A Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) opportunity is an activity you undertake that is beneficial to you and the organisation you may be working with. Listed below are a number of activities that we have available.
Professional and Community Engagement
PACE is a key activity that is part of our Bristol Futures initiative.
Volunteering and community engagement
Develop new skills, share your own experience and knowledge or simply take the chance to give back to the community. We have a number of ways for you to volunteer and get involved in community activities.
Offering skills development and volunteering programmes to help build confidence, develop your skills and make the most out of your university experience.
Bristol's voluntary, community and social enterprise support agency.
A student-led group offering practical volunteering, skilled placements, project incubation and events to help you shape a better world.
Sport, Exercise and Health
Offering sports volunteering opportunites in the community
Public Engagement: students
There is a wealth of activities for students wishing to get involved in public engagement during their time at the University.
Help build your professional network and develop your employability skills. If you impress an employer during an internship, you might be fast-tracked through the recruitment process or even offered a graduate job at the end of the placement.
Careers Service internships
Internships are advertised on the Careers Service as well as through companies' own websites and specialist graduate and placement sites. You can also find out about our Bristol plus Award
Summer research projects
Find out about internal and external placements, busaries and scholarships.
The Research Council Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
Enterprise skills are highly valued by employers of all sizes. Being enterprising simply means having the confidence and ability to identify opportunities and act on your ideas.
Join a community of students who are dedicated to making the world a better place and use the power of social enterprise to create a community development project to transform lives.
Mentoring and student leadership
There are lots of opportunities to gain skills and take part in rewarding opportunities within the University. Become a mentor for a new student or take a leading role in a society.
Committee membership of sports club or society
Our Students' Union have over 330 societies, sports clubs, groups and support networks that you can get involved in and help run.
Student ambassadors and peer support mentors
Our student recruitment team employ a team of student ambassadors, tutors and mentors to work on our range of outreach activities.
Check if your faculty or school offer any specific opportunities for your programme of your study.
Our PGR students can also check in with the Bristol Doctoral College to see what specific opportunities are available to them.