Life in Bristol

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Links to everything you need to know about Bristol.

Bristol is a cosmopolitan city. With a population of almost half a million it is the largest city in the South West, and the 8th largest city in the UK. It has a diverse and multi-ethnic population and is the home of many world-famous festivals and events.

It is 90 minutes from London with easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscape. It boasts a history of Georgian architecture, gritty graffiti and harbourside living

Bristol is a vibrant, friendly place to live. More detailed information can be found on the University's main pages  (

There are many things to see and do, please see for further details of attractions in the city and local area.


The University also organise an extensive programme of public events that you (and guests) are very welcome to attend. This is a good way to network with other members of staff at events that interest you.

In addition to this there are several clubs and societies open to University staff (


There are also many opportunities for volunteering in your free time, whether you (or your family) want to make a difference to the local community, learn new skills, meet new people, or just have fun.

You can find opportunities on these websites:

Places of Worship

Bristol is a multi-faith community and there are many places of worship throughout the city. Here is a link to a list of some of the key places.