Bristol has been named the 'best city in the UK.'

In October 2013, the city of Bristol was named the best city in the UK in which to live. The study was carried out by MoneySuperMarket.com, and focused on the Quality of Living Index.

Libraries and computer rooms

Students attending courses at the Centre will be given a U-Card. This is a student ID card and will grant you access to the Library Facilities and the computer centre.

In term time, the library facilities are open every day from 08:00 a.m to midnight and the computer centre is open 24 hours. A full list of all of the study spaces can be found on the IT services website.

Open Access Study Space

The Centre has a designated open access multi-media facility with 20 networked PCs and network ports for students to plug in their personal IT equipment. It is located on the fourth floor of the Richmond Building, 105 Queen's Road.

Online resources


Have a look around the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies with our tour: 360.html


All University of Bristol students have access to Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. You should use this portal to look at the course you are studying on as you will find a lot of self-assessment tools and interactive tutorials which will support your studies.

Careers Service

The Careers Service mission statement is: "enabling students to make and implement informed choices about their future and realise their aspirations". You can find more information about the Careers Service on their website.

The Bristol PLuS Awards recognise and reward University of Bristol students who have gained significant professional and life skills through extra-curricula experiences, which are important now more than ever in the current graduate labour market.You can find more information on the Bristol Plus Award Careers Service website.


Students attending courses at the Centre are entitled to buy a University sports pass, which gives access to the University sports facilities. For further information please visit the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health web site.

Students' Health Service

The Students' Health Service aims to provide a positive and unique health care experience for students of the University of Bristol and their dependents. The Practice offers the full range of NHS treatment and also additional medical services specifically for student patients and for the University.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is there for all students. They organise activities and events; they support the various student societies; they have an advice and support team, called Just Ask; and their main aim is to make your time at the University as fun as possible!

Opening hours 

The University computer centre is open 24 hours.