Accommodation, safety and support

Find information for parents, carers and supporters about accommodation, student safety and health and the support services available at the University.


Subject to conditions, University-allocated accommodation is guaranteed to new first year undergraduate students. Our residences are split into three residential villages located throughout Bristol, with regular transport links connecting them to the campus.

We offer accommodation to suit everyone, including adapted and accessible accommodation, single-sex, alcohol-free and mature options. 

Living in university accommodation is a great opportunity for your child/dependent to meet other first year students and adjust to living independently while feeling safe and supported. Each residential village has a Residential Life team of trained support staff available 24 hours a day and a student-led social committee that organises events and activities throughout the year.

To learn more about our residences, how to apply for accommodation and what your student will need to bring, visit our accommodation webpages.


Bristol is known for being a friendly and vibrant city with a fantastic atmosphere for students. It is also a safe city, having been awarded Purple Flag status and 'secured environment' status in a police certification scheme. The University has its own Security Services and University Police Officer.


We are committed to providing a comprehensive network of student services to ensure students feel supported and can flourish at Bristol.

Our Student Inclusion Team runs programmes and events throughout the year to support students from underrepresented groups and ensure campus is as inclusive as possible.

Our Multifaith Chaplaincy and Global Lounge support international students to connect, exchange cultures, and feel welcome and at home here.

Other support services include tutoring, disability support, student finances, academic advice, visa advisors and more. To explore the full list of student services we offer, visit our student support webpage.


We work in partnership with Bristol Students' Union to understand the needs of our students and are proud to have become one of the first universities to receive the Mental Health Charter Award.

We have a dedicated Student Counselling Service and a University Health Service with doctors experienced in dealing with a wide range of student health issues.

Most international students can access medical care through the National Health Service (NHS). Visit our International Student Health Services webpages to find out more about health services in the UK, as well as what international students should do before they arrive.

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If you have concerns about a student, find out about help we can offer from our parent and supporter concerns page.

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