Your Community

There are many ways to help shape where you live, all you need to do is get involved.

Get to know your neighbours, introduce yourself and try to build positive relationships – you never know when you might need their help. These templates may help ease introductions between students and their neighbours.

Get involved in community events or apply to either UWE or UoB Community Fund to set up your own initiative to engage with your neighbours.

Support other students to get involved in the community, as a paid role. Find out more…                             UWE Community Reps email:                                                                                  University of Bristol Community Ambassadors email:

Join your local residents group

Can’t find a group for where you live? Email us to find out how to develop your own.

Attend your local Neighbourhood Partnership Forum

Bristol has 14 Neighbourhood Partnerships, which aim to bring public sector decision making to a local level where local residents can have an influence on neighbourhood improvements. The partnerships meet regularly, bringing together local councillors, neighbourhood police teams, community groups and local residents to shape services such as:

  • Street cleaning
  • Park maintenance
  • Local recycling schemes
  • Minor traffic schemes
  • Highway maintenance
  • Community safety

Register to vote

You can register to vote in local, European and National elections at any point during the year. It only takes three minutes to register and will mean you can have your say come election time. Find out more on our section about registering to vote.

Support for Community Activities 

Both the University of Bristol and UWE’s Community Liaison Teams offer access to support to help run and facilitate community activities which encourage students and non-students to engagement with each other.

University of Bristol Community Liaison
University West of England (UWE) Community Liaison