Looking after your wellbeing

We want you to get the most out of your time at university and feel safe, supported and able to reach your potential.

Support for your health and wellbeing

Through our network of student services, we will ensure you have access to support for all aspects of student life - academic, personal and practical.

Our wellbeing advisers work with academic personal tutors and other staff to help you address any pesonal and emotional difficulties you might experience and make the most of academic study.

In our residences, there is a range of pastoral support to promote wellbeing and foster a sense of community.

Bristol is one of only two universities in the UK to run a full NHS GP practice. It provides all the usual GP services and is run by a team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff who have a wealth of experience in working with students and their dependants.

Support for mental health

As well as assisting students to access local NHS services, our Student Counselling Service offers ways for students to maintain positive mental health, through self-help materials, workshops, and group and individual counselling.

We encourage students with enduring mental health difficulties to notify us early on in the application process, so we can help you set up your support network before you arrive.  

Disability support

Our Disability Services can provide advice and study support for students who have long-term health conditions, including mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, sensory impairments, and mobility difficulties.

It is best to contact us early in the application process, so we can advise you on the support that may be available and how to access it.

Support for students with children 

Our subsidised day nursery is conveniently located on the main campus. It can accommodate children from three months to five years and is open weekdays throughout the year.

Support for students leaving care 

We offer guidance and support to young people leaving care, before you apply and throughout your time at Bristol. We can provide specific information on financial help, accommodation and pastoral support.

Faith and spiritual support

The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers confidential pastoral and spiritual support, religious information and advice, and a welcoming space for all faiths and none.

International student support

Our International Team will support you from the moment you accept an offer, right through to graduation, including welcome events and practical support as you settle in to life in Bristol. 

A safe environment

We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation and we are committed to providing a fair and safe environment in which students can study and socialise.

Our Security Services operate 24 hours a day, year round, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 

Healthy lifestyles

Our impressive range of activities and excellent sports facilities can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and benefit from the positive effects of sport. Find out more about Sport, Exercise and Health at Bristol. 

Friendly. Encouraging. Supportive. There are quite a lot more words that I can use to describe the University, but these three instantly pop into my mind! Inevitably, there are times when things don't go smoothly. However, at those times, I felt very supported and encouraged by the University. My personal tutor was always happy to meet with me when I popped her an email.

Ho Yee Chloe (LLB Law)
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