You're Avon a laugh: Good times at Uni in Bristol

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Banksy (Artist)
    Damien Hirst (Artist)
    Stephen Merchant (Writer)

  • Population: 428,234

    • About Bristol

      If you’re considering applying to the University of Bristol then good luck, you’ve got a fight on your hands.

      As the most popular choice for uni applicants, you’d expect the uni to be pretty impressive... And it is, and then some. The University of Bristol and its city neighbour (and fierce rival) the University of the West of England (UWE) are both popular with employers and both are indulging in massive investment. 

      Students at the University of Bristol can expect new buildings for mathematics and the sciences leading up to 2010, whilst UWE have invested over £200 million in facilities; including a new student village and a Centre for Sport to help fight back on the sports field. 

      The city itself is one of the largest in the UK, built around the River Avon close to the Severn Estuary. There is a comfortable, safe feel to the city yet it has a youthful vibrancy and ambition. The attractive city centre is divided into quarters which have their own feel to them, and the city boasts a ridiculous amount of pubs, clubs and bars. 

      For the arts lovers, the city provides ample space for drama and shows, with a dedicated and respected university department and a wealth of drama societies and student shows.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • The University of Bristol
      • University of the West of England


      Student Accomodation in Bristol

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Banksy, the notorious graffiti artist whose works fetch millions, is a native of Bristol!

      • Bristolians have made waves in the music industry, with the foundations of trip hop and drum & bass laid by Tricky, Massive Attack and Roni Size - all Bristol folk!

      • Controversial artist and Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst was born here!