Introduction to The University of Bristol

Bristol University

We are often asked at Almero Student Mansions, about the quality of the universities in our favourite student cities. With student accommodation in Bristol, Exeter and Nottingham and more recently Manchester and also Leeds; we are quickly becoming the UK’s favourite premium accommodation provider.

As such, we thought now was the perfect time to profile one of the best universities across the United Kingdom, in order to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about where to study.

The Bristol University Ranking

At the heart of any university’s reputation is of course its league rankings. This is the single best way for prospective students to find out how an institution is performing as this takes into account exam performance, student satisfaction, research quality and the current prospects for graduates.

There are a few different league tables, but they often tell much the same story, we recommend you take a look at The Times, The Complete University Guide and Top Universities for a comprehensive look at how any university is currently faring.

If you are considering University of Bristol, then you will be delighted to hear that it is currently 15th in the UK, up two places during the last update according to The Complete University Guide. So, from the Bristol uni library to its fantastic facilities, read on to find out why you should be considering Bristol University for your degree course.

University of Bristol Notable Alumni

Something else many students like to know, is the notable alumni from the university. Depending on the field you are looking to enter, this can be a great way to see how the institution contributes and the sort of professionals you can look to emulate once you graduate.

Bristol University has some quite impressive notable alumni and we have listed some of the best below:

  • Simon Pegg

  • Derren Brown

  • Paul Dirac

  • David Walliams

  • James Blunt

  • Matt Lucas

  • Chris Morris

As you will see, there is a strong entertainment feel to these alumni and in particular, comedy. However, the University of Bristol’s academic reputation is excellent as you will note from its excellent rankings and Paul Dirac is of course regarded to be one of the 20th century’s most significant physicists.

University of Bristol Student Union

As is the case with any university worth its salt, Bristol SU is a fundamental part of the university experience. From welcome fairs, sports clubs and volunteering to advice and support, the union provides assistance and opportunities for every aspect of student life.

You can find out more information about joining your halls in the first year, check out the latest events and see who runs the various departments at Bristol SU by heading to their excellent dedicated website.

Be sure to check out the University of Bristol university library too, should you head there for an Open Day, as this stunning building is a lure for many students looking for the perfect environment in which to study.

Bristol University Gym

Bristol as long been an area of the UK that is proud of its sporting heritage. Gloucestershire CCC, Bristol Rugby and the two football teams, Bristol Rovers FC and Bristol City FC are all fiercely supported. As such the university has quite excellent sporting facilities and these are a big part of Bristol University history, helping students to stay physically and mentally sharp during their time there.

If you are keen on health and fitness, then getting involved with the vibrant University of Bristol sports scene will surely be a great way to enjoy this whilst also making great progress with the academic side of things.

Bristol University Swimming Pool

There are indoor sports facilities, a medicine clinic, Olympic standard swimming pool, the Saltford boathouse, Coombe Dingle sports complex and much more on offer for all students to use. You can learn more about the Bristol University gym at the university website or by clicking here.

What Is The Best Student Accommodation In Bristol?

If having read this guide to University of Bristol, you think there is a strong chance you will apply to study in this fantastic area, then why not get in touch with the friendly team here at Almero Student Mansions. Our private student accommodation is some of the finest you will find anywhere in the country and our residences in Bristol have been our flagship properties for years now, our Tamarillo House and Stonebridge House apartments in particular sell out incredible fast, so be sure to make an enquiry before it’s too late!