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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)
    • Facilities

      Computer facilities are good and machines are fast for running high performance engineering applications. Lack of a central...

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      2012, 2nd year, Aerospace Engineering

      Facilities

      Computer facilities are good and machines are fast for running high performance engineering applications. Lack of a central library at Bristol means that study space can be very hard to find at exam time.

      2012, 2nd year, Aerospace Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      The accommodation I was placed in was owned by a private company. For the entire year it just felt like they were out to take...

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      2012, 1st year, Theology & Religious Studies

      Accommodation

      The accommodation I was placed in was owned by a private company. For the entire year it just felt like they were out to take our money and didn't really care about the well-being of students. I felt cut-off from the university as any activities (for example, during Fresher's week) were organised separately. The building I lived in had no character and the general state of repair of my room, and the flat as a whole, was poor. In addition, I was placed in a flat with people I share nothing in common with, and there was nobody else in the whole building on the same degree program as myself. I hated living in university accommodation and, as a result, I will be living at home next year.

      2012, 1st year, Theology & Religious Studies

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    • The upside

      Student support - lots of help available, in many different forms, but you do have to seek it.

      2012, 1st year, Veterinary Nursing

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    • Accommodation

      Living in Stoke Bishop is great because it's next to the Downs, so although it is a bit of a trek to Uni / the city if you...

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      2013, 1st year, Astrophysics

      Accommodation

      Living in Stoke Bishop is great because it's next to the Downs, so although it is a bit of a trek to Uni / the city if you walk, there's so much space for sport / bbqs, which is awesome in Summer. Durdham hall has really nice sized living / kitchen area, and is entirely en-suite. UH has a much smaller kitchen area, and mostly has shared bathrooms, but the rooms are a good size and it is cheap, probably the best value for money hall in Stoke Bishop.

      2013, 1st year, Astrophysics

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    • The upside

      Course structures, accommodation and information about the city

      2013, 2nd year, Financial Economics

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    • The downside

      The sense of a student community isn't particularly strong due to the fact that there isn't really a main campus.

      2012, 3rd year, European History

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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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League table rankings

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