Summer events programme ⛅️

Welcome to our summer events programme! Although the academic year finishes in June, there will still be lots of fun things happening over the summer months for you to get involved in. Whether you’re a home or international student, postgraduate or pre-sessional, these events are for everyone to enjoy!  Spaces at our ticketed events are […]

Hanukkah in the Lounge

Last December we linked up with Bristol SU’s Jewish Society (J-Soc), Student Inclusion and the Multifaith Chaplaincy to celebrate Hanukkah with a delicious dinner, interactive quiz, fascinating talks and games. With over 90 of you in attendance, it was bustling event which bought students and staff from all parts of the University community together. We […]

Winter Welcome events ❄️

Welcome to our Winter Welcome programme. We’ve got lots of events and activities to welcome back our returning students, and help our new students settle into their life in Bristol. Events are open to all registered current and new students (home and international), and staff at the University of Bristol. If you are unable to […]


Here at the Global Lounge, we love getting feedback from our growing community of wonderful home and international students. Hearing about the difference we’ve made to your student experience makes all the hard work we put in absolutely worthwhile. Whether meeting new like-minded friends, getting support as you transition to life in the UK, or […]

What is the Global Lounge?

The University of Bristol Global Lounge is a multicultural hub in the heart of campus, open to all students and staff. It has two main functions: bringing home and international students and staff together through a vast range of social events and cultural celebrations, offering everyone across the University the chance to share experiences, learn […]

Virtual Reality with the Global Lounge

Explore the world from the comfort of the Global Lounge, using our virtual reality headsets. Discover different countries, landscapes and cultures without ever leaving Bristol! Whether you fancy touring Tokyo, floating along a Venetian canal or flying with paragliders above Iraq, our virtual reality (VR) sessions have something for everyone to enjoy. Engage with stories […]

Student life webinars

During our fun, insightful webinar series, current students share their personal experiences of living and studying in the vibrant city of Bristol. You’ll get top tips on everything, from the best study spaces, student discounts and getting around the city, to shopping hotspots and the best places to eat out. Our webinars provide a fantastic […]

Welcome events programme

Welcome to Bristol! Get to know the city and meet other students from all over the world at our friendly welcome events. This September the Global Lounge is running a welcome programme full of fun and social activities – led by the Global Lounge team and student ambassadors – guaranteed to get you excited about […]

Winter welcome programme

Are you joining us in January 2022? We can’t wait to welcome you to Bristol! Get to know the city and meet other students from all over the world, at our friendly welcome events. This coming January, the Global Lounge is running a winter welcome programme full of fun and social activities – led by […]

Book a space

The Global Lounge offers dynamic, bookable spaces which can be reserved by students, student groups and staff, free of charge. You can use these for things like running events, holding meetings, and social gatherings. Find out more about what the Lounge has to offer and how to make a booking using the drop down menus […]