Whether you are a small community organisation or a large public-sector body, there are many ways in which we can support your organisation’s mission and, in turn, we can benefit from your expertise. You could partner with us on research, find skilled students and experts to enhance your project, or hire meeting and event spaces. Find out how the University can work with your not-for-profit organisation.
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- Access researchers, academics and students
- Working in partnership
- Facilities and venues
- Supply the University
Access researchers, academics and students
Discover how you can benefit from staff and students at the University being involved with your project, group or organisation. A subject expert could speak at your event or add expertise to enhance your funding bid. Or you could host a student volunteer, intern or placement. You can find support across a range of areas.
- If you work in the community and want to explore better ways of living, The Brigstow Institute may be able to help you make connections with our skilled students and experts. Find out how they could enhance your project.
- Contact our environmental research community through the Cabot Institute for the Environment.
- Contact arts experts and students on topics including anthropology, archaeology, film and television, music, theatre, languages and humanities. Get in touch with the Faculty of Arts Partnerships.
- Contact law, economics, business, policy, sociology or education experts and students through the Professional Liaison Network.
- Work with scientists through the Science Partnerships Office. Topic areas include chemistry, data science, earth sciences, geography, maths, physics and more.
- Contact engineers and other staff and students through the Industrial Liaison Office. Topic areas include data, AI (artificial intelligence), energy and the environment and more.
- If you work in Health and Life Sciences and are looking for ways to engage with academics and/or support in translating data into services, products or interventions, contact the Translational Research Hub.
Working with students
Working with our students can offer you a free or cost-effective way to solve capacity issues, find innovative ways of approaching your project or get a fresh perspective to solving a problem.
- Find out how you could host a volunteer, intern, or placement, or advertise your paid roles, by contacting our Careers Service.
- Connect with student volunteers through the Students' Union.
Working in partnership
Discover how collaborating with the academic community to bring your experience and their research skills together could benefit your project, group or organisation and the University.
Find the right partner
- If you work in the community, and want to explore better ways of living, find out how the Brigstow Institute could help you. Explore the Brigstow Institue's recent projects.
- To work towards transforming digital innovation and helping build better digital futures for everyone, find out how to partner with the Bristol Digital Futures Institute.
- If your work is focussed on tackling environmental challenges, find out how you can work with the Cabot Institute for the Environment.
- To work towards a fair, inclusive, and low-carbon economy, explore how you could collaborate with the Inclusive Economy Initiative.
- To collaborate on world-leading research in anthropology, archaeology, film and television, music, theatre, languages and humanities, contact the Faculty of Arts.
- Discover how working with law, economics, business, policy, sociology or education experts and students could open doors for your organisation by collaborating with the Professional Liaison Network.
- Work with engineers and other staff and students by collaborating with the Industrial Liaison Office. Topic areas include data, AI (artificial intelligence), energy and the environment and more.
- To work together on chemistry, data science, earth sciences, geography, maths, physics and more, get in touch to see how you can work with the Science Partnerships Office.
- If your organisation is doing work that could inform policy, get in touch with Policy Bristol who could connect you with researchers and policymakers.
- Find out more about how to work together with the University.
Facilities and venues
The University has a large number of buildings across the city. Spaces in and around these buildings are available to hire for a range of events and purposes.
- Explore a huge range of venues to hire across the University campus and beyond including conference rooms, event spaces and wedding venues.
- Hire rooms for workshops, outreach sessions, meetings and other group activities at the Barton Hill micro-campus.
- Hire the Linnaeus Study Room, situated in the Botanic Gardens, to run courses, seminars, meetings, exhibitions and more.
- Engine Shed, located near Temple Meads train station, offers co-working areas, meeting rooms and event spaces to hire.
Supply the University
If you have goods and services that you would like to supply to the University, we encourage you to register on the University's Opportunities Portal. We are dedicated to developing an ethical and environmentally sustainable supply chain which supports local small to medium sized enterprises.