The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

The Bristol SU Living Room is a new space, opened in December 2018, brought to you by Bristol SU on the fourth floor of Senate House. It aims to bring a little piece of the SU to the heart of campus, giving you a space to relax, unwind and connect with other students.

In 2018, joint mental health research carried out by Bristol SU and other Students Unions found that 35% of students say that they rarely or never feel relaxed and 1 in 4 of you are regularly stressed about isolation. Frankly we don’t think this is good enough!

The Bristol SU Living Room provides a space on campus to combat isolation and facilitate positive wellbeing. There is a weekly programme of events if you fancy trying something new, lots of different games from foosball to ping pong, space to relax and catch up with friends, or to sit, eat your lunch and take in the amazing panoramic views.

The Bristol SU Living Room is open 8am-10pm Monday-Friday during term time. We run a weekly programme of events, usually held between 12-2pm and all our events are open to everyone. They are totally opt-in and unobtrusive, so if you want to chill or meet a friend for lunch in the SU Living Room whilst an event is on, you’ll still be able to. If you want to know more, check out our FAQs.

We’d love to hear what you think of the Bristol SU Living Room and how we can make it an even better home for Bristol students on campus. If there’s something you’d like to tell us, or if you’d like to host an event in the Bristol SU Living Room, then drop us a line on

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2019! Following the success of the Bristol SU Living Room in Senate House, we'll be opening new Living Rooms in halls of residence in Septmeber 2019. Watch this space for updates!

Please note that the Bristol SU Living Room will be closed from Thursday 6th June - Monday 23rd June in line with the closure of Senate House. During this time it will be open as a pop-up space in the foyer of Bristol SU, the Richmond Building. Opening times are everyday 8am - 10pm.