Student support at UWE Bristol’s International College
The Student Services team at UWE Bristol’s International College are there to help whenever you need some extra support or guidance during your studies.
Our support at every step of your journey
Support at the International College
As an international student, you may experience challenges at different stages of your journey. That is what the Student Services team are there for — they can help you achieve your academic goals and reach your full potential by giving you advice and guidance.
The College will organise frequent activities and events to give you the most rewarding experience possible of living and studying in the UK. You can visit local museums, galleries and historic landmarks, and go on trips to nearby cities and towns.
If you’re coming to study with us and you’re not yet 18, we’ll help you arrange a legal guardian. They will act as a 24/7 emergency contact, and will keep in touch with you throughout your studies.
We want to make sure that students with disabilities, medical conditions or potential complications receive any additional support they may need during their time with us. Let us know as soon as possible if you think this applies to you, and we can make sure your needs are met during your studies.
Meet the team
Head of College Services
Senior College Services Advisor
Due to start a degree preparation course with us?
Any other questions
Will there be a Welcome Week when I arrive?
The first week of term will be Welcome Week, giving you (and your parents or guardians if they are with you) an opportunity to meet your teachers and classmates. You can take a tour of the UWE Bristol campus and facilities, and join social activities to help you meet new friends. We will also help with practicalities, such as registering with a doctor and finding the local supermarket.
Is there extra support before I progress to my degree?
Once you’ve completed your degree preparation course, we’ll still be here to support you as you make the transition to degree studies. This includes the option to take Pathways Extra, an online resource for students who have finished their degree preparation course, to help them prepare for starting their degree and develop additional employability skills. Find out more about Pathways Extra.
What if I don’t meet degree requirements on my course?
Our degree preparation courses are specially designed for international students, and helping them get ready for university in the UK, so our degree progression rates are very high. However, if you aren’t able to start your chosen degree after successfully passing your course, you can make use of our University Placement Service, which guarantees you a place at a UK university.