Building community relations

Row of houses in Bristol

We aim to do everything within our powers to develop positive relationships with the wider community.

Our partners

We have started a Student Community Partnership with The Students' Union at UWE, the Bristol City Council's Safer Bristol and the police. The group will promote the huge benefits students bring to Bristol, and also address any issues raised by residents and community groups.

Supporting community integration

UWE Bristol is committed to ensuring students integrate well into the local community. We provide helpful advice and guidance to students to raise awareness of their responsibilities towards other members of the community, whether they are in UWE Bristol managed accommodation or private accommodation. The following guides have been created to support this:

If you're moving to Bristol, visit the Love Where You Live website for useful tips about living in the city.

Bristol Student Community Partnership

The Bristol Student Community Partnership has been established to increase community confidence by bringing together partners and provide a co-ordinated approach to promote student/community relations and cohesion, in the context of the positive contribution of both universities in Bristol.

Find information on how to deal with some of the common issues faced by communities shared by students and other residents, and find out about initiatives in the city that can help you to improve your neighbourhood.

The Bristol Student Community Partnership is run by Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Community Together Fund

UWE Bristol wants to support projects that enhance the relationship between students and permanent city residents. The Community Together fund offers grants of up to £250 for projects linking students, local residents, community organisations and local agencies.

Volunteering in the community

The University has a very strong volunteering ethos with a dedicated  community volunteering project team. The volunteering team actively encourage staff and students to enhance their work and life experience by working with communities such as schools, colleges and youth groups.

Facilities and events

We have a growing range of facilities, many of which are open to local residents. Find out about our state-of-the-art facilities and classes available at the Centre for Sport, our 24 hour library service, which is the largest in the South West, and our 4,000 square metre Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).

The University also puts on a host of events from conferences and musicals to family fun days, degree shows and community events. Find out what's on in the UWE Bristol diary and how to get involved.

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