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.


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.


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.

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.

Check if your faculty or school offer any specific opportunities for your programme of your study.

Getting involved with Digimakers and the engineering outreach program has been really fun and rewarding, I have gained confidence and developed important skills like communication and leadership skills. I think we are really fortunate to have the opportunity to enrich the lives of others in our local community, and when I attended interviews, the employers I met with were really impressed by involvement in these activities.

Will Price, Computer Science, BSc 2017

Bristol Futures is a must for all students. It has been crafted by experts who know the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience required to help you be the best you can be. That is why I have been personally supporting this exceptional initiative from the start.

James Darley, Director at Teach First, Founder of Transform

Our PGR students can also check in with the Bristol Doctoral College to see what specific opportunities are available to them. 

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