Senate House, Tyndall Ave, Bristol BS8 1TH

Situated in the heart of the city centre, The University of Bristol was founded in 1876, located just a stone’s throw from Bristol Cathedral and College Green. The University of Bristol is currently home to around 24,000 students studying here from around 130 different countries all over the world and 7,000 staff supporting the community and students.

The University of Bristol is one of the top ranked universities in the UK, and has ranked in the world’s top 100 universities for all subject areas including;

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering & IT
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Notable people who have studied at The University of Bristol are Johnathon Evans – the former Head of MI5, Alastair Stewart – famous TV journalist, Derren Brown – Illusionist and TV presenter, Simon Pegg – actor and writer and David Walliams – comedian and author.

As well as being a renowned university for its academic achievements, Bristol University has a lot to offer students in terms of social activities and local entertainment. The central location means that students are in the best place for bars, clubs, activities and shopping.

The student accommodation is located centrally, with a variety of different options for students depending on preferences and budgets. The most highly sought-after accommodation, and most students first choice for where to stay, includes the following:

  • Badock Hall
  • Campus Houses
  • Colston Street 
  • Courtrooms
  • Goldney
  • Hawthorns
  • Hiatt Baker
  • Manor Hall
  • New Bridewell
  • Orchard Heights
  • Queens Road
  • Redland Road
  • Richmond Terrace

The university regularly runs events for students including fine dining, theatricals, music nights, dance, yoga classes and more.

Sustainability is core to the University of Bristol’s ethics, and the university has won a number of awards for their green initiatives encouraged and supported by local communities and students alike.