How we can support you

Bristol is renowned for its outstanding academic environment. Whether you are a first year undergraduate student or PhD candidate, we will support you to reach your potential.

Academic support

Most taught students have a personal tutor to meet on a regular basis. Your tutor will support you with your studies and can direct you to a range of academic support. Postgraduate research students are supported by their supervisors. Find out more about what academic support services are available.

Language and academic development

Our Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies run courses to help with your academic language and literacy. They include:

Living support

Settling in

Our staff are here to support you from the moment you accept an offer throughout your time at Bristol. Welcome Week is a great opportunity to make friends and settle into university life. Look at our information for new students.

A safe environment

We provide a fair and safe environment for studying and socialising. We have our own police officer, and our security service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Wellbeing and support services

Being at University can be exciting but there may be times when you struggle. It can be difficult being away from your home, family and friends. At Bristol, you are not on your own and there is always someone to talk to. We have a range of services to support your health and wellbeing while you are with us. Find out what support services are available.

Did you know?

Small-group classes are a distinctive feature of our approach to teaching and learning.

Careers and employability

We have a range of services to support you in your future career, including the University's Career Service and the Professional Liaison Network

Student Life

Explore student life in a leading city - find out more about Bristol and the facilities and services available to you, including:

  • the University's wellbeing services
  • sports, exercise and health facilities
  • our Students' Union.
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