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What is Skills Bridge?

Skills Bridge aims to harness the potential of Bristol’s students to solve local and global challenges. We help organisations to connect with students at the two universities in Bristol, setting up projects which utilise the skills and knowledge of both students and the community to work in partnership for the benefit of all. We support businesses, social enterprises, schools and colleges, local authorities, charities and community groups to access student volunteering, internships and research projects. Skills Bridge is a joint initiative of the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.

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Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Bristol Green Capital Partnership Members

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is a unique partnership of organisations working together to build a sustainable Bristol with a high quality of life for all. We are working with their members to increase the number of opportunities for students to engage in sustainability-related projects in the City. Join the Partnership for free.

UNAE Peace Conference

The United Nations Association of Edinburgh (UNAE) is a grassroots voluntary organisation, supporting and promoting the United Nations and helping to build a safer, fairer and more sustainable world. Jessica Ma, a post-graduate student of social sciences and law at the University of Bristol, worked as a voluntary rapporteur at UNAE’s first International Peace Conference. The conference brought together academics and practitioners to explore pathways to peace within…

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One25 is a Bristol-based charity, specialising in enabling women to break free from street sex-work, addiction and other life-controlling issues and build new, independent lives. They provide night outreach sessions, a drop-in centre and casework, giving person-centred support and advocacy to around 300 women each year. Olivia, a student from the University of Bristol, worked at One25 as a Fundraising & Communications officer as part of their internship scheme. This offers students the chance to gain…

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Make Life More Absurd

Research aim: To use participatory processes to design low-budget interventions into small-scale spaces in order to change perceptions and encourage a diverse range of users to create a vibrant high street.


Redcliffe Warf Outdoor Swimming

Research aim: How can an intervention encourage clean, safe and financially viable swimming within Bristol Harbour, while benefitting the local community during Bristol's European Green Capital Year of 2015?


UWE 2015 End of year Show

Research aim: To design a coherent exhibition using simple display systems to enable multiple disciplines to display varied project work in a way that can be relocated.


Revitalising the Highstreet

Research aim: Can we build social capital within one of the poorest communities in Bristol through architectural initiatives? Could the creation of an architectural vision empower the community to create better places?