Facilities

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.

You can read more about this news story, including a list of the cities we were up against, on the Epigram website. (Epigram is the University of Bristol Independent Student Newspaper). 

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.

There is an International Librarian, Angela Joyce, who works within the Arts and Social Sciences Library. She will offer support to any international student and has compiled an extremely helpful collection of resources to aid English language learning. This collection is on the ground floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library.

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

Quiet Study Space

In the Quiet Study Space on the fifth floor of the Richmond Building, you can find course books, reference books and dictionaries for English language study.

There are desks and chairs so that you can read and study on the premises. There are also power points so you can plug in your laptop.

Please note that items are tagged and cannot be removed.

Tours

Have a look around the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies with our Tour of CELFS.

Blackboard

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.

Sports

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.