Asian, Black and other racialised minority students

We are working hard to ensure that our community reflects the diversity found in society, and we can offer tailored support to Asian, Black and other racialised minority students who choose to study with us.

Belonging Together: Race inclusion at Bristol

Of Bristol’s 2023 intake, 23.1% of Home undergraduate students were from Asian, Black or minority ethnic backgrounds, up from 14.5% in 2016. This does not include our international students. 9.6% of students were Asian, 3.2% of students were Black, and 8.8% of students were from mixed ethnic backgrounds.

In the past 5 years, the University has seen a significant increase in applications, offers and enrolments from students from Asian, Black and mixed heritage backgrounds. We are committed to continuing this trend and have made explicit commitments in our Access and Participation Plan to increase the proportion of students from ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented at the University.

The city of Bristol

The city of Bristol is the largest in South West England, and our students come to us from all over the UK, and the world. Home to people from more than 180 countries, 45 religions and 91 languages, Bristol’s distinct neighbourhoods reflect the city’s diverse character. This includes the street art and music venues of Stokes Croft, the famous carnival of St Paul’s, Grand Iftar and the multicultural eats of Easton.

Support for Asian, Black and other racialised minority students

 We offer a range of support for prospective students including our flagship Insight into Bristol Year 12 summer school and our Next Step Bristol programme for Year 13s, to our inclusive mental health support and Race Inclusion Advocates for current students.  Our Students' Union has nearly 400 societies, 55 of which represent, discuss and celebrate different cultures.

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There's truly no such thing as a stupid question. If it's on your mind, it matters.

You may want to know more about the diversity of a particular course or faculty, for example, or perhaps you have questions about our 55 student societies dedicated to representing, discussing and celebrating different cultures.

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