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  • The University of Law Bristol

    Bristol is the South West’s commercial hub. The University of Law Bristol is located in Temple Quarter, Bristol’s legal and financial heartland. Although compact in size, Bristol is a dynamic and exciting place to be.

  • Courses available at our Bristol centre

  • Getting to the Bristol centre

    The University of Law
    Temple Circus
    Temple Way
    BS1 6HG

    The University is located in the Temple Circus area of the city, with good links by public transport.

    By train
    The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (five minute walk). Download directions on foot from Bristol Temple Meads Station.

    By car
    Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car.

    Parking at the centre is very limited and we can only offer spaces to registered disabled drivers, subject to availability.Please contact studentservices-bristol@law.ac.uk.

    However, there are a number of public car parks in the immediate vicinity of the University.

    Public transport - useful links

    We are committed to supporting sustainable travel and Bristol City Council’s environmental agenda. We strongly recommend that all visitors and users of the centre use the ample public transport links.

    • Accommodation for students

      The University of Law has an online accommodation portal for all students. Lawstudentpad provides:

      Helpful advice on choosing a property to rent in Bristol

      Useful information about things to do and see around the Bristol campus

      Property listings search for students who have accepted at the Bristol campus

      Visit Studentpad to find out more.

      If you’d like to find other University of Law students to privately rent with, or you have a spare room in your house/flat share, why not join our Housemate Hub Facebook group to chat and make living arrangements with fellow students? Find us on Facebook - search groups for ‘Official University of Law Group - Housemate Hub’.

      Accommodation for undergraduate students

      We have reserved accommodation for our students with some of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers, who pride themselves in ensuring that you have a safe, comfortable place to live while you’re studying at The University of Law Bristol. Not only that, but by staying in University-nominated accommodation you’ll get to meet students studying at universities across the city, as well as live with your fellow undergraduate students.

      Hotwells House

      Hotwells House is a stylish, modern and comfortable student development in Bristol within each reach of the Bristol campus. The property is in a fantastic central location - allowing you to experience the best the city has to offer. This may include a walk along the waterfront, a bike trip along the many scenic cycle routes in the city, or a meander around the chic Clifton area just down the road. It is little wonder then that Hotwells House remains such a popular choice for students.

      Your flat

      You can expect to share a flat with up to four other University of Law LLB students, so you'll have something in common with your new flatmates right from the start:

      • Shared fully equipped modern kitchens and great communal spaces
      • Private shower room and WC
      • Fully furnished bedroom with large bed, study desk and chair and plenty of storage, internet access and Wi-Fi
      • Bike Storage
      • On-site facilities: laundry facilities, secure door entry system, CCTV.
      Cost 2015/16

      £130.00 per person, per week

      More information

      For more information on Hotwells House, please visit the Digs website.

      For more information on guaranteed accommodation for undergraduate students, please see undergraduate accommodation

    • Practice awareness and outside speaker presentations

      A range of practising lawyers visit The University of Law Bristol during the year to give presentations. These focus both on key issues affecting lawyers generally and on specific areas of legal practice. Recent presentations include: ‘A Day in the Life of a Property Lawyer’, ‘Ask The Experts’ featuring lawyers from a number of practice areas, and ‘A Day in the Life of a Family Lawyer’. Other speakers include a local prospective parliamentary candidate and a lawyer from the Competition & Markets Authority.

      Careers Workshops

      Our highly valued employability team offer students a range of opportunities to our students including access to events such ‘What Makes a Good Application?’, ‘Top Tips for Gaining Work Experience,’ and ‘Assessment Centres’, some of which are delivered by recruitment teams from local firms.

      Court visits

      The University has strong links with the judicial community in Bristol and arranges visits to the various courts and tribunals in the city. Students feedback on their experiences at an annual event attended by their fellow students and tutors.

      Legal News

      Students have the opportunity to practice the skill of legal writing by editing and writing our regular University of Law Bristol newsletter.


      Skills of oral persuasion are central to the role of lawyers. Mooting is an activity aimed at developing your skills of legal argument in a court room setting. Like any other skill, the more you practise, the better you get. We hold in-house training and a competition and also assist students wishing to take part in national events.

      Share race

      Every year our students have the chance to hone their investment skills by investing a virtual £10,000 into stocks and shares of their choice. The team whose virtual investments have been the most successful by the end of the year win the share race challenge prize. This is a good opportunity for students to build their commercial awareness skills.


      We negotiate in all types of situation, whether it is the fine detail of a contract, or the terms of settlement of a dispute. We offer negotiation training and the opportunity to take part in an in house competition. We also assist students wishing to take part in national events.


      This popular programme gives students the opportunity to visit local schools and charities to deliver a presentations on legal topic. This is part of a wider award winning pro bono programme in which are students are encouraged to take part.

      Charity Challenge

      Bristol Centre’s Charity Challenge involves students competing, in teams, to make the most money for a charity of their choice, and to win the Charity Challenge Cup. Students have come up with a variety of innovative ways of raising money, including bake sales, bag packing and even abseiling down the Avon Gorge!

      Annual law fair and networking event

      Each autumn, the Bristol centre holds its annual law fair. The centre is packed with stalls manned by representatives from law firms across the region. Our students have the opportunity to chat to them, to practice their networking skills, and to find out more about each firm. In the Spring, we also hold a paralegal law fair.   

    • Careers

      The Careers and Employability team at The University of Law Bristol includes a team of experienced legal careers consultants, who are on hand to give you advice and guidance on your first steps to your career in law. Visit resources and facilities to find out more.

      Pro bono

      The University of Law has an award winning pro bono service. Below are details of some of the schemes we have run in Bristol. There are changes year-to-year, but we will always provide a range of options designed to enhance the employability of our students.

      Legal Advice Clinic (LAC)

      Members of the public visit our legal advice clinic for face-to-face meetings on a range of legal matters. Advice is provided to them either directly from a qualified solicitor or in the form of a letter prepared by students further to research. Students will attend the client interview, be involved in the research of the relevant areas of law and drafting of the advice. Our legal advice clinics are in partnership with charities and legal advice centres in the locale offering services to those with real needs:

      • Survive – offers support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse 
      • St Mungo’s – provides support and assistance to the homeless in Bristol.
      Family E-mail Advice Line (FEAL)

      Our FEAL service receives referrals from clients via the Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau regarding issues of family law. Students, under the supervision of a solicitor from TLT, research the relevant areas of law and draft letters of advice. All contact with the client is via the FEAL service e-mail account.

      Criminal Law Advice Service (CAS)

      Our Criminal Law Advice Service is operated in collaboration with charities in the locale. Students are notified of criminal law enquiries from service users and will research the relevant areas of law requiring advice, be present during the advising of the client and will draft a follow up letter of advice.

      Duty solicitor shadowing

      Students are given the opportunity to shadow a Duty Solicitor in the Magistrates’ Courts in Bristol or Yate. The clients attending may be either on bail or in custody. Students will be present while clients are interviewed and instructions taken and then will be in court for the hearing. Post hearing, research is undertaken by students on issues arising and sentencing guidelines. Students will develop skills such as drafting attendance notes and conducting specific research.

      Your day in court 

      Students will shadow a solicitor or barrister in the Magistrates’ or Crown Court. The opportunity allows students to gain an understanding of court process and legal issues in addition to seeing legal skills in practice.


      This is a fantastic opportunity to put a range of legal skills into practice. Students work in small groups to research and prepare interactive workshops on a legal topic appropriate to their allocated audience. To date workshops have been delivered in schools, community groups and partner charities. As well as developing skills such as advocacy and legal research the interactive nature of the opportunity makes it rewarding.

      Pathways to Law

      Students work with school pupils aged 16 to 18 who have been identified as eligible for the Pathways to Law programme. This programme was established by the University with the Sutton Trust to provide law career opportunities for academically able state school students from less advantaged backgrounds. This year we are organising an event focusing on bail applications in the Magistrates’ Court.

      Back on Track

      Survive is local organisation offering support to women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Back on Track is their specific programme focusing on young people who have been affected by abuse or violence in the home. Students are recruited to be mentors, providing a positive role model for youths enrolled on the programme, and also to assist in delivering to schools in Bristol an interactive workshop/presentation on domestic violence.

      National Centre for Domestic Violence

      NCDV helps people obtain injunctions against someone who is abusing or harassing them. Students interview clients over the telephone and draft the witness statement they will rely on in court to obtain an injunction. If the case is to be heard in a Bristol court, students may have the opportunity to accompany them as a McKenzie Friend. 

      Personal Support Unit

      The PSU is a small independent charity that offers non-legal support to litigants in person, their family members and other supporters. The PSU's service is free, independent and confidential and the service is offered equally to anyone who asks. Requests vary from the very simple to the complex. The overall aim of the charity is to help litigants to better understand the court process. The PSU is based at the Bristol Civil and Family Court Centre. Students volunteer with the PSU and commit to a minimum of 20 hours over the academic year.

      Recovery College at St Mungo’s

      The Recovery College at St Mungo’s offers service users the opportunity to learn and gain new life skills. It is a concept, which it is hoped, will encourage confidence, build social relationships and a sense of purpose and gives service users a greater ability to manage their own lives. Students deliver three separate sessions as part of the Recovery College programme on improving communication skills, including negotiation and debate. Students develop the sessions and support the Recovery College participants.

    • It’s not all work. You’ll have many opportunities to get involved in a rich sporting and social life at The University of Law in Bristol.

      Student Social Committee 

      The student-led Social Committee organise a variety of events throughout the year. The Bristol centre’s Winter Ball is a popular event with students and staff alike, matched only by the summer party (sometimes on a boat!)

      Student Societies

      Our students also have the opportunity to join various clubs such as football, yoga, squash, poker, and human rights.  We also have a netball team who take part in a corporate league organised by one of the local law firms.

  • The Bristol Centre has got a fantastic location in the heart of Bristol's law firms. The travel links are fantastic.

    The Centre is also very modern with extensive facilities including a cafe library and IT facilities.

    Melissa King, LPC student, 2015/16
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    In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at our Bristol centre?

    If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997

  • I cannot fault Bristol's tutor team or their centre director, as they have given everything.

    Callum Russell, GDL student, 2014/15