Get involved with myopportunities. Search by skill or opportunity type, or be inspired by the unexpected!
myopportunities encourages you to broaden your experiences, develop your skills, and expand your networks. Engagement opportunities connect our students, the University, and wider stakeholders through the sharing of knowledge, resources, and skills. Opportunities may be within the institution or offered by external businesses and organisations.
All opportunities available are grouped into six categories. Find out about the categories of engagement opportunities below.
Internships and placements
Expand your career horizons, apply your learning and develop your skills by undertaking an internship during your studies or vacation periods.
Volunteering and outreach
Develop new skills, share your own experience or simply take the chance to give back to the community. There are several ways for you to volunteer and get involved in community activities.
Mentoring and peer support
Becoming a mentor is a powerful way to help other people discover their own direction. Engaging fellow students in an academic or pastoral way can also help your peers make the most out of their university experience.
Student leadership and representation
Build your leadership skills whilst representing your peers on issues you are passionate about, whether inside the university or in the wider community.
Teaching and demonstrating
Put the knowledge you’ve learned into practice by supporting your peers or sharing your skills and experiences outside of the university.
Ideas and challenges
Apply your skills and experiences to developing your ideas, solving challenges and finding funding opportunities.
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.
Watch this short video to see how engaging has benefitted these students.
Interested? Visit myopportunities to search for an engagement opportunity.
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.
Are you a staff member at the University? Find out what resources are available for you and how you can get involved across the University community.
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.