The University of Bristol or UoB is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. The university’s motto derives from the famous Roman lyric poet Horace, and translates into English as ‘learning promotes one’s innate power’.
Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses largely situated in the Tyndalls Park area of the city. It is home to 25 academic schools, divided into six faculties: Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and law, and Health Sciences.It combines academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.
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The university continually invest in facilities and technology for the students. The state-of-the-art buildings include the new £56.5 million Life Sciences building, and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information – the quietest building in the world. You’ll also benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres.
At Bristol, you’ll learn from and alongside academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class teaching attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 120 countries represented in international community. After graduation, you’ll be part of the worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers. The University is at the cutting edge of global research. Bristol enjoys strong connections with hundreds of organisations worldwide.
As an accredited Fairtrade university, caring for the environment is one of the university’s main priorities. It was the first university to participate in the Green Impact Awards, and has won awards for its energy efficiency, transport planning and environmentally pioneering teaching. Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England under two hours from London. With its vibrant culture, desirable location and community spirit, it’s no surprise that Bristol has been named the UK’s best place to live . Most of the university's main buildings are located within a few minutes' walk of each other in a lively part of the city centre, which is itself only a 30-minute walk from the student residences in leafy Stoke Bishop. You can see why so many are clamouring to get into Bristol.
Simon Pegg – actor and comedian.
David Walliams and Matt Lucas – BAFTA award-winning television duo.
Julia Donaldson MBE – children's author.
Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer) MBE – Olympic equestrian gold medal winner.
Paul Hayward – chief sports writer of the Telegraph.
Miranda Krestovnikoff – President of the RSPB.
Rachel Joyce – author of the international bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Derren Brown – illusionist.