University of the West of England, Bristol

Review Breakdown

Move-in Experience
Organisation of Socials
The Events
Value for Money
Freshers' Fair
Inductions

Reviews

Anonymous

There are loads of events on during freshers, all different types so I felt like there was something for everyone. Even if people don’t drink alcohol there were food ones like ‘bring your own bowl’. They also gave lots of good info on how to meet people in halls, as it is really scary and I know I was very nervous about moving in, so the staff tried to make it as easy as possible for you! Which was really helpful. I would definitely suggest people moving into halls to knock on their neighbours doors and also the flats below and above them as it’s so worth meeting as many people as possible so you can find your ‘type’ of people, which can be hard and a bit overwhelming considering there is hundreds of people moving in at the same time as you.

Anonymous

Move in was really easy with a lot of people around to help, my first day at uni was also easier than what I thought with people to help you around the university. there could have been more information on what buses to get and how to use the laundry room! Events were really good met loads of people at my halls In the city centre, the whole process was a lot easier than what I thought!

Anonymous

Although freshers was very fun and social, I think the freshers events in 2018 were very disappointing. Many events that I booked in advance were either cancelled, moved to another venue and we were not told, or were not how they were advertised (I.e promised foam parties, beer pong, UV paint, inflatables, but had none of these when arrived!) I would just suggest read reviews about the events before hand and spend money wisely on hyped up events.

Anonymous

City centre options for freshers wasn't the greatest, more for those studying in Frenchay. We had to kinda find our own way around Freshers in the centre - especially if you didn't stay in UWE-based halls.

Anonymous

my freshers events were a waste of money but i still had a good time. meeting new people can be scary but everyone gets a false sense of confidence as were all in the same position

Anonymous

Overly a pretty good experience, enjoyed most of the events. Moving in is the easiest process of university, it's not hard but can get lonely later on. Going to freshers events is a good way to meet people but personally, I think that in the first week you need to put yourself out there and be very out going and speak to everyone you see walking around your accommodation because that's how you'll make good friends.

Anonymous

Some events that were pre-paid for got cancelled and refunds were not given. Definitely recommend meeting as many people as possible and try and get a range of friends from your house and course, lectures and workshops etc. Join a society or sports club to meet people with the same hobbies as you. Save up for freshers as it's expensive.

Anonymous

All the staff and students were really helpful during my move into halls! The freshers events were creative and well organised- the drinks at the SU are all decently priced so you can have the best time. In town the events are a bit more expensive but still a great laugh

Anonymous

It was okay, wish there were events that were catered to more genres of music rather than the dead charts.

Anonymous

Freshers week is a great way to meet new people for different parts of the world. The events held by the uni were good as well.

Anonymous

Moving in went well and wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Freshers fair was a lot of fun and all the stalls were friendly and easy to sign up to

Anonymous

As a foreign student from Malaysia, moving in was quite the hassle as I had tons of luggage to carry around. The first week was scary as I was in a foreign land with no friends and was not mentally prepared foe winter... AT ALL. The events done by UWE was fantastic, helped me to find a community at Bristol and my new friends who made my only year in Bristol a colourful and eventful one.

Anonymous

I found my uni to be very welcoming. The university accomdation was perfect for new comers as it really integrated all freshers and left no choice but to socialise with those around you. I have found that for me and many people I know, Freshers week resulted in meeting friends for life. I really enjoyed it.

Anonymous

There were lots of events at the SU, which were all very busy and fun. The only issue was queuing sometimes you would have to wait for hours outside the SU. When moving in I did not receive a moving in box which I later found out my flat mates did.

Anonymous

We had helpful people from the student committee who helped us to find our halls and various places around the university. We had some vouchers and goody bags also which was a nice touch. The nights out were well organised and a lot of fun.

Anonymous

Was an easy move in due to help offered. The freshers week information led to a variety of events both during the day and at night.

Anonymous

The university moving in experience was a pleasant one. Freshers week was a bit flat, the events weren’t as big as other universities and the student union is too small and too far away from the city centre.

Anonymous

I paid for a band to go to all the student events and wished I did not because they were all shocking an absolute embarrassment to the uni wouldn’t recommend doing to for anyone

Anonymous

Everyone is so friendly! UWE create so many varietied events for people to meet new friends. I got the platinum band to get me to these events for free/guarantee me a space, this also got me into the SU for free throughout the year which saved me money in the long run.

Anonymous

The seniors never showed me the pool on the roof and I am disappointed in them. Bshsjdjdhdjdjejejejeje

Anonymous

Was lush, loads of stuff to do! Never had a day where I couldn't go out and get trolleyed but also yes there were some more respectful things available so just as good ;)