Current international students


Check the Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for current information on health, visa, assessments and support.

If you have any questions or concerns you can email

Report and Support

If you experience or witness any incidents of prejudice or harassment connected with Coronavirus, or with anything else:

  • contact us by using our Report and Support service to report incidents anonymously or to get advice
  • contact the police (by visiting your local police station) or by phone
  • contact SARI for free, confidential support for victims of hate crime in Bristol

Watch a recording of our recent webinar in partnership with the police and SARI to find out more. (recording begins at 01:00).


Please continue to check this page regularly for updated information on virtual events. 

Cross-cultural mental health Google meet, 8 April 5 pm (GMT)

How do we ensure we consider our unconscious biases towards BME issues when dealing with mental health, which is a global issue? Join NILAARI, the Bristol BME counselling service, for Usawa training on this, with a chance to ask questions!

ResiLife Zoom virtual dinner, 8 April 8 pm (GMT)

Meeting ID: 458 024 712

Password: 017458

Jane Eyre live from Bristol Old Vic, 9 April 7 pm (GMT) 

Bristol Old Vic and The National Theatre’s smash-hit collaboration of Jane Eyre will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 9 April at 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME.

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

Virtual Language Café, 22 April 1 pm- 2:30 pm (GMT) 

This very popular weekly event has gone virtual. Join other students and staff from around the world to practise a language you are learning while meeting new people. All levels are welcome and there will have a range of languages on offer. Check the Global Lounge webpage for more information. 

Ramadan Kareem - celebrate and learn, 30 April 4 pm - 5 pm (GMT)

A Global Lounge virtual event for students and staff, Muslim and non-Muslim, to celebrate and learn about Ramadan, trade tips and win some prizes!

Build your community

Bristol Students' Union (SU)

The Students' Union (SU) is run by students for students, and can support all aspects of your student life. Grow your network by joining a student group, volunteering or joining a wide range of events

International Student Network

Build your community and share your experiences through socials, campaigns, forums and more. There are also 12 other networks which you may like to join.

Bristol Doctoral College (for research students) 

Network with a community of over 3,500 postgraduate researchers. Find out about the Personal and Professional Development Programme, PGR Hub, upcoming events and join the BCD Bulletin for fortnightly updates. 

Global Lounge

A full calendar of events will be available for students, ranging from celebrating international festivals such as Diwali, Nowruz or Thanksgiving to visiting nearby UK places of interest, such as Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge or Cardiff.

Bristol International Student Centre

BISC is an external organisation which supports international students living in Bristol through a programme of weekly events and trips. It is a charity with a Christian ethos open to students of all faiths and no faith. 

Multifaith Chaplaincy

The Multifaith Chaplaincy is a thriving supportive centre which welcomes all staff and students at the university, regardless of their belief.

Student blogs

Read about other students' experiences they navigate life in the UK and study in Bristol. 

Peer mentoring

Find out about getting support from students who have been here longer (this is available for first year undergraduate students only).

Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students


Discover our Be More Empowered (BME) for Success programme (now recruiting paid advocates).

Nilaari is a culturally appropriate counselling service providing help and support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people. 

Students can receive up to 5 free counselling sessions.

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