Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol was the first higher education institution in the UK to admit men and women on an equal basis. The University is linked to 13 Nobel Prize winners, including former Chancellor Sir Winston Churchill and the current Chancellor Sir Paul Nurse.
Bristol's outstanding academic community attracts the brightest students from around the world. Nearly 30,000 undergraduates and postgraduates currently study at the University. Around 25% of students are international.
A Bristol degree equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Students engage with intellectually challenging courses in a comprehensive choice of subjects. Teaching is informed by the University's cutting-edge research and strong employer connections.
Bristol is at the forefront of global research. It is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.
The University brings together academics who are experts in their fields. Their research tackles some of the world’s biggest challenges in areas such as epidemiology, human rights and cybersecurity.
Sustainability is central to the University. Bristol was the first UK university to declare a climate emergency and aims to become carbon neutral by 2030. It has an ambitious green strategy and leads the way in environmental research.
Bristol graduates are sought after by employers worldwide. Students benefit from the University’s strong industry connections and tailored careers support.
The Careers Service provides expert advice during your degree and for up to three years after graduation. Support is available whether you plan to stay in the UK or return to your home country after your studies.
Regular events include employer presentations, networking opportunities, workshops and careers fairs. Bristol also offers a range of professional partnerships, internship schemes and enterprise support.
The University supports international students before and during their time in the UK.
Bristol can help with your academic development throughout your degree. Support includes study skills training, academic language support, and personal tutors or supervisors.
At Bristol, there's always someone to talk to. The Student Wellbeing Service, Residential Life team and Student Counselling Service are here to help.
Other services include the University Day Nursery, Disability Services and the Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Bristol's friendly Accommodation Office will help you feel at home. Three Student Residential Villages offer ready-made communities to help you settle in.
There is a range of residences to suit different needs and budgets, from historic shared townhouses to modern city-centre flats. Residences are safe and welcoming, with pastoral staff, security services and fitness facilities. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in sports and social events.
Dedicated advisors can also offer help and expertise when choosing private accommodation.
The University is home to 8 libraries. These offer study spaces, specialist subject librarians, and online research and learning resources. There are also plenty of study centres across campus for group or private study, many of which open during evenings and weekends.
All Bristol students have access to high-quality and convenient IT facilities, including powered study spaces; printers; and free wireless internet on campus. The IT Service Desk offers advice and support on and off campus, as well as dedicated laptop and mobile clinics.
Bristol has a full National Health Service doctors’ practice on campus, with experienced staff. The University provides many other healthcare resources, including a free Student Health App. Medical facilities are also available off-campus nearby.
The University campus is at the heart of Bristol in south-west England. The city is known for its historic architecture, beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scene. It's big enough to be exciting, but small enough to be safe and friendly.
The University’s Global Lounge is a cultural hub located at the heart of the campus, where students can connect, learn from each other and find out about opportunities. Regular social events and activities celebrate different cultures and strengthen the university’s diverse community.
Bristol is proudly multicultural. The city welcomes people from 187 countries and at least 45 religions. Its compact, diverse neighbourhoods embody the best of British culture from day to night.
Bristol offers fantastic sport and fitness opportunities on and off campus.
The University's excellent facilities and support will help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are looking to compete at a high level or just keep fit, there is something for you. Students can choose from more than 70 sports clubs.
Facilities on campus include a two-floor gym, fitness classes, a double-sided sports hall, studios and a swimming pool. At our outdoor centre, Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, you can play cricket, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby, tennis and more.
Every student at Bristol is a member of the Students’ Union, Bristol SU. The SU offers impartial, confidential advice and representation.
Bristol SU also supports a wide range of student societies and clubs. More than 350 societies are available, covering a wide range of interests and hobbies.
There are over 50 country-specific and religious societies. You can also develop skills while helping the community with extensive volunteering opportunities.
Many courses and programmes are accredited by professional bodies, societies, and institutes. This means your degree will be recognised widely around the world.
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