Campus Welcome Fairs are also a good source of information.

Explore your campus

Each campus has its own unique character, get to know yours and make sure you know where all the amenities are.

Get your TOTUM card

TOTUM brings you over 200 UK student discounts for just £12 per year. With discounts on clothes, food, and travel, you’re sure to make lots of savings.

Enjoy yourself!

Start making the most of your time at UWE Bristol and enjoy all the opportunities on offer. Don’t forget that we’re here to help you, so pop into The Students’ Union at any time.