Looking after your wellbeing
We want you to get the most out of your time at university. Our comprehensive network of student services will ensure you have access to support for all aspects of university life – academic, personal and practical
Looking after your health
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.
Our Student Counselling Service provides a safe place for you to talk through any problems.
It offers a wide range of services including individual counselling and therapeutic group sessions, a well-stocked resource library and workshops covering topics such as how to cope with stress.
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.
Disability Services provide advice and study support for students with long-term health conditions including mental health difficulties (eg anxiety, depression), specific learning difficulties (eg dyslexia), autism spectrum conditions (eg Asperger’s syndrome), sensory (vision and hearing) 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 to you and how to access it.
Support for care leavers
We offer guidance and support to young people leaving care throughout their time at Bristol and can provide specific information on financial help, accommodation and pastoral support. For further information please email our Widening Participation team.
Faith and spiritual support
The Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre offers support to all members of the University regardless of belief or background. The centre hosts a number of worship and meditation groups, as well as lunches and other opportunities to explore faith and spirituality.
We want you to have the best student experience possible and stay healthy and active during your time at Bristol. That’s why we provide great facilities for sport and physical activity, and a range of programmes designed to help you make healthy lifestyle choices.
A safe environment
Bristol has been awarded the police certification of a ‘secured 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.
International student support
Our International Team will support you from the moment you accept an offer, right through to graduation. This includes a meet and greet service at Heathrow and Bristol airports, an exciting programme of welcome events and practical support as you settle in during September. Throughout the rest of the year, our team of International Students Ambassadors organise outings and events and provide ongoing support.