A: This week is packed full of events that aim to help you to make friends and familiarise yourself with the university system. It’s an opportunity for you to learn more about how your course will be structured, what societies are on offer, the student services available and about student life in general. Please visit this webpage for details of events that are planned: https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/welcome/. You may also wish to join the Welcome Week 2016 Facebook group and event to learn of further details and to interact with other new students. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580299918948687/?active_tab=highlights. Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1733663526847112/?ref=group_browse_new.
A: Once you have registered as a student of the University of Bristol and been given your online credentials, you should be able to access your timetable via the MyBristol webpage. You are able to sign in using this link. Your timetable should be available at least one week before teaching begins. If you are having difficulties accessing your timetable please contact your school office or the IT service desk (contact details listed below).
A: If you are having difficulties with online registration, first visit this webpage to see if a solution is available. If the problem persists, contact your faculty office. The details of which will be available online.
A: There are printable maps of campus and the city which are available at this webpage. Also, Google Maps is a very useful tool in getting to know both the campus and the city. There are self guided walking tours of campus which are available, have a look at this page for more details: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/university/visit/walking-tour.html. We would also recommend the Bristol Free Walking Tours if you would like an interesting tour round the city that doesn’t eat into your wallet. Find the detail of this walking tour at:http://bristolfreewalkingtour.com/#freewalk. When meeting in a specific location, always make a note of the address and the room number. You should be able to find all buildings on campus when consulting any campus or Google map. If you have difficulty finding the a specific room, do not hesitate to contact the reception of the building for directions.
A: After registering online as a student and submitting a suitable photo for your Ucard, your card will be available for collection from the Card Services unit located at Royal Fort Lodge, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1UH (open Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm). You will need to bring with you your Certificate of Registration, stamped by your Faculty or School office, as evidence that you have completed all the registration processes.
A: If you have any financial difficulties please contact Just Ask for support and advice (contact details below). There are a number of available services within the university which may be able to help your financial issues. This webpage provides more detail on the methods of support on offer.
A: If you have any academic issues please visit Bristol University’s Academic Support webpage. The site outlines the range of support that is offered. Queries related to your studies are initially best directed at your school office. You may wish to speak to your personal tutor, to visit Peer Assisted Learning services or arrange with your school to take further action.
A: Yes, you can. The Bristol SU offers many student jobs in industries such as retail, events and marketing. Please visit our site to learn of some of our current opportunities. Bristol University’s Career Service can help you find the perfect part-time job for your needs. However, the university recommends that a full-time student undertakes no more than 15 hours per week of work during term time. You can schedule appointments to discuss your CV, cover letter or application. There are also career events, information sessions and skills sessions running throughout the whole year. Do make sure you take advantage of these services whilst you’re here, you won’t regret it when graduation approaches. The Career Service’s details are listed below.
A: If you are suffering from mental health issues of any kind please contact Bristol Student Health Centre, or alternatively you may wish to contact Bristol Student Counselling Services (contact details for both are listed below). Both services are able to offer a range of support.
A: There are over 330 societies, clubs and sports on offer here at the University of Bristol. For a full list please visit: https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/activities/societies/. If you are interested in trying something new but are not certain of whether a particular society is for you, be sure to attend some of the society taster sessions on offer during Welcome Week.
Bristol Academic Support
Bristol SU Just Ask
Address: 3rd Floor, Richmond Building, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1LN
Number: 0117 331 8634
Bristol University Student Services
Card Services Unit
Address: Royal Fort Lodge, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1UH.
Address: Careers Service, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1UD
Number: 0117 928 8221
Address: Lower Ground Floor (LGF), Hampton House, Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JS.
Number: 0117 331 0444
Maps and Travel Information
Address: 1 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB
Number: 0117 954 6600
Address: 3rd Floor, Hampton House, St. Michael's Hill, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6AU
Number: 0117 954 6655
Students’ Health Centre
Address: Ground Floor, Hampton House, St. Michaels Hill, Cotham, Bristol, BS6 6AU
Number: 0117 330 2720
Student IT Services
Address: 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1UD
Number: 0117 928 7870
Nightline available between 8pm and 8am during term time on 01179 266 266.
Vulnerable Student Support Services
Number: 0117 331 0419