Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students

At Bristol, we are committed to attracting the very best students to the University and city, and ensuring that our community reflects the diversity to be found in society. As well as improving the diversity of our student body, we also work hard to ensure that the University remains a welcoming and inclusive place, and that all students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are supported to succeed in and progress from their studies.

We know that choosing where you will attend university can be both daunting and exciting, and you may need to ask lots of questions to help you come to a decision. As well as exploring the resources on this page, feel free to contact us directly.

You may want to know more about the diversity of a particular course or faculty, for example, or perhaps you have questions about the 55 student societies dedicated to representing, discussing and celebrating different cultures. These include the African & Caribbean society, the Asian society and the Islamic society, but also the Bollywood dance society and the Afrolit society!

This page brings together many resources to help you find out more about student experience and support for prospective and current students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

Key facts

  • Across the University approximately 27% of our students identify as Black, Asian, or from another Minority Ethnic background. This proportion is increasing every year.
  • In the past 5 years, the University has seen a significant increase in applications, offers and enrolments from BAME students. 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. 

Our work to support BAME students 

Click through to find out more about the opportunities we have on offer, from our Insight into Bristol Year 12 summer school and our Next Step Bristol programme for Year 13s, to our inclusive mental health support and Be More Empowered Success Programme


Undergraduate courses

Find out more about what you can study and our entry requirements here

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