Cost of living support

Financial worries can be a struggle but please don’t ignore money troubles or debt as there is a wide range of support available to help you save money and manage your budget.

This page will be updated as more support and advice becomes available.

pot of coins with plant growing out of centre Financial assistance fund

If you are having financial difficulties, you can apply for help through our Financial assistance fund. The fund is open to all students.

two people talking Money advice

You can find advice and guidance about managing your money on the Student finances webpage. If you need more help, contact our Student Services team who can connect you with the support you need.

person sitting at a desk Study spaces

Around campus you can find study spaces, some of which can be booked in advance, and social spaces such as the SU Living Room and SU Loft in Senate House.

barista making a cup of coffee Part-time work

If you are looking for part-time work you can search for vacancies through the Careers Service and the Bristol SU

Close up of a hand using a computer mouse Digital support fund

If you are struggling to engage with your studies because of access to IT equipment or connectivity you may be able to get help through our Digital support fund

two students eating at a table Catering

Check out a range of cheaper hot food options from Monday 18 September 2023. Just show your U-card  

  • £1 soup & roll - available at all Source Cafés on campus. Please note that this option is not available at the Senate House Marketplace.
  • £2.50 for a hot meal in the Balloon bar in the Richmond building and from the hatch in the Hawthorne's study space.
  • Cheaper hot food options, including jacket potato and beans for £2 - are available from the Source Café at the Hiatt Baker bus hub.
  • These offers will also be available at the community cafe in Langford. 



Free social events and activities

Our events page includes a range of free actitivites.

How the SU are supporting you

Head over to the SU Cost of Living Support webpage for resources and updates on action they are taking to help you.

Wellbeing support

Please contact the Wellbeing Service if you feel you need additional support. 

Money advice drop ins

If you have a funding worry or query, join an online drop in Monday - Friday, via Teams: 

No need to book, just click the link and an Adviser will be with you shortly. 

Or you can contact us by email: money-advice@bristol.ac.uk

Campus facilities

Find where you can get free drinking water, showers and bike parking on campus.

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