University of Bristol
Bristol | South West England
Ucas code: B78
What students say about this university895 comments (239 students)
There are plenty of shops to buy food and drink all around the university and most things are within walking distance so there...
There are plenty of shops to buy food and drink all around the university and most things are within walking distance so there are no extra costs for transport. I found that course books were quite expensive but I never ran out of money. I found it easy to manage my costs since I am not the sort of student who goes out getting drunk in clubs every night. I think that the main reason why students find it difficult to manage their money is simply because they spend too much of it on alcohol.×
The facilities at the university are great. There are a dozen computer labs where you can work or study. The communal areas...
The facilities at the university are great. There are a dozen computer labs where you can work or study. The communal areas offer enough works space for small learning groups.×
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.×
-careers service is friendly and helpful -careers service hosts a lot of useful events -good variety of volunteering...
-careers service is friendly and helpful -careers service hosts a lot of useful events -good variety of volunteering opportunities -good library opening hours near exam period×
Not great washing fcilities, though that was specific to my halls, they are also being renovated this summerReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction84%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students21,555
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate74%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time8%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature7%
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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