Students' Union

Every student at the University of Bristol is a member of the Students' Union. Led by students, for students, Bristol SU contributes towards our world-class university experience.

There are many ways Bristol SU can help make your time at Bristol the best it can be: 

Welcome week

Bristol SU coordinates an impressive range of activities to welcome you to the University.

Events are held every night in the Students’ Union, ranging from pub quizzes and live music to karaoke and TED Talks.

The Welcome Fair is a highlight, where you can meet society and sports club members and find out what’s on offer. 


Six full-time officers and a network of student representatives, elected by you, work hard to represent your views and needs to the Union, the University and National Union of Students (NUS).

There are lots of ways to make your voice heard, such as voting in elections, contributing to consultations or taking up a role as an elected representative.

The Richmond Building

The Richmond Building is home to the Students' Union and is a lively hub in which to work and relax between lectures.

The building had a £30-million renovation in 2016 and houses two theatres, a café-bar, photography darkroom, pottery and dance studios, rehearsal rooms and a swimming pool, making it is one of the largest Students' Union buildings in the country.

The Richmond Building is also home to one of the city's largest gig venues, the Anson Rooms, which has hosted big names, including David Bowie, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and London Grammar.

My plans for after I graduate include travelling while scuba diving. The University of Bristol Underwater Club has fuelled this interest deeply and the friendships I have made over the past few years have helped shaped these plans. I am certain I will settle here later on in life, the city has sold itself to me.

Lily (BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
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