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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)
    • Accommodation

      First impression was the beautiful building and garden - it looks like a manor! Rooms are nice if not very big, no en-suites...

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      2016, 2nd year, Physical Geography

      Accommodation

      First impression was the beautiful building and garden - it looks like a manor! Rooms are nice if not very big, no en-suites but all have washbasins. Sharing a bathroom was fine - it means you get a bigger shower! We had four toilets and showers between 12 girls and I never had to wait for a shower to be free (apart from when 3 of them broke!) But the maintenance guys are lovely and very efficient, they sort things out very quickly. The kitchens are a nice size and very well-equipped and ours on the fifth floor had a gorgeous view. Manor Hall is also good at putting on events: there is an amateur dramatics group, a debating society and there are open mic nights in the bar.

      2016, 2nd year, Physical Geography

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    • Facilities

      Currently undegoing massive refurbishment of the Union so it won't be fully functioning for a few years.

      2012, 1st year, Geology

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    • Facilities

      numbers students to clinical space

      2012, 5th year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • Finances

      You're going to live in England. Everything is expensive. Learn how to cook fast, because you will need it.

      2016, 2nd year, Uk Legal Systems

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    • Accommodation

      Nicer than thought as I went through clearing - smaller than others but I prefer it - closer to shops but bottom of hill to Uni

      2016, 1st year, Clinical Veterinary Medicine

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    • Nightlife

      Everything. Literally everything. Haven't met one person who's music taste hasn't been satisfied.

      2014, 2nd year

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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

21,905

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

76%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

7%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22%

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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