Arrival events and support

We have events and support to help you feel part of our community, from the moment you arrive in Bristol. 


You will join a community of fellow international students transferring to Bristol, as well as our existing student body.

You will get to know your course mates and the students you live with, as well as other Global Transfer Programme students.

Bristol Buddies

We created the Bristol Buddies scheme to help you settle in. We match you with an existing student who will act as your guide, answering your questions. They will contact you before you arrive and help welcome and support you in Bristol.

Welcome events

We arrange events to help you make the most out of your time at Bristol. These include:

  • a personalised introduction to support available at Bristol
  • a welcome to our students’ union which offers a range of societies, clubs and activities you can join.

We also organise careers events for you, preparing you for success after graduation.

Support at Bristol

You will also benefit from the study support and health and wellbeing support we give all our students.

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