Facts and figures

Senior Officers of the University
PositionName
Chancellor The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond
Pro-Chancellors Dr Alison Bernays, Professor Richard Hodder-Williams, Mr Roger Holmes
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Eric Thomas
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Guy Orpen
Pro Vice-Chancellors Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Professor Nick LievenProfessor Judith Squires
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer Ms Robin Geller
Deputy Registrar Ms Lynn Robinson
Ratio of applications to places 2014
FacultyNumber of applicants
Arts 6.6
Engineering 7.6
Medical and Veterinary Science* 8.0
Medicine and Dentistry* 13.1
Science 6.4
Social Sciences and Law 7.1
Average UCAS tariff scores 2014
FacultyUCAS score
Arts 443.1
Engineering 499.9
Medical and Veterinary Science* 453.2
Medicine and Dentistry* 480.9
Science 459.5
Social Sciences and Law 453.9
Undergraduate students 2013/14
FacultyNumber
Arts 3,453
Engineering 2,142
Medical and Veterinary Science* 1,644
Medicine and Dentistry* 1,693
Science 3,464
Social Sciences and Law 3,001
Total 15,397

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: Students with an enrolled registration status including successful, temporarily suspended studies, registered, withdrawn, repeating a year or pending board. The following students are not included in the above figures: Status of no show, provisional, provisional returner, in-year transfer; dormant or writing up; Faculty 0 (Non Faculty); students on non standard programmes including visiting students, incoming study abroad, non degree, occasional students, students studying at Theological college, pre-sessional, or life long learning. 

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Known destinations of graduates 2013/14
DestinationPercentage
Full-time paid work 61.3%
Full-time further study 16.9%
Working part-time 7.4%
Travelling 5.6%
Unemployed 4.9%
Due to start a job in next month  1.7%
Part-time further study 1.1%
Doing something else 1.1%
Total 100%

The information above was collected as part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. All UK and EU first degree graduates were surveyed approximately six months after they completed their course.

Figures supplied by the Careers Service

Postgraduate students 2013/14
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 345 261
Engineering 305 384
Medical and Veterinary Science* 86 261
Medicine and Dentistry* 521 196
Science 139 589
Social Sciences and Law 1973 551
Totals 3369 2242

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: Students with an enrolled registration status including successful, temporarily suspended studies, registered, withdrawn, repeating a year or pending board. The following students are not included in the above figures: Status of no show, provisional, provisional returner, in-year transfer; dormant or writing up; Faculty 0 (Non Faculty); students on non standard programmes including visiting students, incoming study abroad, non degree, occasional students, students studying at Theological college, pre-sessional, or life long learning. 

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Postgraduate degrees 2013/14
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 332 63
Engineering 254 88
Medical and Veterinary Science* 47 59
Medicine and Dentistry* 160 61
Science 101 146
Social Sciences and Law 1579 136
Totals 2473 553

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Staff statistics
CategoryCore-funded: full-timeCore-funded: part-timeExternal/split-funded: full-timeExternal/split-funded: part-time
Professional/Administrative Services 1052 627 241 198
Clinical Academic 27 37 83 39
Operational Services 351 396 1 5
Research and Teaching 1060 261 1061 278
Technical Services 218 67 125 72
Totals 2708 1388 1511 592
Grand total 6199      

Figures as at January 2015. Numbers are "appointments" rather than "people". All 100% core-funded staff are described as "core-funded", all other staff are described as "External/split-funded" (including where funding is "internal").

Figures supplied by Human Resources

Key financial figures 2013/14
ExpenditureAmount
Total income £485.5m
Capital investment £108.8m
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year £17.5m

For more details refer to the Financial Statements

Figures supplied by the Finance Services

History

The University was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men. See more about the University's history on the timeline.

Organisation

The University organises its academic affairs in some 25 academic schools which are arranged into six faculties. More information about the governance of the University is available.

Faculty changes

* Figures accurate at time of collection.

On 3 August 2015, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences were created, in place of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences respectively.

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