The Best Student Life. Bristol SU


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We take teenagers with learning disabilities away on both weekend and day trips. We go to a whole host of amazing places, including youth hostels, holiday camps, local attractions and educational visits! Last years trip took us to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, the Bristol Hippodrome, Cribbs Causway, the Aquarium, and Chessington World of Adventures. There’s a huge emphasis on fun and new experiences, so if you have energy and enthusiasm then join up! Check our Facebook page for more details to see what we’re up to!

Pitstop gives you the chance to make a real difference to a young person’s life, improving your communication and care skills. There is no long term commitment required, but usually once people have come once, they always come back! No previous experience is required, just be prepared to have a great time! 


  • 8th October - Info Session / Give it a Go! - 7:30pm at the White Harte Pub, come along for a drink and a chat with the committee
  • 20th October - Day Trip - Bristol Zoo and a film! 
  • 17th November - Day Trip - Cooking It! Baking cookies, making pizzas, and playing some games (9:30am - 2pm)
  • 25th Novemer - RAG Pub Quiz for Pitstop! Answer some Qs and help Pitstop raise some £££s 
  • 15th December - Day trip - Panto and Pizza! - We'll be heading to the Hippodrome to see Dick Wittington this Christmas, followed by our traditional pizza tea!
  • 16th February - Day Trip - Bristol Bears Sports Day! Wheelchair basketball, stuck in the mud, and learning dance routines (9am-4pm)
  • 15th March - Day Trip - Activity Day at Mojo Active! (9am-4:30pm)
  • 17th March - Pitstop 2010s Pub Quiz and Raffle! As a follow up to last years noughties quiz, we're going to have an evening of pop culture at the White Harte to raise some £££ for our trips.
  • 23rd March - Pitstop AGM - Come along if you're interested in being on committee next year!
  • 7th June - BIG SUMMER TRIP - Chessington World of Adventures!!! 

To find out more about our trips, sign up to our mailing list
In order to come along, you must have completed a DBS check (free through the Student Union) and have completed the Safeguarding Unit which is a 10 minute test done online. 

Drop us an email if there's anything else you'd like to know!
President: Bethan Howe
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Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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