Meet people and find support

Find out what support is available to help you settle in and make friends.

Your school, university residence, Students' Union, and all our support services are here to help you meet people and feel at home.

Join in

Find an activity you enjoy, with more than 350 Students' Union societies, clubs, groups and support networks to choose from.

Make friends from all over the world at the Global Lounge. Help yourself to free hot drinks and biscuits, and check out their year-round events programmes, open to all students. 

You can see what's on and join in with one of the many events taking place. Try something new and make friends. 


Our Multifaith Chaplaincy is a place to meet people from all faiths and religions or none. We can help you find a place to worship, on campus or in the city.

Join the conversation

Online groups

If you are living in a university residence you can join your residence Facebook group once you are allocated your residence.

Social media

Learn more about life in Bristol by joining our social media groups.

Speak to a current student

If you would like to talk to a current student before you arrive, peer mentoring is available for first-year undergraduates.

Peer mentoring is not open to pre-sessional students.

International postgraduate taught students

Starting life in a new city can be daunting. Our Bristol Voices programme links Bristol-based international postgraduate taught students with an alumni contact to help you make the most of your Bristol experience.

Join the Bristol Voices programme to gain insider knowledge about your new city, practice your language skills, ask questions about life in the UK and Bristol.

Mature students and part-time students

If you are a mature or part-time student, join one of our mingles to meet other mature students and our Mature Student Adviser. 

Bristol Student's Union logo. Students' Union (Bristol SU)

Bristol SU is for all Bristol students, led by elected representatives working to get you the best from your time at university. Get involved.

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