University of Bristol
University of Bristol,Beacon House,Queens Road,Bristol, BS8 1QU, United Kingdom
Bristol University is a red brick research university in Bristol, England. It obtained its royal charter in 1909, although it can be traced back to the Merchant Venturers ‘ School, established in 1595, and the University College, Bristol, which had been in existence since 1876. Bristol is organized into six educational faculties, consisting of several colleges and departments with more than 200 undergraduate classes, mostly in the Tyndalls Park region of the town. The university had a total income of £ 642.7 million in 2017-18, of which £ 164.0 million came from study grants and contracts. It is Bristol’s biggest autonomous employer.
The University of Bristol is located in the heart of the city, and although it is not a university campus, most of its buildings are only a short walk from each other. The modern facilities of the city are linked by a large public transport network. Bristol International Airport is within easy reach of the city, and London is only 90 minutes away by train. Bristol has been named the best place to live in the UK (Sunday Times 2017) and there’s a lot to do in a busy city with over 400,000 people. It is the region’s leading center for business, culture and education, and many students enjoy a fantastic standard of living. Access to Wales, the Cotswolds and the popular holiday destinations of the south-west coast is also easy.
- Jonathan Evans, former Head of MI5
- Alastair Stewart, TV journalist
- Derren Brown, illusionist
- David Walliams, comedian
- The first rocks to be brought back from the moon were tested for signs of life at the University of Bristol.
- Bristol is the largest manufacturer of hot air balloons in the world.