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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 1385 comments (357 students)
    • The downside

      Bus services

      2013, 1st year, Astrophysics

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      Planning timetables

      2013, 1st year, Physical Geography

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    • The downside

      gym membership (high and its required for several sport groups), better SU

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Veterinary Medicine

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      The student union needs to have a much better impact

      2013, 1st year, Physical Chemistry

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      Availability of study space is poor, especially in exam times

      2013, 1st year, Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified

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      They could improve on the number of revision sessions provided before the exam commences

      2013, 1st year, English Law

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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

68%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

81%

HIGH

Political

70%

HIGH

Creative

62%

MED

Sporty

69%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH

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

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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