History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Bristol was founded as University College, Bristol in 1876, and became the University of Bristol in 1909. It was known to be the first higher education institution in the United Kingdom that admitted men and women on an equal basis. Bristol University, like other English universities, grew out of older institutions such as University College, Bristol (established 1876), Bristol Medical School (1833), and the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, which was formed as a school in 1595 and became the university engineering faculty. Bristol University is a top-ranked university located in the UK known for its unique contributions to global research. The university is known for its commendable research in the area of nanotechnology and prevention. The university admits the top applicants and has a global image for providing the best placement facilities to its graduates. Owing to its excellent academic facilities, global connections, and exposure, the University of Bristol Rankings have always been among the top universities of the world. The QS World University Rankings 2022, THE World University Rankings 2022 and US News' Best Global University Rankings 2022 rank the university at #62, #92 and #92 respectively. As per the Complete University Guide's University League Tables 2022 and the Guardian's the best UK universities 2022 – rankings, the university ranks at #17 and #14 respectively.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
The university has two campuses. The campus consists of the very famous Avon Gorge as its residential halls. The new buildings of the campus were designed and built by Ralph Brentnall. The majority of the classes are conducted on the Clifton campus. The campus is flanked to the north by Tyndalls Parks Road and to the south by Park Row and the HH Wills Memorial Building, which has stood at the top of Park Street since 1925, overlooking the city. The Clifton campus has eight of the university's 9 branch libraries, which provide study space, IT support, and the biggest academic collection of books and periodicals in the South West of England. Three study facilities, including Beacon House, which opened in April 2016 and includes flexible study spaces, conference rooms, and a café, provide an extra 3,000 study spaces. WiFi is offered across the campus, and computers are available in academic departments, libraries, and 24-hour study centres. The university provides a number of courses. These courses have been categorized into six faculties - the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Law. In addition to these factors, the university is also known for its infrastructural facilities which act as an attractive option for international aspirants. This university also provides international students with the option for on-campus employment opportunities.
Accomplishments & Alumni
University of Bristol’s 900 laboratories received green status in world first. All of the laboratories at the university's 14 STEM schools have achieved LEAF certification, making them the "first university in the world to achieve institutional Green Lab Certification." It encourages cultural diversity by offering courses to students from across the globe. Bristol consistently ranks in the world's top 100 and UK's top 10 universities in league tables that draw on information about both research and teaching excellence. Having said that, the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol are the first UK higher education institutions to sign the SDG Accord, which was unveiled on September 9, 2017, during the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver. The University of Bristol also has an exceptionally notable alumni network. This university also has thirteen Nobel Prize winners linked to the University, - Sir Winston Churchill and the current Chancellor Sir Paul Nurse, geneticist and director of the Francis Crick Institute. Some of the other notable names include Jonathan Evans (Former Head of MI5), Paul Dirac (Nobel Prize winner in Physics), Simon Pegg (Actor and writer).
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of around 20,311 undergraduate students and 7,202 postgraduate and research students. By encouraging international admissions it promotes a rich cultural diversity. This university is globally renowned as it provides students with the opportunity to explore various career opportunities. It is known that Bristol graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide, owing to the University's strong employer connections. Bristol's professional partnerships, internship schemes, enterprise support and industry links give students the best way to start their careers. Some of the most sought after recruiting companies at the University of Bristol are Airbus, JLR, Toshiba, Arup, BP, Shell, Kodak and more.