Student Handbook, 2014/15 edition

Printed copies of the Student Handbook are distributed to new students at registration. Each section is presented as a separate PDF, with links to other information. The Student Handbook 2014 (PDF, 1,036kB) is also available as a single PDF.


  • Purpose of this handbook
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Brief facts about the University
  • Key dates

Introduction (PDF, 27kB)

Section 1: Academic matters

  • Faculty and school contacts
  • Attendance
  • Examinations and assessment
  • Development opportunities

Academic matters (PDF, 34kB)

Section 2: Study skills and resources

  • Study skills and tips
  • Library services
  • Information literacy skills
  • IT skills
  • MyBristol
  • IT services
  • Language skills

Study skills and resources (PDF, 102kB)

Section 3: Money matters

  • Fees and insurance
  • Council Tax
  • Student funding arrangements

Money matters (PDF, 47kB)

Section 4: Student support

  • Health care
  • Counselling
  • Careers and job opportunities
  • Mature students and student parents
  • Disabled students
  • International students
  • Multifaith Chaplaincy
  • Catering
  • Personal security and crime prevention
  • Accommodation
  • Green issues

Student support (PDF, 125kB)

Section 5: Sport, leisure and travel

  • Sport
  • Cultural activities
  • Travel

Sport, leisure and travel (PDF, 81kB)

Section 6: Students’ Union

  • Mission statement
  • Representation and advice
  • Activities and entertainment
  • Facilities

Students' Union (PDF, 66kB)

Section 7: Regulations and policies

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Academic matters
  • Use of facilities
  • Glossary of University terminology
  • Faculties and academic schools

Regulations and policies (PDF, 127kB)