Students and the community

All students, whether living in University or privately rented accommodation, are part of the local community. The University does all it can to promote the positive aspects of student life and foster good relationships between students and the local community.

We are aware of the need for students to respect neighbours and work pro-actively to ensure that students are aware of their responsibilities whilst living in the community. All students moving into privately rented accommodation for the first time are sent information about living in the community, including our guide to living in the community.

The Community liaison group is a forum for the discussion of issues related to students and the community, and we work in partnership with Bristol City Council and UWE on joint initiatives to address the problem of waste at the end of the summer term when many students move out of their accommodation.

Love where you live

Love where you live is a website brought to you by the Bristol Student Community Partnership that welcomes new residents and students to the City of Bristol.

Complaints about student behaviour

The University treats complaints about student misconduct in the community very seriously and there is a process in place to monitor reported problems.

Policies and Procedures

The University has a Good Neighbour Policy (PDF, 188KB) as well as local rules (PDF, 202KB) for students living in the community. 

Parking information relating to Stoke Bishop

Download our Q&A document for residents: Stoke Bishop parking information (PDF, 177kB)

Community Fund

The Community Fund offers grants of up to £250 to support initiatives that promote good relations and engagement between students and the local community. From community curry nights to neighbourhood clean-ups and street parties - the aim of the fund is to make the student population feel part of the community. Find out more by visiting our community fund page. 

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