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.

Accessing support when you need it

Our comprehensive network of support services is available across the University: in our residences, our academic schools and through central services such as student counselling and student health. Together, they ensure you have access to academic, personal and practical support throughout your studies.

In your school: student wellbeing advisers work with academic personal tutors, supervisors and other staff to address any personal and emotional difficulties you might experience, helping you to make the most of your academic studies.

In your residence: each of our Residential Villages is supported by a team of full-time support staff, who are trained to provide a visible and approachable source of expert help 24/7, 365 days a year. The team also includes 120 chief and senior residents who live in our residences and provide a familiar face and peer support for their fellow students.

Looking after your health

Our Students' Health Service provide a full National Health Service (NHS) general practice service. 

The practice is run by a team of doctors, nurses and support staff who have a lot of experience working with students and their dependents. 

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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