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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.
Source:University of Bristol Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1302 comments (328 students)
    • The upside

      Support when there are problems

      2013, 3rd year, Biology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student accommodation.

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The upside

      Teaching and learning

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • Academic Experience

      As a history student be prepared to do a large amount of independent work. There are very few contact hours and so very little...

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      2013, 3rd year, Social History

      Academic Experience

      As a history student be prepared to do a large amount of independent work. There are very few contact hours and so very little teaching. You can seek guidance and advice as the department provides a lot of opportunity to see specific tutors on a one to one basis which is advantageous. The majority of the work is essay based however there are a number of presentations to do during seminars. Facilities are quite poor. The library is always full - the 5 computers in the common room dont work and there are few copies of the core texts required

      2013, 3rd year, Social History

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    • The upside

      The city of Bristol is a great city to be a student in, as it caters to all tastes and is small-scale enough to be easily...

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      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      The city of Bristol is a great city to be a student in, as it caters to all tastes and is small-scale enough to be easily traversable. The university's academics are very approachable and happy to give you feedback. The facilities of the university are very good as well, in terms of sport and theatre.

      2012, 1st year, Physical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Clubs are the same as anywhere. Bristol, especially the Student Union gets very good bands to perform.

      2016, 3rd year, Neuroscience

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

64%

MED

Sporty

69%

MED

Creative

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

84%

HIGH

Political

66%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £23.6k HIGH
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

21,555

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

74%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

8%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

7%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

23%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

54%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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