Get to know your housemates with our top tips!

Moving to university and meeting your housemates is an exciting new chapter in your life, but we know that it is also a big step. It's important to try and get along with your housemates, as they will be a big part of first year and maybe in life!

We've put together some tips that will help you get to know your housemates in no time.

Explore Bristol

The chances are this may be your first time living in Bristol, so why not get to know your new home together? From the Harbourside to Bristol's famous street art, you will have a whole load of options to keep you busy.


Have a games night

Ice breaker games are a great way to get to know your housemates in a more relaxed environment. From Monopoly, Uno, Charades and Pictionary, there is sure to be a game for everyone. If you want to go a step further and take your games night on tour, Bristol has some great board game cafes. Just remember to book your table!


Go to one of The Students' Union's Welcome events together

From Freshers Fair to our mega night time line up, there is sure to be an event that everyone will like!

Cook a meal together

Fajitas, burgers, homemade pizzas, there are a whole load of cheap and easy meals that you can make together. It may sound hectic, but if you choose a few people to help cook, it will not only be fun, but you'll get a delicious meal out of it. Why not take it in turns to cook a weekly housemate meal and if you're feeling really adventurous you could even build yourselves up to a Sunday roast! You can also check out our cooking tips here.


Do something active

With good weather lasting through much of September, it's the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and do something active! Why not try one of our Give It A Go taster sessions and get involved with one of our sports clubs.  If you want to explore a little more, check out AirHop, the Bristol to Bath cycle path or climb up Cabot Tower for some great views of the city.

Have a movie night

Who doesn't love snacks and movies? What better to bond with your housemates, than with your favourite film!