Although compact in size, Bristol is the South West’s commercial hub and a vibrant, student-friendly place to be. Its size enables it to remain friendly but also big enough to provide excellent employment opportunities. The city is known for its creative character, rich history and culture, including its role as the birthplace of world famous artist Banksy, whose artwork can be seen dotted around the city in public spaces.
Our Bristol campus is close to the city centre, which has lots of independent cafes and restaurants, and is just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station – a major transport hub in the area. It’s located in the heart of Bristol’s legal district, within easy reach of major law firms and chambers, meaning our campus benefits from strong links to local legal employers.
The campus has workshop rooms that are made for interactive learning and lecture theatres that are small enough to mean that students are an active part of the learning experience and can easily interact with our tutors. Our library allows you to have access to online resources as well as access to all the law reports and reviews you’ll need.
You will have many opportunities to get involved in a rich sporting and social life at The University of Law Bristol and you even have the option to start a society yourself or take part in activities such as negotiation or mooting competitions. The campus has a café and break out area which is a great space to hang out with friends and grab a coffee between classes.
Our dedicated on-site employability team can guide you through applications and help you to find exciting work experience and pro bono opportunities that will improve your career prospects. Local firms regularly visit our Bristol campus to give talks explaining their recruitment cycles and what they are looking for from future trainees.
At Bristol, our tutors and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your education and career ambitions. If you’re studying law with us, you will be able to benefit from our tutors’ experience as all of them are qualified lawyers. You will also be allocated a personal tutor who is there to support you during your studies and help you access our additional support services.
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Our campus is located in the Temple Circus area of the city, with good links by public transport.
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Working with local accommodation providers in each of our campus cities, we give you access to great local options.
We guarantee you an offer of accommodation in the first year of your undergraduate degree if you've accepted us as your firm choice and applied for accommodation by 31st March in the year of entry.*
Studentpad is our online accommodation portal for all students that can provide you with helpful advice on choosing a property to rent in Bristol, as well as a property listings search for students who have accepted a place at the University’s Bristol Campus.
If you’d like to privately rent with other University of Law students, or you have a spare room in your house/flat share, search for ‘Official University of Law Group – Housemate Hub’ on Facebook Groups.
Hotwells House - Accommodation for undergraduate students
Located right by Bristol Harbour, and with excellent transport links nearby, Hotwells House provides the ideal location for getting you to campus but also letting you explore the city. This is why the property is popular with students from University of Law.
*Our guarantee of an offer of accommodation may either be at any advertised accommodation provider, subject to availability, or in the event that the advertised accommodation provider is not available, we shall guarantee you an offer of accommodation at an alternative UK leading student accommodation provider.
Whether your motivation is to meet other students, relax and unwind or burn a few calories, there is something to suit everyone.
At the beginning of each academic year students are invited to apply for positions on the Student Social Committee, supported by the Student Association. Students organise and run the societies at our campuses, meaning you have the opportunity to suggest a society you’d like to take part in at the University and we’ll help you bring it to life.
Here are some of the clubs and societies that students have started and run previously at our Bristol campus:
- Climbing, Cricket, Football, Judo, Netball,
- Rugby, Running, Squash, Tennis, Yoga
- Human Rights, Mooting, Poker, Social Committee.
The University of Law has an award-winning pro bono service, with programmes designed to enhance the employability of our students. Here are details of some of the programmes we have run in Bristol:
- Amnesty International Write for Rights
- Duty Solicitor Shadowing
- Law Advice Service (CAS)
- Legal Advice Clinic (LAC)
- Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP)
- Litigants in Person (LiP) Service
- Personal Support Unit (PSU)
- Recovery College at St Mungo’s
- Streetlaw programme
- Your Day in Court.
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staffMEET THE DEAN
Zoe practised as a Solicitor at a large commercial firm in Bristol before becoming a tutor in 2011. She was the Programme and Student Lead for the GDL/ LLB before becoming Campus Dean in 2016.