Facts and figures

Senior Officers of the University
PositionName
Chancellor The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond
Pro-Chancellors Mrs Mary Prior, Professor Richard Hodder-Williams, Mr Roger Holmes
Vice-Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Guy Orpen
Pro Vice-Chancellors Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Professor John IredaleProfessor Erik LithanderProfessor 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 2015/16
FacultyNumber
Arts 3,956
Engineering 2,390
Biomedical Sciences* 1,040
Health Sciences* 2,436
Science 3,909
Social Sciences and Law 3,386
Total 17,117

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figures: Students with an enrolled registration status including successful, temporarily suspended studies, registered, withdrawn, repeating a year or pending board.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 2015/16
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 277 265
Engineering 239 425
Biomedical Sciences* 37 155
Health Sciences* 496 229
Science 142 668
Social Sciences and Law 1878 350
Totals 3069 2092

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 1076 605 220 193
Clinical Academic 29 32 78 38
Operational Services 354 387 0 0
Research and Teaching 1050 256 1080 270
Technical Services 221 66 117 66
Totals 2730 1346 1495 567
Grand total 6138      

Figures as at August 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 2014/15
ExpenditureAmount
Total income £530.9m
Capital investment £54.0m
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year £35.7m

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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