Meet people and find support

Find out what support is available to help you settle in and make friends.

Your school, university residence, Students' Union and all our support services are here to help you meet people and feel at home.

Join in

Find an activity you enjoy, with more than 350 Students' Union societies, sports clubs, groups and support networks to choose from.

Find out more about clubs and societies and student groups.

Find out what's on and join in with one of the many events taking place over the next few weeks. Try something new and make friends. 


Our Multifaith Chaplaincy is a place to meet people from all faiths and religions or none. We can help you find a place on campus to worship, or in the city.

Join the conversation

Find out what other students are saying about starting at Bristol. Follow our #WeAreBristolUni hashtag on Twitter.

Online groups

Make friends before you arrive by joining our official University of Bristol Freshers and Offer Holders 2021 Facebook group.

If you are living in a university residence you can join your residence Facebook group once you are allocated your residence in August.

Social media

Learn more about life in Bristol by joining our social media groups.

Speak to a current student

If you would like to talk to a current student before you arrive, peer mentoring is available for first-year undergraduates.

Peer mentoring is not open to pre-sessional students.

International postgraduate taught students

Starting life in a new city can be daunting. Our Bristol Voices programme links Bristol-based international postgraduate taught students with an alumni contact to help you make the most of your Bristol experience.

Join the Bristol Voices programme to gain insider knowledge about your new city, practice your language skills, ask questions about life in the UK and Bristol.

Mature students and part-time students

If you are a mature or part-time student join one of our mingles to meet other mature students and our Mature Student Adviser.  Further information for new mature and part-time students.

Students' Union (Bristol SU)

Bristol SU is for all Bristol students, led by elected representatives working to get you the best from your time at university. Get involved.

Welcome app

Our welcome app has all the events taking place over your first few weeks. 

Find out what's on and join in. 

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