We are extremely excited to announce that UWE Official Welcome week wristbands are out!


Paid events programme

This year, Welcome Week is taking place 17 – 23 September and we are back with an amazing programme which will be released soon.

From nights at Bristol’s best nightclubs to Community Garden sessions and crafternoons, you’re sure to find something for you. While we’re still finessing the rest of our Welcome programme, we’re super thrilled to announce that our paid events wristbands are out!

If you’re unsure which events to attend or you’re keen to try a bit of everything, why not get yourself a wristband? Welcome Wristbands are essentially your all access pass to one of the best weeks of your life.

The internet is a crowded place, and you will encounter unofficial UWE Welcome events (that pretend to be official) so to avoid any confusion, our events will:

  • be promoted on our official channels
  • include our logo
  • include the below cancellation policy. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a refund on events that we haven’t organised 

We do not offer a refund unless you are not coming to UWE.

To be eligible for a refund you will need to send proof to This can be a screenshot of your acceptance into another university or alternatively, proof of being declined from UWE.

You can get proof through the UCAS website by logging into your account:

Select a wristband 


If you want to stay updated on our paid events programme, join the chat here


Our Freshers’ Fair is one of the biggest in the country and is your chance to experience everything that is on offer during your time at university.

This year the Freshers’ Fair is taking place on 28 and 29 September in and around The Students’ Union on Frenchay Campus, so pencil that in your calendar so you don’t miss the fun. It is a free event, open to new and returning students.

You’ll get to chat to sports clubs and societies ranging from Baking and Drama to Netball and Gliding. It’s also a chance to meet the people that represent you at university and *spoiler alert*, bag yourself free pizza and tons of freebies!

The Glenside Campus Welcome Fair will take place on 20 September, with the City Campus Fair on 3 October, so you’ll get plenty of opportunities to see what’s in store for you.


There’s only one Official UWE Freshers’ Facebook Group you need to join and it’s this one. This is the place where we’ll share our campaigns, events and activities for you to get involved with and most importantly, it’s a place where you can chat with other students, share tips about your course or accommodation and meet likeminded people. So join the group today, you won’t regret it!

Join the Freshers Facebook group here