About us

University of Bristol is a leading international institution, providing education and training from foundation years through to advanced postgraduate training. Compass is based in the School of Mathematics, which was ranked in REF2014 in the Top 5 mathematics departments by overall percentage of 4* outputs, by percentage of 4* Impact cases and by overall research power.

Over the last decade, the wider team of Compass academics has successfully supervised over 100 PhD students. These students are in great demand and have been quickly employed by companies such as Adarga, Arm, BAE Systems, BBC, BBVA, Cray, Dyson, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hargreaves Lansdown, Intel, Philips, Redhat, Sony, Swiss Re, Toshiba & the UK Government.

Members of the Compass team have won over £50M of EPSRC research funding, as well as a greater amount in total from the MRC, ESRC, BBSRC, NERC, Heilbronn Institute, Wellcome, Leverhulme, ERC & EU, MOD, NIHR, Chinese Scholarship Council, US National Institutes of Health and NSF, Met Office & Alan Turing Institute. Our team includes Fellows of the Royal Society, the British Academy & the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

Many of these members of academic staff are now prominent members of the Teaching and Leadership Teams for Compass. 

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