University of Bristol
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B78
What students say about this university907 comments (246 students)
There are lots of contact hours, but if you make the most of them you can get through the first year without much hassleReport
Bristol is expensive. Especially as all the supermarkets are Sainsburys. Pay attention to your bank balance.Report
I have a very small amount of contact hours, as many Faculty of Arts students do, but this is fitting for the large amount of...
I have a very small amount of contact hours, as many Faculty of Arts students do, but this is fitting for the large amount of reading and additional research I have to do. In addition, large amounts of information is packed into a small amount of hours, making the lectures and seminars interesting and well worth attending - with the exception of one unit, which is an utter waste of time but which I believe is being significantly altered within the next few years. The content of the course is varied and well-ranging and allows students to find their niche as early as first year which is very useful. All the professors are very interesting and also very supportive - I got on well with my personal tutor and all the feedback he gave me was very constructive, helpful and friendly, and I felt like I would be comfortable going to him if I had a problem. The workload (4 essays and 4 exams in first year) was manageable but of course did require a lot of time, as befits a university course - it is a good lesson in time management. The History of Art facilities are good, with the library stocking a large number of books and the study centre in the faculty very useful too.×
Many of the lecturers are involved in current research which gives them particular insight into the area beyond the core...
Many of the lecturers are involved in current research which gives them particular insight into the area beyond the core material, and also shows in their enthusiasm and passion for their specific area, which often rubs off onto the students. Hall life is much better than I expected, with so much to be involved in, and a real community feel to the place, I love it!×
Pastral support within the vet school.Report
Whilst there is a wide range of societies, they are not necessarily the friendliest and many feel quite exclusive and not that...
Whilst there is a wide range of societies, they are not necessarily the friendliest and many feel quite exclusive and not that welcoming to freshers. Also the union is rubbish, they couldn't organise a p*ss up in a brewery and generally the halls (with tiny budgets and even smaller committees) put on better events than they do. For example the famously brilliant Goldney Ball had to be cancelled this year because of poor ticket sales due to the totally spontaneous union ball which in fact turned out to be crap.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction84%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students19,470
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate72%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time9%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature8%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK23%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction40%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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