Events, community and support

We want all our students to have sense of community and belonging during their time in residence. Find out how to access clubs and events and get involved with helping to shape the social scene in your residence, and how to access further support if you need it.

Social spaces

Each of our residence has access to social spaces. Some of these are open for you to drop in and use, others are bookable for clubs and events. Visit your Residence Guide for full details of the social spaces in your residence, opening times and how to book.


Each residence has a Junior Common Room (JCR) which is a social committee run by students. The JCR organise sport and social events including socials, theatrical performances, live music and dance events an summer balls. Find out more about how to get involved in your JCR.

Your Residential Life team will also arrange various events throughout the year. To find out what’s on, the best places to visit are the ResiLife Facebook and Instagram pages.

Residential Life

Your Residential Life team are on-hand throughout your time in residences. They offer a support network for students living in university accommodation, as well as organising events and activities in residences and creating our residence community.

The team includes chief and senior residents who live in the residences. They provide approachable and familiar faces and will listen to you and offer support for whatever concerns or worries you have.

You can contact Residential Life by telephone or email 24 hours a day, or by visiting your Student Support Centre in person between 7am and 7pm. Not sure which village your residence is in? Visit our Residence Guide page for a list of which residences belong to which Village. 

VillagePhone (24/7)Email (24/7)Drop-in (7am-7pm)
North Village 0117 428 3300 Student Support Centre
North Residential Village
Hiatt Baker Hall
Parry's Lane
East Village 0117 428 3302 Student Support Centre
East Residential Village
The Hawthorns
Woodland Road
West Village 0117 428 3301 Student Support Centre
West Residential Village
Clifton Hill House
Lower Clifton Hill

Further support

In addition to your Residential Life team, the University has a range of support and services to help you get the most out of your time at University. Visit the student support webpages for information on accessing help and advice on everything from financial concerns to your wellbeing. 

If you're really struggling with your mental health of wellbeing, or are worried about a friend, please do visit the request wellbeing support page and ask for help. 

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