Student support and wellbeing

We want you to make the most of your time studying here and have a range of services available to support all aspects of your university life.

Global opportunities team

While you are here our team are your first point of contact and will act as your Study Abroad Advisors. We are here to support you with any concerns you have, academic or personal. We have an open-door policy during office hours. You can drop in at any time without making an appointment.

Academic support and advice

One of the special aspects of studying at Bristol is the amount of academic support we provide while you are here. Each department has a Study Abroad Academic Coordinator who are there to help and support you. You will meet your co-ordinator during registration week. They will:

  • advise and approve your course selection to ensure you create a programme that gives you enough credits to meet your academic requirements;
  • help you understand the UK system;
  • provide support and advice throughout the year.


Bristol is one of only two universities in the UK to run a full NHS (National Health Service) doctor’s practice called the Students’ Health Centre.

You have the same right to access the Students’ Health Centre as UK students at Bristol. You will be shown how to register and access the service when you arrive. Find out more about our Students’ Health Service.


Our Student Counselling Service provides a safe place for you to talk through any problems. They have experience in helping students deal with cultural adjustment. Find out more about our Student Counselling Service.

Disability support

Our Disability Service offers advice and support for students with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties. Contact us early in the application process so we can advise you on what support is available to you and how to access it. Find out more about Disability Services.

A safe environment

Our University has been awarded the police certification of a ‘secured environment’. We are committed to providing a fair and safe environment for you to study and socialise. Our city has been awarded the Purple Flag which recognises Bristol as being a safe and enjoyable place for a night out.

The professors are very personal, helpful, and always have time for you.

Hanna (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
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