My Details tab: Personal Details subtab

Selecting the My Details tab will take you to the My Details section of myUWE. Below the main tab you should see five subtabs: Personal Details, ID Photo, Addresses, Car Parking and Documents.

example screenshot of the My Details subtabs with Personal Details selected

Personal Details subtab

About You

This section contains your personal information (such as name, date of birth, personal e-mail address, UWE e-mail address etc).

screenshot of the About You section of MyDetails

The details that are editable in this section are:

  • Title The standard titles of Miss, Mr, Mrs, Ms and Mx are available to be selected. If you have a title other than one of these and you want this to be reflected in your student record you must contact the University to make the necessary change. Once the change has been made it will be visible to you in My Details.
  • Mobile tel. Please note that this field is validated and checks for UK and international numbers.
    • All mobile numbers can contain only numbers, this also excludes: brackets, spaces and hyphens (dashes).
    • UK domestic mobiles must begin with 071 to 075 or 077 to 079 inclusive and must be eleven digits long.
    • Isle of Man mobiles can start with 07624 and must be eleven digits long.
    • International mobiles must start 00, not +, followed by the international dialling code, then the phone number. For example, a mobile telephone registered in Spain will start 0034 followed by the telephone number.
    • If you do not have a mobile number please tick the ‘I donít have a mobile number’ tick box Ė This will also disable the SMS tick box.
  • SMS opt-out
  • Personal e-mail Please note that this is not a facility to request an e-mail address (you must enter an e-mail address that already exists)
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Trans status

The following details are not editable by you so if any of the non-editable details are incorrect, or are no longer valid, please contact the University.

  • Surname
  • Forenames
  • Initials
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • UWE student no.
  • Certificate name: Please note that if you can see odd characters in your Certificate name it could be as a result of your browser and the way it displays some character sets. If you are concerned about what exactly will appear on the printed certificate please contact the University who will be able to check exactly what will appear and make any necessary changes.
  • Nationality
  • Student support number
  • Disability
  • Disability allowance

If the information we hold about disability and the disability allowance is incorrect, please make an appointment with the Disability Service. You can make an appointment at one of the Information Points.

SMS texting guidance for students

UWE Bristol has a SMS texting system to contact UWE Bristol students about specific matters such as lecture cancellations, room changes, module choice deadlines and emergency announcements.

The texts will be sent primarily by student administration and your faculty. Marketing texts will not be sent using this service.

You will be texted on the mobile number which you provided at registration (if you have ticked the ‘I donít have a mobile number’ tick box, you will be automatically opted out of the SMS text service). This number is logged in the myUWE portal in the myDetails section. If the mobile number is incorrect, we recommend that you amend it at the earliest possible time. If you change your mobile phone number at some later stage, please don’t forget to update it in the ‘Mobile telephone’ field.

In the myUWE portal, below your mobile number, you will see a tick box called ‘Accept SMS texts from UWE’. By default, this tick box will be ticked to receive text messages from UWE. If at any stage, you wish to opt-out and stop receiving texts from the University, please untick the box. In short, untick to opt-out (if you have ticked the ‘I donít have a mobile number’ tick box, you will be automatically opted out of the SMS text service).

example screenshot hightlighting the Accept SMS texts from UWE checkbox

Please note that some text messages are not covered by the tickbox. These include:-

  • Exceptional emergency texts: The University will not take into account your opting-out option when sending very exceptional emergency texts such as site closure.
  • Texts from Student Services: If you have a prior agreement with Student Services to contact you by text, this agreement with Student Services overrides the opting-out flag described here.
  • Texts from the UWE Student Union (UWESU). The UWE Student Union has its own text messaging service, which is entirely independent from UWE Bristol. This service may send marketing related texts. To opt-in or out of the Student Union’s texting service, please visit the UWE Students’ Union website.

For further information, please see the Text messaging FAQs.

Important notes
  • Please note that the University will not text students with international mobile phone numbers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). In fact, the University will refrain from texting students with international mobile phone numbers, as students may be charged for receiving the text. However, if you have an international mobile number, please do give us your number as we may use it to phone you rather than text.
  • Please note that the University reserves the right to monitor the appropriate and acceptable use of the text messaging system in accordance with the University’s Acceptable Use Policy, Data Protection Act 2018 and Guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. This means that the University reserves the right to occasionally view the content of the texts. The identity of the recipients may be checked in case of inappropriate usage.
  • Please ensure that you do not use your mobile phone during lectures and switch the mobile device to meeting/silent mode.

Comments about SMS texting at UWE Bristol can be sent to the IT Support Centre.

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Alumni Network

When you complete your course, you will become a member of the UWE Bristol Alumni network and some of your personal information will be shared with the Alumni office. This information will be processed by the University in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

For more information on which of your details will be shared, and for guidance on how to indicate that you do not want this to happen, please consult the Alumni website.

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Reasonable Adjustments

example screenshot showing a reasonable adjustment

The University has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled students are not discriminated against. Any reasonable adjustments to exams and teaching will be shown here. If you have requested adjustments to exams and teaching that are not shown here, or if they are not correct or no longer valid, please make an appointment with the Disability Service. You can make an appointment at one of the Information Points.

For more information on the types of support available please see the UWE Bristol Disability Services website.

Please note that reasonable adjustments to deadlines and other reasonable adjustments such as access to Support Workers, will not be shown here.

Reasonable adjustments and examinations - please note that if you need reasonable adjustments for your examinations that are not recorded here, you must let us know well in advance of the examination period and by the deadlines.

The deadlines are strictly applied so if you believe you may have difficulties with examinations due to an impairment, medical condition or specific learning disability it is your responsibility to make Disability Service aware of your needs and to provide appropriate supporting evidence in good time. For details of the deadlines please see the Central Examinations, Timetabling and Technical Services, Information for Disabled Students.

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Contacts in the Event of an Emergency or Serious Concerns about your Health and Wellbeing

This section contains information about your preferred contact(s) in the event of an emergency or where the University has serious concerns that your health or wellbeing is compromised to such an extent that it poses a threat to your vital interests. Further information is available in the Fitness to Study Policy. If we do not currently hold details of any emergency contacts for you then you will see an alert advising you to enter details for at least one person.

To add an emergency contact, select ‘Add new contact’ and you will be taken to a screen to enter the contacts details. The person’s name and telephone number are compulsory.

The order in which the contacts are displayed will be the order in which the University will attempt to make contact in an emergency.

For each emergency contact you have added you will have an ‘Edit’ option. If you have more than one contact listed, you will also have the option to ‘Move up’ or ‘Move down’ the list, or ‘Remove’ the contact. Once you’ve selected the appropriate action from the dropdown list, select the ‘Go’ button to the right.

example screenshot of the 'Contacts in the Event of an Emergency' section

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