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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01 Jun 2017

BBSRC PhD studentship available in SWBio competition Parasites cause massive losses to the sheep industry worldwide and have major detrimental effects on the welfare of animals. Overuse of drugs has led to resistance in a number of economically-important parasites, and a more sustainable approa...

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15 Dec 2016
14 Jul 2017

Research Associate £32,004 to £36,001 per annum (Grade I) Senior Research Associate £36,001 to £40,523 per annum (Grade J) Research Fellow £41,709 to £46,925 per annum (Grade K) Please Note: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal clos...

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£32,004 to £36,001

18 Jan 2017
23 Jul 2017

Please Note: This is a “rolling advert” with a nominal close date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Applications are invited for a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate positio...

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13 Mar 2017

Type of award PhD Research Studentship Department Engineering Mathematics Details Scholarship covers full UK/EU (EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to application) PhD tuition fees, a tax-free stipend at the current RCUK rate (£14,296 in 2016/17) Du...

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11 Apr 2017
24 May 2017

Supervisors: Jane Blazeby (Professor of Surgery), Natalie Blencowe (Lecturer in Surgery) and a qualitative researcher (to be appointed). Overview: The University of Bristol is offering the opportunity for a clinically-active professional within the UK, in a speciality involving invasive pr...

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19 Apr 2017

We are aiming to recruit an outward-looking and enthusiastic PhD student to help in the development of the process for in situ fabrication of large area 2D material heterostructures to realise new optical and electronic devices. The project is a collaboration between the Centre for Doctoral Training...

CELFS Deputy Director

University of Bristol

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20 Apr 2017
25 May 2017

CELFS is an ambitious Centre within the University of Bristol and works in line with the principles of development, reflexivity, autonomy, collaboration, transparency and transferability at all levels of its operation. Established in its current form in 2011, our original remit was based around...

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26 Apr 2017
26 May 2017

Overall aim: To investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a diet and exercise intervention to improve serum lipids and lipid sub-fractions in young people with familial hypercholesterolaemia and their affected parents Overview: The NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a ...

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25 Apr 2017
28 May 2017

Location: Bristol, UK  We are seeking a skilled Research Associate to join a research team working on manipulating protein SUMOylation for neuroprotection in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) causes the progressive loss of neurons that produce dopamine in the m...

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25 Apr 2017
25 May 2017

  Research Associate in the Global Methane Budget in the Schools of Chemistry and Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas. However, we have a surprisingly poor understanding of the controls on its growth in the atmosphere. The...

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'.

Key facts:


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)