Community engagement

Get involved with your community through voluntary opportunities. Search for opportunities, or be inspired by the unexpected!

Voluntary opportunities encourage you to broaden your experiences, develop your skills, and expand your networks. Opportunities may be within the University or offered by external businesses and organisations; they give you the chance to share knowledge, resources, and skills. Search mycareer for voluntary roles and for one-off events requiring volunteer support.

All opportunities available are grouped into six categories. Find out about the categories of engagement opportunities below. 

Bristol Futures

Bristol Futures is an initiative created to enhance our students’ experience and to support them to fulfil their academic and personal potential. It strengthens graduate employability by offering extracurricular and credit bearing activities linked to three interdisciplinary themes: Innovation and Enterprise, Global Citizenship and Sustainable Futures.

We collaborate with local, national and global organisations on projects that support all students to develop key personal and professional attributes aligned to the Bristol Skills Framework.

Information for students

Watch this short video to see how engaging has benefitted these students.

Be recognised by the Bristol PLUS Award

Complete the Bristol PLUS Award and have your engagement in Bristol Futures’ activities recognised. All types of extracurricular engagement opportunities can count towards the award. Endorsed and valued by employers, Bristol PLUS can help you articulate your achievements and skills and stand out from the crowd.

Information for organisations

We welcome opportunities for students to collaborate with community partners and employers on projects that will impact both the individual and the organisation. Find out more and see the ways you can engage with us.

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