If you need help or assistance during your time in the UK, here are some useful contacts and their contact details! Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access later.

 

UWE InfoPoint: +44117 32 85678 / 0117 328 5678 or @UWEBristol or infopoint@uwe.ac.uk

UWE Doctors Health Centre (Frenchay Campus): +44 (0)117 32 86666 / 0117 328 6666

UWE Security (24/7): +44117 328 6404 / 0117 328 6404

UWE Security (EMERGENCY 24/7): +44117 328 9999 / 0117 328 9999 or From a UWE phone: 9999

UWE Police Officer: +447805 124524 / 07805 124524 or @UWECops or Mark2.Brain@uwe.ac.uk (Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00)

PC Mark Brain works across all of the UWE, investigating crime and offering support to victims is also available via their Facebook Page.

 

UK Police (24/7): 101

UK NHS Healthcare (Free 24/7): 111

UK Police/Ambulance/Fire (EMERGENCY 24/7): 999 or 112

 

UWE Terminology:

The following should help you to understand the words used to describe University courses in the UK.

Programme of Study – A Degree programme, or your ‘Major’ – Also referred to as a ‘Course’

Modules – Components of a Degree programme, often referred to as a ‘Course’ by EU incoming students

Level – Year of study – i.e. Level 1 = Year 1; Level 2 = Year 2; Level 3 = Year 3. A lot of EU institutions use a semester system, so 4th Semester, 5th Semester, which doesn’t always tally with our system and can cause confusions at both ends, i.e. some students that are 5th semester students abroad should study Level 2 modules here but think that Level 2 is Semester 2 and it’ll all be too simple!

Faculty/Departments – Departments are sub-divisions of faculties. UWE has 4 faculties, and each faculty has 3-4 departments within them. The Study Abroad Team support all students across all faculties coming in or going out on exchange and work closely with around 20 departmental and subject area coordinators, who are usually academic members of staff.

2 UWE Credits = 1 ECTS

UWE doesn’t use the ECTS grading system etc.