Our Research


We use surveys to find out more about students’ experiences at Bristol. This allows us to lobby the University and make sure we’re providing you with the best possible Students’ Union.


Bristol SU regularly conducts research into the student experience.

We're currently participating in the Student Life Pulse, to find out more about your student experience.

Student Life Pulse

We are committed to understanding the lives of our students and your experiences at university. In order to do this, we are proud members of the Student Life Pulse, an online survey specially developed for student unions in the UK. The study will track the experience of our students throughout the academic year, as well as your perceptions and experiences of the university and union itself. We’ll use the information collected to develop and plan our services for the future and act as the voice of all Bristol students. 

Between October and June you will receive an email inviting you to take part by completing the online survey. We want to hear the views of as many of you as possible, so we hope you can spare a few minutes to help us with this important research! The research is being administered by Alterline, an independent research agency. Alterline is an accredited research company which follows all guidelines for data privacy and security. They do not hold any personally identifiable data about you, except where you choose to provide this during your participation in the research. Any information you disclose will be treated in the strictest confidence and the results are anonymised so no answers are attributable to any individuals. 

If you have any questions about the research, please contact alice.phillips@bristol.ac.uk

Bristol SU Research

Previous pieces of research include:

If you have any questions about any of our research, you can email our Research and Evaluation Coordinator Chloe Maughan - chloe.maughan@bristol.ac.uk