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

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    • The upside

      Large range of different nights out. Very active CU. Fantastic bus betweens halls of residence and the uni - which then also...

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      2013, 1st year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      Large range of different nights out. Very active CU. Fantastic bus betweens halls of residence and the uni - which then also goes to the city centre.

      2013, 1st year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      VERY VERY few contact hours and you can get away with not doing the recommended reading as the seminar tutors talk about the...

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      2013, 2nd year, Social History

      Academic Experience

      VERY VERY few contact hours and you can get away with not doing the recommended reading as the seminar tutors talk about the key points all seminar and tell you what to think of it. Essays and exams are the only way they monitor your progress and they are very specific (focused on one or two weeks) so you can just learn those weeks and ignore the rest. Courses material moves very fast and doesnt go into much detail which makes it hard to truly engage. Feedback from essays isnt very useful as it normally just says you need to go to a study skills workshop but doesnt say why! My facilities where really bad and we often had lectures in other departments buildings and didnt record any of the lectures which would have been helpful.

      2013, 2nd year, Social History

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    • The upside

      nothing has exceeded my expectations

      2012, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Lecturers alwasy keen to help and love asking questions

      2012, 3rd year, Cellular Pathology

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    • The upside

      Provided me with a lot of support through student in higher years of study of my course to my personal tutor to help with the...

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      2013, 1st year, English Law

      The upside

      Provided me with a lot of support through student in higher years of study of my course to my personal tutor to help with the transition from college to university I was able to contact my subject-based tutor for any concern I had about the work through e-mail, etc Had student-led forums on social media to allow us to help each other with our course Had quality career events/fairs to meet recruiters and employers The social/night life is amazing as there is chance to participate in many societies

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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    • The downside

      gym membership (high and its required for several sport groups), better SU

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Veterinary Medicine

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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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