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

Dialog 907 comments (246 students)
    • Nightlife

      There's the ubiquitous student club scene but we have a lot of great restaurants, secret little cocktail clubs, magic bars,...

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      2014, 3rd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Nightlife

      There's the ubiquitous student club scene but we have a lot of great restaurants, secret little cocktail clubs, magic bars, theatres, and of course the micro breweries! In general bristol knows we have a strong student population so there's deals to be had everywhere at one time or another.

      2014, 3rd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Not very good union for nightlife, but good for using rooms for societies

      2014, 2nd year, Medicine & Dentistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      The university currently has limited social facilities due to a current renewal of the Student's Union. However when these are...

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      2013, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      The university currently has limited social facilities due to a current renewal of the Student's Union. However when these are completed I expect that the space will be abundant and easily available.

      2013, 2nd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      Bristol is a great city for clubbing as well as bars, open mic nights, etc.

      2014, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      There are a large number of musical ensembles you can join, although the level in all of them is pretty high

      2014, 4th year, Human & Social Geography By Topic

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    • Accommodation

      Stoke Bishop is the place to be- although it is far out, you get used to it and anyone else in the city centre residences tends...

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      2013, 1st year, History By Topic Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      Stoke Bishop is the place to be- although it is far out, you get used to it and anyone else in the city centre residences tends to feel out of the loops. Catered halls are also desired- despite the gross food and the horrendous prices- it is far more sociable. 4 desired halls: Wills, Churchill, Badock, Hiatt Baker I got Hiatt Baker but I did not apply there- this happened to a lot of people- it holds the most people and is building more places to be ready for 2014. Hiatt Baker during 12/13 was disgusting and it caused plenty of controversy, however I think the worst is over. The place is a building site and the most expensive per year in order to pay for the new sites being built. HOWEVER Hiatt Baker is brilliant fun despite the disgusting surroundings it is said to be the most social and diverse. Badock is also desirable- the conditions and actual accommodation is much better however the place is full of people from London for some reason- worse so than anywhere else- it seems plenty of people come to university without actually intending to make new friends and just keep the same ones they always had. Churchill is very sloaney and full of boarding school kids but it is still on the 'fun' scale- the accommodation is fantastic and there is lots of green space and newly renovated rooms. Wills is quite isolated- it has a reputation for being snobby. However the accommodation is lovely and the rooms there and the biggest in the old quad. Wills is catered but the large quads have a large kitchen and living area unlike ANY OTHER HALLS (hiatt baker has a tiny kitchen) Best for accommodation: Wills and Churchill Best for social: 1. Hiatt Baker 2. Churchill 3. Badock Most important: be in Stoke Bishop

      2013, 1st year, History By Topic Not Elsewhere Classified

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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%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

88%

HIGH

Political

60%

HIGH

Sporty

68%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,470

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

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

23%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

40%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Students relaxing outside

    Students relaxing outside

  • Students rowing

    Students rowing

  • Victoria Rooms

    Victoria Rooms

  • Students in a lecture

    Students in a lecture

  • Willis Hall accommodation

    Willis Hall accommodation

  • Studying in the library

    Studying in the library

  • Orchestra

    Orchestra

  • Student union bar

    Student union bar

  • Park Street, Bristol

    Park Street, Bristol

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