Social transformation through co-operative education

We seek to collectively produce knowledge to address the material problems and injustices we face in Bristol and beyond.

What is Bristol Learning Co-op?

BLC is finding a path towards social transformation through co-operative education. We seek to collectively produce knowledge to address the material problems and injustices we face in Bristol and beyond such as poverty, inequality and the many forms of violence in our society. We believe that transformation starts with us. That’s why as co-owners of the co-operative, students and staff will cultivate BLC as a place of compassion, democracy and learning in action. BLC is working with other groups on a process led by the Co-operative College to establish a national federated Co-operative University. To learn more about this process and our partners, visit our links page.

Get Involved

Workshops and Sessions

We are running a workshop at the PRSC Space in Jamaica Street Bristol on Saturday 30th March. Book here. This will be a prototype of our learning/teaching method. We are also running sessions 20:00 - 22:00 every Wednesday night in April at PRSC Space as part of their month long School of Activism. Details soon.

Influence the project

Help us find out what the issues are and how you can help, by filling in our short survey.
Also, we've started to make a document called Bristol Learning Co-op: Vision, Values, Strategy. You can read or add to this by clicking the link.

Join the Mailing list

We have regular meetings and we want your input to this practical plan to create education in a co-operative form. Use the Contact page to send us a message and we'll add you to the email list.


This video was shot and edited during the first Bristol Learning Co-op workshop day in April 2018. It was shown at the end of the day as part of the process.

Where next?

We make the path by walking it...

Over the next few months, the BLC will be running prototype workshops on March 30th and every Wednesday night in April as part of the PRSC School of Activism festival. We will also be constituting ourselves as a co-operative and developing our business plan.