Find out more about the experiences of our community, from the reasons why students choose to study at the University of Bristol to how they have settled into university life.
"I have always had a passion for English, and after doing a bit of research into the department I discovered the wealth of academic genius which I have benefited from greatly so far..."
"I was initially drawn to the University of Bristol for postgraduate study by the recommendation of a curator at an American museum, who recommended Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn..."
"I chose the University of Bristol because it offered a postgraduate course that had the elements I was looking for. I wanted to do a Masters in film making..."
"Bristol offered an intensive and practical foundation in core skills and processes of single camera screen production, supported by critical discussion and contact with industry professionals..."
"The Music department of Bristol University was especially attractive for having four musicologists who are experts on British music..."
"I could have chosen any other local university but when given the opportunity to study at one of the country’s best I would have to have been crazy to consider anywhere else..."
"The lecturers for the courses are brilliant and always on hand to offer help, debate with or just act as a resource for bouncing ideas off..."
"Each of the Professors helps you with anything you need and the postgraduate coordinator is especially helpful in solving any problems or worries we have..."
"Once I found the MA Modern Languages course at Bristol and the pathway in War and Culture, I realised anything else would be a compromise..."
"I study Social Anthropology because I studied Cultural Anthropology in my undergraduate degree and also because England is the origin of social anthropology..."
"The Masters I chose is only a year long - which meant it was more financially viable for me to dedicate time to and balance with my career..."
"Bristol was an obvious choice for me due to its excellent reputation and accessible location... After visiting the department I was sure that Bristol would be the perfect choice..."
"I chose Bristol after extensively researching the topic and seeing that their course content was by far the most interesting and comprehensive..."
"I wanted to study anthropology and in the Netherlands it would have taken me another three years to get a masters degree, whereas in Bristol I was able to do this in one year..."
"Bristol stood out as my first choice, particularly because of its outstanding reputation in the field of Reception Studies, which is my personal interest... Everyone that I had contact with went out of their way to help me..."
"Bristol appeared to offer the right combination of specialisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, international standing and social life, and nearly a year into my course I can say these expectations have been borne out..."
"The University of Bristol stood out, not only because it had the academic requirements to bring out the best in my research, but because of the rich culture of the community..."
"From the very beginning, Bristol has seemed friendly to students. There is easy access to libraries, the computer centre, and information about academic and social activities..."
"The University offers a superb environment for doing research, I am very much impressed with both departmental and university libraries..."
"My wife and I chose Bristol for numerous reasons. I was looking for a British university in which I could begin a research degree in theology while on sabbatical from my job."
"The University of Bristol’s Department of Drama is known as one of the most prestigious and best places to study drama theory and practice, which is why I applied for the PhD programme..."
"I encourage other students to consider Bristol for their degrees as it provides a competitive academic environment within a beautiful and vibrant city..."
"It was during my undergraduate studies in English at the University of Bristol that I developed a real passion for contemporary poetry. Postgraduate study offered me the opportunity to pursue this interest with a greater level of specialisation..."