For Bristol

We serve and work with the wider community of Bristol to benefit us all.

For the community


You can study short courses and return-to-study courses, online and in-person.

Take part

Take part in public consultations and research studies, volunteer with us or donate to the University's collections and medical research.


Find events at the University that are open to everyone.

Facilities, free clinics and venues

You can use our sports facilities and libraries, access free clinics, and find rooms and spaces for hire.


Visit some of our buildings and gardens and see public art on display.


View job vacancies and get job application support. We are one of the biggest employers in Bristol.

Work together

The University works with a wide range of non-profit organisations from small community and voluntary groups and social enterprises to large public sector bodies. You can:

  • partner with us on research
  • find skilled students and experts to enhance your project
  • hire meeting and event spaces.
An open industrial space fitted out for comfortable shared working, with pendant lights handing from the high ceiling. There's a person standing typing on a laptop at a standing desk, and a group of people seated on comfortable chairs nearby having a meeting.
Children in burgundy uniform sit at a table. A child's hand grips a colouring pencil and is colouring in a worksheet.

Schools and young people

  • Get a taste of what it's like to study at University.
  • Find work experience.
  • Attend educational events and workshops to learn about our research.
  • Use our resources for teachers and schools.

Our civic commitment

Civic University Agreement for Bristol

Working with University of the West of England, City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council, and the City Office to bring positive benefits to the city of Bristol.

A global civic university

As a global civic institution we can make a positive impact locally, nationally and globally by enabling and facilitating conversations and driving action to address the challenges ahead.