Find out how to prepare for life here at Bristol. What to do before you leave home and when you arrive.
Before you arrive
Look out for key information
- Read any information that your school or faculty sends.
- If you are an international student, read our advice for new international students.
- Join our official Facebook group for Freshers and Offer holders in 2019.
- Make sure you are vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis before you arrive.
- Once you know the address of your accommodation, you can register with a local doctor.
- Download the Student Health app for iOS or the Student Health app on Android for reliable and relevant health care advice wherever you are.
Tuition fees and funding
Contact our services if you need additional support
If you have a disability including mental health issues or learning difficulties, contact Disability Services as soon as possible.If you contact them before you arrive, they will have more time to discuss options and arrange support for you.
- We run a Peer Mentoring Service from before you start university until the end of January. This connects you with a current student to provide support and advice in your first few months. Find out more about Peer Mentoring.
Plan your travel
When you first arrive
- Each residence has its own guide which tells you when to move in or how to collect your keys if you arrive late. Select your residence from the list to get your guide.
- Find out how to get around Bristol.
- Take our virtual tour to learn more about our buildings.
- Download your Welcome Week timetable.
- Register in person.
- Attend Document Checks if you have been asked to do so.
- Find out about Welcome Week events.
- Find out how to connect to the network and other computer systems.
- Find out if you're able to take open units and how to select them.
- Home or EU sponsored students complete and submit tuition fee sponsorship form (PDF, 35kB).
- International sponsored students send your sponsor letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Study Abroad or Erasmus sponsored students refer to your offer letter or contact the Global Opportunities team.
- Find out about our services for students.
- Understand how our health and wellbeing services work.
- Find out what academic support there is.
- Discover which clubs, societies and student networks you can join.
- Become a global citizen with the global lounge.
- Buy an activity pass to access our sports facilities.
- Look around our libraries to find where you can both study and relax.
Download your Welcome Guide
Everything you need to know and do for Welcome Week and beyond.
Make friends before you arrive.
Welcome Helpdesks are located around the campus. Get directions, ask questions and find out about Welcome Week activities.