The Richmond Building is the home of Bristol SU. With a buzzing bar, countless events, gigs and a theatre, Bristol SU is a social hub for students. But the SU offers more than just a good social life. It hosts a range of useful services that can help you get to grips with the practical side of university life. Let us introduce a few key SU Services you need to know about.
Despite the unrelenting presence of hills at every turn, Bristol is a great cycling city. With increased cycling lanes and lots of places to lock your bike around the city, cycling is the perfect way to get around. Bristol SU's bike scheme offers students the chance to hire a bike for the whole academic year at just £50 (plus a £100 deposit). Cycling is a great way to get fit, beat the traffic and seriously reduce your carbon footprint. There are just 75 bikes available and they are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The pre-registration goes live on A level results day, Thursday 16th August, with bikes going on sale officially on the 1st October. For more information on the scheme, please click here.
Stay on top of your studies this term and get yourself down to Blackwell’s Bookshop. It’s situated just inside the foyer of the Richmond Building, only a short walk from campus. Blackwell’s offers discounted packages on module reading lists and sells both new and second-hand books. And for those money-savvy returning students, Blackwell’s will buy back your old textbooks too. For more information on Bristol’s Blackwell’s store, please click here.
It’s not all location, location, location; despite what the estate agent may tell you. Avoid being sold a pokey, overpriced flat and look to Bristol SU Lettings to help you find the perfect student property. They offer a wide range of student properties in a variety of areas. Their key aim is to improve the moving experience of our students, so you’ll find yourself in safe hands here. Plus there’s the added bonus of no costly agency fees if you find a property with them. With the highest student satisfaction rating in Bristol at 93%, you’d be silly not to check out what they’ve got on offer. For more information on Bristol SU Lettings, please click here.
Just Ask is Bristol SU’s one-stop shop for student support, signposting students in the right direction where necessary but ensuring support throughout. The service is free, confidential, impartial and accessible to all students. They offer support over a wide range of academic issues such as academic appeals, extenuating circumstances or changing course. No matter what your academic problem is, Just Ask is here to help. For more information on Just Ask, please click here.
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