Bristol Futures Engagement Opportunities
A Bristol Futures Engagement Opportunity is an activity you undertake that is beneficial to you and the organisation you may be working with. There are a number of activities available across the University.
Get yourself involved and search for extracurricular opportunities through our online search platform myopportunities. Search by skill or be inspired by the unexpected. You can also engage with some of our existing projects.
Internships and placements
There are a number of different internship opportunities available to all students across the University. Students can also source their own internships and apply for funding.
Volunteering and outreach
Develop new skills, share your own experience or simply take the chance to give back to the community. There are a number of ways for you to volunteer and get involved in community activities.
Mentoring and peer support
Becoming a mentor is a powerful way to help other people discover their own direction. Engaging fellow students in an academic or pastoral way can also help your peers make the most out of their university experience.
Student leadership and representation
Build your leadership skills whilst representing your peers on issues you are passionate about, whether inside the university or in the wider community.
Teaching and demonstrating
Put the knowledge you’ve learned into practice by sharing with your peers. Speak to your Tutor to find out about opportunities available within your School.
Finding part time work that allows you to use skills gained as part of your course, or develop new ones, is a fantastic way to engage with the Bristol community. Visit mycareer for the latest local and national vacancies.
Opportunities within the curriculum
Get involved through your course! Some courses offer the opportunity for students to work on a real-world issue as part of their degree, as well as gain knowledge from the local community.To see examples of current Community Based Learning projects, visit the Engaged Learning Team’s page. To find out whether your course offers community based learning projects, please speak to your Tutor.
Postgraduate Research opportunities
The Bristol Doctoral College offers a range of opportunities specific to postgraduate students to get involved in the community, as well as develop skills. Postgraduates can view events and opportunities or contact their Tutor.
Engagement Opportunities are delivered through our Bristol Futures initiative. They connect our students, the University and wider stakeholders through the sharing of knowledge, resources and skills. We collaborate with local, national and global organisations on projects that support all students to develop key personal and professional attributes aligned to the Bristol Skills Framework.
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Complete the Bristol PLUS Award and have your engagement in Bristol Futures’ activities recognised. All types of extracurricular engagement opportunities can count towards the award. Endorsed and valued by employers, Bristol PLUS can help you articulate your achievements and skills and stand out from the crowd.
We welcome opportunities for students to collaborate with community partners and employers on projects that will impact both the individual and the organisation. Find out more and see the ways you can engage with us.
Are you a staff member at the University? Find out what resources are available for you and how you can get involved across the University community.