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University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked 61st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

Before the University of Bristol, there was University College, Bristol

University College, Bristol existed from 1876 to 1909 and was the precursor to the University of Bristol.

A University of Bristol initiative which empowers our students to fulfil their academic and personal potential, to graduate from the University as tenacious, inventive and connected individuals who will be a benefit to themselves and to society.

Bristol Futures is built around three themes which explore the major opportunities and challenges facing our generation:  Innovation & Enterprise Global Citizenship Sustainable Futures In addition to their degree programme, our students will be able to engage with these themes within a range of activities and learning resources supporting their studies and personal development.

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 ranked fourth in a list of universities targeted by leading graduate employers (source: The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research).

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 Wellbeing Advisers in both University residences and academic schools to support our students, personal tutors and additional support services. It’s also big enough to provide outstanding extracurricular opportunities, including a host of clubs, sporting activities and community and volunteering groups.

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.