University of Bristol

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The University of Bristol is internationally renowned for the quality of its research, its teaching and its graduates. The Sunday Times described Bristol as 'one of the jewels of British higher education' and 'at the cutting edge academically'.

The University of Bristol is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its Royal Charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876.
 
Bristol has been ranked 29th by the QS World University Rankings, and is ranked amongst the top ten of UK universities by QS, THE, and ARWU. A highly selective institution, it has an average of 14 applicants for each undergraduate place.
 
Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses situated in the Clifton area along with three of its nine halls of residence. The other six halls are located in Stoke Bishop, an outer city suburb located 1.8 miles away. The University had a total income of £459.2 million in 2012/13, of which £120.1 million was from research grants and contracts. It is the largest independent employer in Bristol.
 
Current academics include 21 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 13 Fellows of the British Academy, 13 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 40 Fellows of the Royal Society.
 
Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network, of which the University's Vice-Chancellor Eric Thomas was chairman from 2005 to 2007. In addition, the University holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.

 

Why work at Bristol University?

We can offer world class research and apositive work environment at a globally distinguished University in a beautiful and vibrant city and region, with tailored support for those who are new to the UK.

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015 and Bristol University is ranked among the top five UK institutions for research excellence.

The environment is high on our agenda. Bristol was the first university to take part in a scheme to reduce collective environmental impact.

Bristol is a quirky British city with beautiful hilly vistas and plenty of historic sights to explore. Bristol's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture.

In 2014 The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live, and Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015.


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Job Role Applications are invited for research engineer / physicist positions available at the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol. The role will conduct R&D in quantu...

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Job Role We are looking to recruit passionate and driven researchers to join a ground-breaking, multidisciplinary project as Post-Doctoral Research Associate, tenable from 01 September 2017 for a duration of 2-years with the potential of an extension for a further year.  Positions ar...

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31 May 2017

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The emergence of drug resistant infections was inevitable given the careless use of antibiotics since its mass production in the 1940’s. Among the most problematic aspects of drug resistance is their ability to be horizontally transferred from one microbe to another. It has been assumed that t...

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The two biggest drivers of climate change, carbon dioxide and methane, are now being monitored in the atmosphere more closely than ever. Our ground-based networks are increasing in density and precision, and recently, multi-million-dollar satellite systems have been deployed to examine the carbon cy...

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It is clear that regulations around exposure of aircraft engines to mineral aerosol, particularly volcanic ash, are moving towards a dose-based approach, as opposed to zero tolerance (pre-2010) and concentration thresholds (< 2mg m-3, post 2010-to-present). This will require quantifying exposure ...

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The levee’s of many UK rivers provide not only important flood defenses, but also a platform for equipment used in dredging and weed control.Many levees were established centuries ago using poorly understood methods, and as such their geotechnical properties are also poorly understood. In 2010...

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Key staff:


Chacellor: Baroness Hale of Richmond

Chancellor

Vice-chancellor: Hugh Brady

 

Awards:


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which carried out an institutional audit of the University in 2009, awarded Bristol the highest rating available for its management of education and the academic standards of its awards. Defined as 'world leading', or the 3* rating, classified as 'internationally excellent'.

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Established in 1876

Public University

Red Brick University

Number of students: 

  • Undergraduates: 16,03092014/2015)
  • Postgraduates: 5,525(2014/2015)

Total number of Staff: 6,138(August 2015)