Bristol Futures

Bristol Futures is an exciting new initiative that enhances our students’ experience. Through a range of innovative learning resources and extracurricular activities, it provides the opportunity for the development of core academic skills and key personal attributes to help our students become adaptable, successful graduates.

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Bristol Futures has been created in partnership with students, staff, alumni and employers. Building on the existing teaching strengths within our degree programmes and our research-rich curricula, we offer students opportunities to gain the important skills articulated in the Bristol Skills Framework.

Through Bristol Futures, we are supporting our students to fulfil their academic and personal potential, to graduate from the University as tenacious, inventive and confident individuals who will play an active part in society and stand out in a competitive career marketplace.

In addition to their degree subject, our students will be able to engage with three themes within a range of activities, to investigate some of the major opportunities and challenges facing our generation:

  • Innovation & Enterprise
  • Global Citizenship
  • Sustainable Futures

Aspects of these interdisciplinary themes are embedded within our curricula and are also delivered through open online courses which will inform, stimulate and develop skills.  

Students will also have enhanced opportunities to engage with varied Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) activities in the city and wider region. These will better connect them with local communities and employers, helping them to develop and apply their skills in a non-academic context, broadening their horizons and preparing them for their future careers after graduation.

Additional Bristol Futures optional activities will become available to students during 2018 as the initiative develops.

Access our Open Online Courses

Sign up for interactive online courses through FutureLearn.

Information for students

Log in to Blackboard to access Study Skills and Personal Development Planning resources.

Join the Student Advisory Group and see how you can contribute towards the project.

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