The student experience
We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.
We attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. We are also lucky to be located in a vibrant, dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and sustainability.
With a choice of over 200 degree courses covering a broad range of subjects, our students engage with intellectually challenging courses that encourage independence of mind.
An institution-wide initiative to provide all students with the opportunity to develop transferable skills and graduate attributes, Bristol Futures is built around three pathways:
- Innovation & Enterprise
- Global Citizenship
- Sustainable Futures
with enhanced opportunities for professional and community engagement.
A Bristol degree is highly attractive to employers: we offer our students a high-quality, research-led education, and enhance our global reputation by recruiting the best academics. Bristol is in the top five universities targeted by leading graduate employers (source: The Graduate Market in 2014, High Fliers research) and has over 500 employer visits to campus each year.
Our courses are shaped by the very latest thinking, and our students work on real-life projects with academics who are experts in their field. As well as teaching the facts, our researchers pass on their knowledge, enthusiasm and experience.
Bristol is small enough to feel warm and friendly, with personal tutors, student health and welfare services, and accommodation wardens to support students, but big enough to provide outstanding extracurricular opportunities.
We continually invest in new and existing facilities, training and technology.
Our libraries, IT facilities and informal study spaces keep students connected and support independent learning. We have a comprehensive network of support services to ensure that our students can get help and advice on all aspects of university life – academic, personal, financial and practical – if and when they need it.
Bristol has connections with hundreds of employers, from small businesses to global organisations, which means our courses are up to date and relevant.
Our partners share their knowledge at careers fairs, networking events and workshops, and mentor student entrepreneurs.
Our students’ union, Bristol SU, helps our students get the best out of their time at Bristol.
Led by students, for students, Bristol SU provides opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun, as well as representing students’ views and needs.
There are more than 300 student societies and sports clubs to choose from.
City life in Bristol has been voted the best in Britain in a major survey of 20,000 university students across the country. The University of Bristol won the ‘City Life’ category the 2015 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.