Book your free asymptomatic test

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On behalf of the UK government, we’ll be providing free asymptomatic tests to help you make an informed choice about travelling during the ‘student travel window’.

These are not suitable if you already have Covid symptoms or if you are already self-isolating.

The asymptomatic testing facility is only available from Monday 30 November to Sunday 6 December. If you’re unable to travel during the ‘student travel window’ of 3-9 December due to placements or research activities, please speak to your programme leader. Remember, do not travel if you have symptoms of coronavirus.

Why should I get tested?

You might not have symptoms but you could be carrying the virus which means you are likely to spread it to others. By getting a free Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before you travel home, you’ll be able to prevent spreading the virus to your loved ones.

Even if you test positive, you’ll have plenty of time to self-isolate in your student accommodation and travel home in time for the holidays – and we’ll be here to support you.

Testing isn’t compulsory – you don’t need to have a test to travel in the UK but if you’re travelling internationally, it’s your responsibility to make sure you understand and comply with your destination’s travel restrictions, including testing requirements.

To be confident that you won’t be taking coronavirus home with you, you should have two lateral flow tests, 72 hours apart before travelling. If you’re not able to get both before travelling, one negative test is better than no test at all.

Book your free test online. Once you’ve booked your first test, you can follow the link in the confirmation to book your second test.

When and where do I get tested?

Testing is available from Monday 30 November until Sunday 6 December. Each appointment is 15 minutes long and the facility is open from 09:00 to 21:00 each day (last appointment 20:45). Testing will take place at the Centre for Sport in the Sports Hall, Frenchay Campus.

Remember, don’t go for a test if you have symptoms or are currently self-isolating.

Frequently asked questions

To find out more about testing, results and travel, take a look at our Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students webpage.

Study skills support

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by Library Services

We’re here to help you to gain the study skills you need at university and beyond. A great place to start is our preparing for study webpage which is is full of advice and online tutorials designed to get you ready for academic study.

Here’s just a few of the ways you can get support from the library.

Online workbooks

You can use our online workbooks on reading and making notes, referencing and academic and critical writing.


Library staff run study skills workshops, covering key skills such as referencing, using your reading and critical writing skills.

Talk to us

Just visit any of our Libraries and talk to us – or ask a question through our 24/7 online chat service (which you can access from the Library website).

When you get feedback from your first assignment, we can help you to understand and benefit from this and target the improvements you want to make before your next submission.

English language support

Sign up to our workshops on our Communication Skills for International Students programme. Each Faculty has specialist study support staff who provide help ranging from writing to mathematics and programming.

Discover more of our workshops, support and online tutorials on our study skills webpage.