The city at the heart of our university

Discover your life in Bristol

With a vibrant culture, a strong sense of community and endless opportunities to try new things, Bristol is a brilliant place to live, work and study.

Moving to university isn't only about finding the right course. It's about finding the right place to call home.

Get to know Bristol and discover what our city can offer you.

Student video

Our students love living in Bristol, and many stay here after graduation. The city's vibrant atmosphere and spirit make Bristol a popular place to call home and pursue a career.

Hear from one of our students about their life in Bristol, and what the city means to them.

city stats


largest city in the UK

Centre for Cities


most cultural and creative city in the UK

European Commission 2019


best student city in the UK

QS Best Student Cities 2023


greenest city in the UK

The Guardian 2021

Illustrated Bristol

Artwork by Olivia Brotheridge