The first of its kind at the University of Bristol, the Harm Reduction campaign aims to remove barriers from students accessing support, and to reduce the risk of harm associated with using drugs, including alcohol.
LaunchPad opened in September 2019 and is a mixed community housing scheme set up for University of Bristol students, young people at risk of homelessness and Key Workers. This is student housing with a difference, bringing young people together to build communities and futures. SU Lettings worked in partnership with the University, 1625ip and United Communities on the project. In December 2019 the property was shortlisted for Small Residential Development of the Year at the first insider South West Residential Property Awards 2020.
The course is highly personalised and intensive, taking students through their year as a group leader. We train key skills in fortnightly workshops and work on their personal development in 1-1 meetings.
Smashing more records for elections and student council 4340 students voted in the first term elections, smashing all previous term 1 records! 280 student leaders attended Student Council and passed motions to make Welcome Fair more accessible, to support Student Housing Cooperatives, to support the Climate Strikes, and to start Read more…
Revamped our Student Group of the Month celebrations We launched our revamped ‘Student group of the month’ competition, with an amazing 31 nominations in the first month alone. The first winners were the Bristol Uni Boob Team, representing breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! They’ve seen a clear need in the Read more…
We welcomed our first International Students Full Time Officer this year, who has represented and strengthened our community of international students.
Three new Networks came into action this year: the Multifaith Network, the Care Leavers & Estranged Students Network, and the Mature Students, Parents & Carers Network, who are all already hard at work supporting their students.
There are almost 3500 current SU members who are students of faith, but atheist and agnostic students are welcome to join the Multifaith Network too!
Over 2600 SU members have also told us that they identify as a Mature Student, Parent, Carer, Care Leaver, or Estranged student, so our new Networks stand to benefit a whole range of students!
Our student opportunities team devised a new model for our fun, social, Intramural sports competition which introduced a range of new sports and new ways to play.
We now have over double the players we’ve had in previous years, with 1 in 10 students now an Intramural player.