University of Bristol

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United Kingdom

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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United Kingdom


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Full time


Salary:

£34,304 - £43,434

08 Dec 2021
30 Jun 2022

The role Three positions at levels from Research Associate to Senior Research Associate are available in the High-Performance Computing research group at the University of Bristol. These positions are associated with the EPSRC-funded ASiMoV prosperity partnership project. ASiMoV is an exciting...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Competitive

08 Feb 2022
31 Dec 2022

The role The Temporary Staffing Service (TSS) provides temporary administrative and clerical work opportunities across the University of Bristol. We have a variety of full time and part time assignments covering a wide range of skills in a variety of Faculties, Schools and Divisions. Joining t...

Doctoral Teaching Associate

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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£34,304 - £38,587

04 Apr 2022
30 Jun 2022

The role Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated candidates to take up 7 new PhD studentship opportunities at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol. The aim of this studentship award is to provide an exceptional PhD candidate with a first-rate, challeng...

Lecturer in Cyber Security

University of Bristol

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


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Grade - £38,587

05 Apr 2022
30 May 2022

The role The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Cyber Security - specifically in software security, systems security or usable security - to join the Bristol Cyber Security Group. The group is part of the Academic Centre of Excellence on Cyber Security Research,...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


Salary:

£34,304 - £38,587

15 Apr 2022
05 Jun 2022

The role Applications are invited for the role of Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Physics, Centre for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR), to contribute to the advancement of wide bandgap and ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor materials and devices (power electronics, RF electron...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Grade J - £38,587 - £43,434, Grade K - £44,706 - £50,296, Grade L - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum

22 Apr 2022
26 May 2022

The role The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol is committed to leading engineering research and providing the highest level of education to Engineers of tomorrow. The Faculty has a strategic focus on applications of artificial intelligence and data science in engineering. ...

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United Kingdom


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Full time


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Grade J - £38,587- £43,434, Grade K - £44,706 - £50,296 per annum

25 Apr 2022
05 Jun 2022

The role The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol is committed to leading engineering research and providing the highest level of education to Engineers of tomorrow. The interface between Mechanical and Electrical engineering is a key area of focus for the Faculty. The Depa...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Grade J - £38,587 - £43,434, Grade K - £44,706 - £50,296 per annum

25 Apr 2022
12 Jun 2022

The role The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol is committed to leading engineering research and providing the highest level of education to Engineers of tomorrow. The Faculty has a strategic focus on material and manufacturing. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£38,587 - £43,434

27 Apr 2022
24 May 2022

The role The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics.  The initial appointment would be for five years, with the opportunity to move to an Open Ended (‘permanent’) contract subject to future planned growth.  Candidates are welcome from both earl...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£38,587 - £60,022 per annum

27 Apr 2022
24 May 2022

The role We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Immersive Technologies to join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol to support the development and delivery of our exciting new MSc Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality). This Master...

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)