Study at BPP Bristol
BPP's study centre, Bristol, is situated in Queen Square, an impressive Georgian square within the heart of Bristol city centre. Queen Square is a large open green space with an historic statue as its centrepiece and a backdrop of magnificent Georgian town houses. The picturesque waterfront is within easy walking distance, as is the railway station and the city centre.
The BPP centre is in one of the main business districts of Bristol, nearby many law, accountancy and other professional service firms and close to many cafes, shops and restaurants.
BPP in Bristol was founded in 1991 and has been offering routes to qualification for all major accredited accountancy bodies since then. Today, we offer a range of professional courses and higher education programmes in business, accountancy and law and this mixed community gives you the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people at different stages of their careers.
The learning centre is equipped to the highest standard and offers a range of professional courses and higher education programmes and this mixed community gives you the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people at different stages of their careers. You will benefit from friendly and expert tutors alongside a team of dedicated support staff – something that’s reflected in our consistently outstanding student satisfaction rates. We have an open door policy and small classes to support our students.
BPP in Bristol is easily accessible via public transport – it is only a ten minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station, and there are numerous bus stops just minutes away. If you wish to drive, The Grove car park is located opposite BPP in Bristol. You can also use the NCP car park on Prince Street or Queen Charlotte Street, both of which are a three minute walk and offer discounted all-day tickets to BPP students at a cost of £7. PLEASE NOTE discounted tickets must be collected from reception prior to parking to qualify for the discount.
BPP University College – student life
Our Bristol centre provides a professional and business-like environment, similar to what you will encounter in your career. Our specialist careers and pro-bono services are tailored to meet your needs and our student advisors can help you on a wide range of issues. Our library team provides help and advice, via both phone and e-mail, on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need.
But it’s not all about work. A range of student-led clubs and societies are available covering social, cultural, academic and sporting interests and these vary depending on local initiatives. You can join one or start one! You’ll also get a discount card that entitles you to a range of discounts at local businesses. The Students’ Association offers an independent voice for students and also organises a range of events and produces student publications which you can contribute to. Find out more at the BPP Students' Association website.
To really find out what it’s like to study at BPP in Bristol we advise you to attend an Open Day when you can discover more about the centre, your preferred programme and the facilities on offer. For available dates visit our events calendar.
Find out more:
- Visitor accommodation
- Student services
- Student advice
- Library services
- Careers service
- Pro Bono
- Students' association
Courses and programmes
Each of the links below will direct you to a page with detailed information including fees, dates and flexible study options.
BPP University College Programmes
BPP Profesional Education Courses
Accounting, Finance and Tax
- ACCA Part-time
Continuing Professional Development
View a comprehensive list of all upcoming programmes - run subject to demand.
Tutors and lecturers
Our tutors and lecturers are ‘professionals teaching professionals’. BPP students will become their contemporaries, and are treated as such from day one. Our well-qualified team have all worked and qualified either in industry, practice or public service, so they can use real-life examples to give our programmes a practical context.
We have highly supportive personal tutors who are available via e-mail, over the phone and have regular office hours to ensure that they are there when you need them – with each student allocated one-to-one time. They are dedicated to your success and trained to advise you on both academic and personal matters which may be impacting on your studies or your employability. Your personal tutor is your best port of call for help and support, both inside and outside the classroom, and for referral to other BPP services.
- 10 classrooms with 312 seats and the latest audio-visual technology
- University College Library facility that has 20 seats with 12 PCs
- 27 computers available
- Free Wi-Fi and internet access
- Computer based assessment lab
- Full online support via BPP's virtual learning environment – including access to all your lectures
- Student lounge and breakout area with 19 seats
- Student Lockers
- Secure underground bike racks
- First Aid room
- Free Fairtrade tea and coffee
- Snack vending machines
- Several cafés, sandwich shops and restaurants within walking distance, with several offering discounts to BPP students
- Disabled toilet
External room hire
For prices and further informatioinformation please contact us onn call +44 (0) 845 226 2422. or email email@example.com
Rooms are available for private study subject to availability – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Opening hours
- Monday to Friday, 8am – 9pm
- Selected weekends, 8am – 7:30pm
(Hours may vary out of term time)
Computer Based Assessments (CBAS) and Computer Based Exams (CBES)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) assessments can be taken on Mondays and Fridays at either 9:30am or 2:00pm.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certifi ed Accountants (ACCA) assessments can be taken on Wednesdays at either 9:30am or 2:00pm.
Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) assessments can be taken on Thursdays at either 9:30am or 2:00pm.
For enquiries and bookings please call our service centre on 0845 226 2422 or email email@example.com
BPP Bristol regularly holds open days as well as professional and institute events. We also hold free professional and personal development sessions with topics such as Memory Techniques, Exam Techniques, Life After AAT and many more. Find out more about upcoming events in our events calendar.
University College Students' Association also organises numerous social and career – events for current students. For further information visit the Students' Association website.
The Grove Car Park is located opposite BPP in Bristol
Parking prices Monday to Friday:
- Up to one hour – £0.60
- One to two hours – £1.20
- Two to four hours – £5.00
- Over four hours – £10.00
- Between 18:00–23:59 / £2.50 for any period
Parking prices Saturday:
- Up to two hours – £1.10
- Over two hours – £2.60
Parking prices Sundays and Bank Holidays:
Council rates apply to parking.
You can also use the NCP car park on either Prince Street or Queen Charlotte Street, both are a three minute walk from BPP and offer discounted all-day tickets to BPP students at a cost of £7. PLEASE NOTE discounted tickets must be collected from reception prior to parking to qualify for the discount.
University College Student Services
The services below are available to students taking University College programmes, such as degrees and law professional qualifications:
Our Student Advisors offer advice and guidance to our University College students on a range of issues. Their focus is on non-academic queries and they can offer guidance on any aspect of student life, such as accommodation, finance, welfare and academic processes such as deferring exams.
Student Advice Hours
A 24 hour email service is available, supplemented by a monthly face to face service.
Tel: 0800 072 7135
Our remote library team provides help and advice on using the online and print library materials, and ensures you have access to the materials and study space you need. BPP University College students are provided with their own copy of the main core text books.
Library Opening Times
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Selected weekends 8:30am – 3:30pm
Specialist legal and general business careers guidance are provided. We have excellent links with local and national firms to help you succeed in your chosen career path.
Careers Service Hours
A 24 hour email service is available, supplemented by a weekly face to face service. Times of service vary, please contact us for more information.
Pro Bono Centre
The Pro Bono Centre provides opportunities for law students to use their legal skills for the benefit of those who would not otherwise have access to justice. See the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for details of local projects. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Please see below a short video made by students about studying at this BPP University College centre
BPP University College’s Students’ Association works closely with BPP to put students at the heart of everything we do.
- Student representation – represent your student body on various committees.
- Clubs and societies – join a student-led club or make use of start-up funding to create your own. Find out more at bppstudents.com Examples of societies that ran in 2012 are:
- Football (11 a side)
- Football (4 a side)
- Ladies Football Club
- Social Events Society
- Events – get involved in events throughout the year. Please visit www.bppstudents.com/events for more information
- Discounts – available at a number of local and national shops, restaurants, gyms and more
- Student publications – contribute to the Business Brief or Legal InCite publication
- Volunteering certificate – gain essential experience and work towards a volunteering certificate.
Find out more at the BPP Students' Association website.