University of Bristol

Bristol | South West England

Political Diverse local nightlife City Campus

Ucas code: B78

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 907 comments (246 students)
    • Facilities

      The university buildings are beautiful, many with a grand historical appearance, but with modern interiors suited to there...

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      2012, 1st year, Veterinary Nursing

      Facilities

      The university buildings are beautiful, many with a grand historical appearance, but with modern interiors suited to there purpose. The libraries are modern and well-equipped with lots of books and resources such as laptops and desktops, private and group study areas. There are also old books and journals in vaults from many years ago. However, some popular books recommended by lecturers are in high demand and unavailable a lot of the time, so you do have to have the money to buy important ones, however you do get use out of them. Do not buy all books recommended by lecturers, especially first year, as you will probably not need them to the extent you would expect. You should see how useful the book is from the library first to save yourself money. First year you will find there are only one or two books you really need to buy as they are both useful and popular, and others the library is perfect for. Libraries are open 24/7 which comes in very handy. The laboratories are well equipped with everything, including a human stimulator which allows you to see how the human body reacts to environments and factors that are dangerous or too damaging to inflict on living people.

      2012, 1st year, Veterinary Nursing

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    • Nightlife

      Friday nights in syndicate are awesome! Cori tap for exhibition cider

      2014, 2nd year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The amount of contact hours is quite small, and there's not much chance for one to one tuition as is available at school.

      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

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    • Creative scene

      Dedicated dance studio in union building, lots of chance for creative endeavours

      2014, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Due to doing a science degree, last year I had 20 hours of contact time, which was half lectures and half labs. The course was...

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      2013, 1st year, Physiology

      Academic Experience

      Due to doing a science degree, last year I had 20 hours of contact time, which was half lectures and half labs. The course was broken up into physiology (the systems of the body), pharmacology (drugs acting on the body), and anatomy (structure of the mammalian body. I was required to do quizzes on 'eBioLabs', essays, practicals, and mainly multiple-choice exams.

      2013, 1st year, Physiology

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    • Nightlife

      Being a city-based Uni, there are dozens of clubs and bars, and without a doubt there is something for everyone, with various...

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      2014, 2nd year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      Being a city-based Uni, there are dozens of clubs and bars, and without a doubt there is something for everyone, with various types of music. Taxis are pretty cheap, especially when there are a few of you. Drink prices vary, but are still pretty cheap.

      2014, 2nd year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

65%

MED

Creative

58%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

88%

HIGH

Political

60%

HIGH

Sporty

68%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

20,170

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

8%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

40%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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