I was in Bristol from 2010-2013 studying midwifery.
I have so many great memories of being a student at Ebe, being welcomed into the church family with many meals in lovely people's homes, time spent meeting one to one with a mentor who understood the pressures of my degree and was so supportive. It felt like home in a new city.
My time in Bristol was a huge time of growth for me as I learnt to live independently of parents, studied for a vocation and made my way in the city. Ebe's role in this was invaluable, providing a wonderful 'refuge' when it was hard but also a place of challenge and encouragement to get to know God more and serve Him.
A piece of advice for a new student in Bristol would be to get stuck in wherever you can and invest in friendships with students but also those who are beyond the student years! Being a part of Ebe helped me to maintain a level of reality and perspective outside of the 'student bubble'!
I got married when I left Uni and we moved to Exeter where I worked as a midwife for a couple of years. I am now a full time Mum to two little people!