Sam Rowley (BSc 2016)
“Animals aren’t as dangerous as you’d think most of the time. They mainly react out of fear, so it’s a question of reading their body language, not intimidating them and trusting your judgement.”
Ai Ching Goh (BSc 2008)
“I had to survive not being at home for more than three years, but all of it really shaped me to be someone who dared to take chances.”
February Graduates (2020)
“I’m from Kolkata, and I came to Bristol initially because of its strong reputation among employers.”
Alex Wilmot-Sitwell (BA 1983)
"Life and careers are never linear. Sometimes you have to go backwards in order to go forwards."
Dr Andrew Sheng (BSc 1969)
"There are few impossible challenges, the only barrier being your own will to tackle them."
Dr Una Ryan OBE (BSc 1963, Honorary DSc 2009)
"I have made discoveries, made medicines, made money and made art…. all based on the science I began at Bristol."
Michelle McDowell, MBE FREng (BSc 1984, Hon DEng 2012)
"Refuse to put up with unacceptable behaviours – brace yourself if necessary and challenge them."
Professor Weicheng Cui (PhD 1990)
"I chose to do my PhD at Bristol because it is a world-class institution which combines a strong research heritage with a pioneering approach to the advancement of human knowledge."
Steve Kay (BSc 1981, PhD 1985, Hon DSc 2014)
"Engaging the incredible diversity of life that has evolved on this planet makes my hair stand on end some days. Bristol nurtured that awe."