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Applying to University of Bristol
- Entry Requirements
208-223 UCAS Points
Average range for University of Bristol entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
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- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Next open day to be held in September.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- In-person element from 19 April. This includes courses which returned on 8 March and courses which returned after the winter break. These courses continue to have an element of in-person teaching. All other courses must continue online.
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Shambolic institution that has continuously proven through and through that they do not regard students’ mental health or well-being. It is no wonder that UoB is infamously regarded as a British university with one of the highest student suicides rate nationally. As an incoming third year student in Sociology, I’ve had first-hand experience of the University’s negligence when it comes to acknowledging students’ disabilities and medical illnesses. Over the last 2 years at UoB, I’ve witnessed coursemates dropping out for mental health reasons, students being remanded in psychiatric hospitals and threatened to either be kicked out or have their visas revoked if they were an international student, to personally going through a debilitating illness myself which the University has invariably refused to acknowledge despite my attempts to inform them with what I was going through and sending them my medical evidence and records by my doctors and specialists.
To be honest, as a result of COVID-19, I have only been to the campus a few times this school year and have not been able to experience the activities of the clubs, so it is hard for me to comment. I am grateful to the Student Union, who managed to host several outdoor activities and themed dinners for us while observing the social restrictions.
The facilities that I’ve used are pretty good, I can’t really comment too much. The societies I’ve joined are really friendly and inclusive and there’s definitely something for everyone. The student union is ok, I haven’t been able to comment much due to COVID, but the SU is really nice inside. Eduroam wifi and Bristol is awful, do not expect to be scrolling on Instagram in the library, it doesn’t work. Can’t say much about the careers service, haven’t really used it tbh.
Overall, Bristol is a pretty good uni. Its got plenty of libraries as well as other spaces to study alone or with friends. I enjoy the fact its not a campus uni because it allows you to feel more in the real world than if you were on campus and it also goves you easy access to shops or clubs etc. One of the main issues with the uni is probably its mental health initiatives as they are difficult to access and sometimes make you feel isolated. There are loads of societies that cater to everyone and you can sign up to them at the fair at the start of the year which is an easy process.
Don’t know the campus well as most of my teaching was online, the history buildings that I did go in were nice though. My asus chromebook wouldn’t connect to the wifi in the uni buildings (teaching ones or library) which was frustrating.
due to covid I can't say much on the careers service,student union or really the facilities and societies, but this is my impression had this been a normal year. I will say that the libraries are great places to study, with long opening hours during exam periods, but I wish they were always open at weekends. I highly recommend the medical school, the quality of education is really good, you get thrown right in to learning to interact with patients, clinical skills, consultation skills and what its like to work in a hospital. the lecturers are all knowledgeable and willing to help. The level of teaching is enough to stretch you, but not too difficult, however the work load is heavy after the first term.
I love UoB. I have had some of the best years of my life here and I'm still not yet finished studying. The SU has to be the biggest let down. They are not located centrally to the university campuses and can often feel a bit... just sort of there for the sake of it. The facilities though, I think are great and Bristol has some of the biggest range in societies out of all UK universities! Workload can get very intense though at times so it's important to balance both personal and work life equally!
Lots of clubs and societies to join. Not the best reputation in terms of mental health services. Decent teaching but didn’t handle online university as well as they could have. Great location with lots to do outside of uni.
I attended the University of Bristol as a PhD student. That means that my experience is not the same as what an undergraduate may have: I did not make much use of the campus facilities and university clubs for instance. As a PhD student, though, I am satisfied with my choice and my experience: the research groups are really good in my opinion.
I have no clue what to say here. This government has screwed everyone over and my first year university experience has been pretty mundane. I have no clue what the clubs/societies/student union are like. CHAOS is the physics society and is meant to be pretty decent but what can you do if everyone’s under lockdown? Oh brilliant, Rocket league tournaments! Zoom quizzes! Guest lecturer spending the first 10 minutes trying to figure out how to unmute themselves! I don’t blame the university but it still feels lacklustre, I hope there is more of an effort when lockdown restrictions are lifted but honestly who knows? Who cares? Not me anymore. Btw the physics building is pretty good- lab experiments are done well and with all the preparations there’s nae chance of catching Covid.
havent been able to access the in person facilities since november. libraries have also been shut for the majority of the year. this is really frustrating especially coming from such a highly ranked uni as my friends at other universities have had access to their libraries and friends on the same course as me at other unis have had in person teaching for a number of weeks now.
Bu university is famous all over the world for its combination of outstanding academic innovation and independent and forward-looking spirit. By 2018, 13 Nobel laureates have been trained, which is always at the forefront of global research.
My experience was rubbish at UoB. In terms of academic achievement, I could have done much better. The way they mark coursework is vey unfair, which has contributed in my performance, and as a result, my wellbeing. Not all the staff are helpful; I could barely get advises, I find it very hard to references for job/post graduate applications. I have seen quite intense conservative assertion from my personal tutor, which put me off asking for help at all. But, it potentially can be a good uni tbh, mainly cause the beautiful city of Bristol.
Absolutely love the uni so far, lecturers are so helpful, I don't think my experience was anything which I expected (Covid) but the uni are handling it the best they can. The city is so charming, I felt at home almost immediately.
UoB is truly a great place to study. The city is very much student oriented, very safe and very active, there's lots of opportunities to have fun all around the place. The course I'm taking has been super interesting, and the quality of the teaching is very high. There's a lot of societies around! Careers service is one of the best around the UK.
I've loved my experience at the University of Bristol. I've had inspiring and interesting lecturers, opportunity for developing other skills, such as through the career service and other academic skills. The university has a good interaction with student through social media so I feel like they are there to support us and listen to our queries.
Our university offers plenty of helps in study, career and life. There are many useful learning materials like SAS, STATA, even a Bloomberg room. And there are a lot of career services to help student find a job. Student clubs organized many activities to enrich our lives. Everything is awesome.
Wonderful university and highly ranked in my particular subject area. The academics are rigorous and there is a notable emphasis on research - traits that make for great employability and possibly prestigious careers. It will be difficult, especially as an international student, but it is worth it.
I was spectig way too more from Uob. But the curricula is highly UK centrist (although the university portraits itself as an International one). Plus the levels of bureaucracy are absolutely absurd (even for straightforward things as a asking for a microphone and sound) and at Uob always there is going to be two problems for one solution...
Going to be honest and tell you not to believe a lot of these reviews. They seem to be dubious in their authenticity. Bristol is a lovely city and has some great people, but also some not so great people. It is probably (behind Durham) the poshest university in the country, and the demographics of the people attending reflect that. That said, I have made some really lovely friends, just don't feel the need to conform to the posh gear-head stereotype, it gets old after about three weeks! The real issue is the teaching. My course (Geography) has been interrupted and cancelled throughout my first two years, both trough industrial actions and Coronavirus. Engagement with students is pretty horrendous. I feel that this is masked through the 'self-sufficient' attitude the university tells you to adopt, but in reality I feel this is just a scape goat for them to not really give a **** about your concerns or queries. Lecturers often don't show up, cancel, and will never reply to your emails.
The university provides so many resources to students in many different ways. It pays attention to their well-being, future career, and academic performance, for sure. There are so many study place with computers and printers available. The campus WiFi is quite stable. Since it takes a longer time and more energies to go to campus everyday, The uni also provides bus voucher to those living in farther uni accommodations (e.g. resident village east).
Even though the halls are spread out, the actual uni campus isn'y really like this, everything you need could be found in a fairly small area (e.g. study spaces, shops etc.). The city is a really great place and there's loads of independent businesses around to support. The internet at the uni is really good, never had any issues with that. Certain times of the day can be busier when trying to find study spaces, so it's usually better if you get to uni earlier, but there's loads of places you can try. I didn't have much of an experience with the SU, but there's a society for everyone.
I love going to the uni of bristol. There are so many societies and sporting activities to get involved with. The uni is in a great location and Bristol is such a beautiful place with a good balance between city life and nature. Nightlife is really good with a range of clubs and different music.
An inspiring and lively environment to be in, with lots of like-minded individuals to meet and get to know. You'll always see a friendly face whenever you're on campus. Being located in the heart of the city makes you truly feel integrated, and there's less separation between students and locals.
The best uni ever!! I am doing my masters in accounting and finance. One of the few unis that they have access to bloomberg trading systems. Amazing tutors!! Extremely passionate about their jobs. If I had to do it from the begining, I would have still choose UWE.
I’m really enjoying my time at UoB. I love the campus and feel well looked after by the student union and other services provided to students, such as the PGR hub. I really enjoy lectures with leading professors in my subjects.
World class teaching, with good study spaces, excellent Wifi connectivity. Large green spaces for hanging out with friends, walks, and being around nature. Very international, and supportive of international students. Student Union located outside actual University precinct, could have a better location.
Has the potential to be such a great uni, but layout and lack of campus is isolating. Also most people who go here are very full of themselves and look down on those not trying to be 'edgy', pretty sickening place. City is brilliant though, although a tad expensive.
Bristol was always my dream and here I am! I love every minute of it, amazing facilities and opportunities, the staff are always there to offer help. And the clubs and societies are absolute jokes, some of the stuff they get up to and you can meet such good friends through this!
University of Bristol It offers a wide range of courses. The work we engage with helps you gain a critical way of thinking. The library provides a lot of materials you may need to engage with and there is a 24/7 internet service
Great campus, lots of facilities in all fields! There is a great amount of societies, offering anything one could look for. SU is really active and has an important presence. Student life is great, lots of clubs, restaurants, bars, and social areas are available around the place. Careers Service is really helpful and active. Internet is usually very strong and fast, ping is rather low (eduroam provider).
Everything about my university experience so far has exceeded my already high expectations. The campus and the facilities such as the libraries, the study spaces and the lecture theatres are great and actually inspire us to do work and be productive. From what everyone has been telling me, the professional mental health support service is very disappointing so I think this is an area that certainly needs work but overall I have personally felt very supported by my tutors and professors, in terms of them being friendly and approachable. The average student cost of living is also another area that needs to be paid more attention but overall my experience as a first-year is very positive.
Lectures and seminars are amazing here at UoB! With a range of guest speakers who are professionals who are at the top of their field... You have an amazing opportunity to pick these people's brains... Highly recommend applying for UoB!
Lovely university full of great people. The students Union is probably the biggest let down with its lack of support to societies. The actual students Union building is great The facilities are good at the uni just all a bit old.
Bristol is one of the best cities to live in as well as one of the most highly-regarded universities in the country. I feel very privileged to be able to spend 3 years living here and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. There is a perfect balance here, a best-of-all-worlds.
Dreadful place. Institutional dishonesty; useless disability support. self-serving staff. Stay away from this place. If you complain, you'll be on the end of institutional lying and bullying. You need to be mentally strong if you have a problem here as nobody will help you.
There is no society that doesn't charge a fee entry, in terms of performance, I'm not sure why it's so highly ranked, some lecturers have no idea what they speak about, in terms of internet connection, it is one of the best I have ever had.
Bristol is a great uni for the arts and humanities (what I do ) - the extra curricular side is immense - from sci- fi soc to your classic drama societies and a wide array of music societies - there is literally something for everyone to get involved with. my first year I wasn't a massive fan of my accommodation (Churchill hall) but I think its partly the luck of the draw - I just had to find my friends through my subject and extra -curriculars. Bristol is a brilliant place to live with about 40 different things going on at once (at least lol) - just remember YOU CAN'T DO EVERYTHING :)
Really good uni for facilities and courses. Not great that the student union was closed for half of my time at the uni and it's a bit far away. Because it's not campus based there arent any shops but all the big departments have cafes.