It's common to worry about making friends and fitting in at university. Try these practical resources to help you feel you belong.
Am I good enough?
If you have arrived in the UK from another country you may experience culture shock. You may notice differences between the way things are done and what you are used to at home. It is very common and there are things you can do to make it better.
- What's on: events and activities for current students
Online or in-person events and activities where you can connect with fellow students and build your Bristol community.
- The Global Lounge
Share experiences and make friends through a range of cultural events and activities. Open to all students and most events are free.
- Student Minds: Transition into University
Transitions offers a single source of resources with helpful tips for navigating university life.
- Students' Union networks
Networks are an exciting way to build communities. Free and open to all students.
- Freedom (Off the Record)
Freedom is gender and sexuality social action project run by Off the Record.
- Your Amazing Mind podcast: Marginalisation and Mental Health
Listen to Khadija's experience as a Muslim medical student.
- Your Amazing Mind podcast: LGBTQ+ and Mental Health
Ruth shares her story of self-discovery and self-reflection and acceptance into the LGBTQ+ community.
Bristol Mind in partnership with the University wellbeing workshops
Bristol Mind, in partnership with the University, are running a series of free wellbeing workshops this term.
- Wellbeing Essentials for Students
- Tools and Techniques for Mental Health
These resources have been recommended by our team of health and wellbeing specialists.
We hope you find them useful. However, please be aware that the University is not responsible for the content of any external sites listed.
This toolkit has practical tips and tools to help you feel settled, support friends and get help if you need it.
Follow the self-enrol link to join. If you don’t see the self-enrol link, you’re already enrolled.
How to Improve Self-Esteem
This workshop will help you to understand how self-esteem is formed and how it can impact on behaviour. We will help you to develop techniques to help youimprove and maintain self-esteem