Settling In

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Many students find that their expectations of University life exceed reality at times. It can feel as if you’re the only one with problems and everyone else has settled in straight away and is having a great time. Bristol SU want you to have the best student experience possible and want you to know that whatever issue you’re having you are not alone.

This page covers what to do and who to talk to if you’re having problems.

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  • Settling into your room: Just like you would with your bedroom at home, accessorise your room so it feels like your space - little things like putting up posters and photos can really make a room feel your own.
  • Speak to your senior resident or student support administrator about any problems you are having settling in. If you are in private sector accommodation and are having issues with your landlord or other problems within your community consider contacting the Accommodation Office.
  • Check out the Love Where You Live Bristol website. It’s a great new resource developed by the University, Bristol SU, University of the West of England, Bristol City Council and other local bodies designed to welcome new residents (students and non-students alike) to the city. It’s packed full of useful links and tips to help people settle into Bristol.

International and EU students

If you're struggling to adapt to life in the UK you won’t be alone. There are various people you can talk to.

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