Every student at the University of Bristol is a member of the Students' Union, Bristol SU. Led by students, for students, Bristol SU contributes towards our world-class university experience.
There are many ways Bristol SU can help make your time at Bristol the best it can be:
- meet other students and explore Bristol during Bristol SU Welcome Week;
- get involved with over 300 societies and sports clubs, ranging from music and dance to politics and food and drink;
- help others through volunteering and RAG fundraising;
- start a campaign and make your voice heard;
- become an elected officer and represent your fellow students;
- get advice and support;
- take the stress out of house hunting with Bristol SU Lettings.
Bristol SU coordinates an impressive range of activities to welcome you to the University. One of the highlights is the Welcome Fair, where you can meet society and sports club members and find out what’s on offer. Events are held every night in the Students’ Union, ranging from pub quizzes and live music to karaoke and TED Talks.
Six full-time officers, eight part-time officers and a network of student representatives, all elected by you, work hard to represent your views and needs to the Union, the University and National Union of Students (NUS). There are lots of ways to make your voice heard, such as voting in elections, contributing to consultations or taking up a role as an elected representative.
The Richmond Building
The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, has undergone a £30-million renovation and is a lively hub in which to work and relax between lectures. Housing two theatres, a café-bar, photography darkroom, pottery and dance studios, rehearsal rooms and a swimming pool, it is one of the largest Students' Union buildings in the country.
The Richmond Building is also home to one of the city's largest gig venues, the Anson Rooms, which over the years has hosted big names, including David Bowie, Radiohead and London Grammar.