You're now a member of Bristol SU

Bristol SU is an organisation for all students, working together to get the best from their time at Bristol. We’re independent from the University, but they work closely with us. This is some of what we do:

This is some of what we do:

  • Support 350+ societies and sports clubs
  • Elect SU reps to be your voice for all aspects of your student life
  • Organise hundreds of events throughout the year
  • Offer services for students, like academic advice and a lettings agency
  • Run our SU building, including The Balloon Bar, gig venue The Anson Rooms, two theatres, music rooms, activity and study spaces

We're working towards:

  • Decent, affordable student accommodation
  • Improving the quality of your academic courses
  • Fair access to health, mental health and wellbeing services
  • Equality and accessibility across the University experience

If there’s anything you want or think needs to change, we’re always open to new ideas. We’re here to listen to and support you, so get in touch.

How can you get involved?


Twice a year we elect over 600 students like you who represent students on issues around course quality, cost of accommodation and improving the experience at the University of Bristol.

Our next elections are in October, you can find out more here.


The Annual Members Meeting (AMM) is the SU’s biggest democratic event and any student can attend and vote on new police.

You can also submit a motion in advance of the meeting that if passed, will become SU policy for the next three years.

Student Council

Student Council is the primary representative forum of the Students’ Union. It creates policy which directs the focus of the elected officers. 

Members discuss and vote on motions submitted by students and any that pass become active SU.

Anyone can attend student council, but only eligible members can vote.

There are loads of opportunities for you to have your say throughout the year, so make sure you check out all of the ways for you to get involved here.