University of Bristol

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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 was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world, and top ten in the UK, in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties, which run a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The main campus is based in Clifton, at the heart of Bristol. The University had a total income of £530.9 million in 2014/15 and is one of the largest independent employers in the city.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the European-wide Coimbra Group and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.

Bristol currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 15 of the British Academy. Thirteen Nobel Laureates have been associated with the University community.

 

Why work at Bristol University?

As a globally distinguished University in a beautiful location, Bristol offers a vibrant research community and a positive work environment.

Bristol provides excellent opportunities for all staff to build their skills and careers. In addition to competitive salaries, the University offers a range of financial benefits and opportunities for achieving work-life balance. These include staff discounts, excellent pension provision, reasonable working hours and flexible working, part-time roles, and generous family leave and holiday provision.

As well as offering a supportive and rewarding working environment, the University has a range of initiatives to support staff wellbeing, such as tailored support for those who are relocating or new to the UK.

The University campus is at the heart of the city of Bristol, a beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant city with excellent transport links just 90 minutes from London. Bristol has a diverse arts, music and cultural scene, a wealth of historic architecture and plenty of beautiful green spaces. The city was named the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2017.

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. The city has England's strongest digital media supply chain outside London, and Bristol is a buzzing incubator for start-ups and new enterprise.

The University is committed to sustainability. Bristol was the first UK city with European Green Capital status in 2015 and the University community played a large role in helping the city deliver this. A cycle to work scheme and a car sharing scheme are part of the University transport plan.


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£33,797 - £38,017

16 Dec 2020
15 Mar 2021

The role Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in collaboration with Prof. V. K. Aggarwal FRS into the reactions of metal carbenoids with boron reagents and their applications in synthesis. The reactions of different classes of metal cerbenoids will be investigated. Subseq...

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£33,797 - £42,792

14 Jan 2021
13 Apr 2021

The role The post-holder(s) will perform cutting-edge academic research on the theory of quantum computation. Areas of particular interest include, but are not restricted to: quantum algorithms and their underpinning mathematics; verification/testing of quantum devices; architectures for quant...

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United Kingdom


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£33,797 - £42,792

15 Jan 2021
14 Apr 2021

The role An exciting research opportunity has arisen in the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs ( QET Labs ) at the University of Bristol. As a member of QET Labs, you will conduct research at the interface of quantum technologies, photonics, and experimental science. You will be part of a dyn...

Chair in Corporate Governance

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Competitive

22 Jan 2021
18 Apr 2021

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Chair in Entrepreneurship

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Competitive

22 Jan 2021
18 Apr 2021

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Chair in Leadership

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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22 Jan 2021
18 Apr 2021

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Chair in Marketing

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Competitive

22 Jan 2021
18 Apr 2021

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Competitive

22 Jan 2021
18 Apr 2021

The role Better futures for all At Bristol, we are changing the business of Business Schools. Our school’s mission is to " Inspire the next generation of global citizens and leaders to address the grand societal changes of our time ." We recognise the importance of being a glo...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£38,017 - £42,792

11 Feb 2021
19 Mar 2021

The role The Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Grade J-L, level B1-D1, Pathway 1) with expertise in any period of peninsular Spanish studies and working in th...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


Salary:

£33,797 - £38,017

11 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021

The role The Thales-Bristol Partnership in Hybrid Autonomous Systems Engineering (T-B PHASE, see here ) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate for up to two years (until 31/3/2023). Our multi-disciplinary project seeks to develop new methods and technologies to help unde...

Key staff:

Chancellor:
Sir Paul Nurse

Vice-chancellor and President:
Professor 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'.


13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the university
 

UK Rankings:

QS World Rankings 2020 (UK) - 9th

QS Graduate Employability 2020 (UK) - 9th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 (UK) - 10th

 

Key facts:

Established in 1876

Public University

Red Brick University

Number of students:

  • Undergraduates: 18,005 (2016/2017)

  • Postgraduates: 6,043 (2016/2017)

Number of staff:

  • 6,943 (January 2018)