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Welcome Week 2018 - Hawthorns Market Place and Activity Space: 24th Sept – 27th Sept, 10am to 3pm

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Road closures and bus diversions for Bristol Half Marathon: Sunday 23 September 

There are various road closures in the centre of Bristol on Sunday 23 September to facilitate the Bristol Half Marathon event. There will be rolling road closures starting from Anchor Road at 4am, with roads reopened on a tiered basis as the race progresses, and all roads due to be reopened by 5pm. Roads to be closed include Anchor Road, Hotwells Road, Portway, College Green, St Augustines Parade, and Colston Avenue, and access to the University precinct from Bristol city centre via Park Street and from the A4 Portway will be restricted during these times. Clifton Suspension Bridge will remain open at all times. Please find out more about the road closures at the Travelwest Travel Updates page.


Bristol Parkway electrification: 15 September – 7 October

Network Rail is electrifying the railway from Winterbourne viaduct to Stoke Gifford; trains will not call at Bristol Parkway during this time and services will be diverted or replaced by buses. Work will also take place in the Bristol area over the weekend of 13-14 October. Find out more at 

University Car Share Draw Winners!

When you car share you save money, have someone to chat to and reduce your impact on the environment. Furthermore, the University provides 30 days’ free parking provided for members of a formal car share team.

Recently (11th June to 9th July 2018) the University ran a prize draw, and the winners were (drum roll)...

Entries for the prize draw were given if during the prize draw competion(11th June to 9th July 2018):

1. If were already registered you were automatically entered.
2. If you sent a request to share or were member of a car share team (one entry per action).
3. If you referred a colleague (1 entry per referral with a max 3 referrals) via tagging them in Yammer Car sharing group
4. If you posted a testimonial on Yammer Car sharing group (one entry) using the ‘praise’ button when you post. ‌

Not in a formal car share team but would like to? Register today with the University Car Share Scheme. 

Would you like to encourage others to car share? Refer a friend by using ‘@’ symbol in front of their nam and or share your experience car sharing on Yammer Car sharing group


Unibus Summer Update

All good things must come an end, and so it is for the Bristol Unibus U1 service which is suspended for the summer holidays from Friday 8 June, when the Unibus pass provided to students living in University Residences also expires.

But there’s no need for students staying in Bristol after the end of term to be stuck without bus travel. All students can benefit all summer long from discounted bus fares on services across the city. Day tickets for First bus services are available for as little as £3, or £12 for a whole week. The best fares are available as m-Tickets. Discounts are also available on Wessex services.

So plan ahead, save money on your ticket to ride - and enjoy the sunshine!