Social media and mobile applications

The University of Bristol and a number of its departments use social media and mobile applications. Further details can be found on this page.


  1. University of Bristol
  2. Alumni
  3. Archaeology and Anthropology Society
  4. Bristol Basecamp
  5. Bristol University Botanic Garden
  6. Bristol Doctoral College
  7. Bristol University Historians
  8. Burst Radio (Bristol University radio station)
  9. Callosum Colloquia Crew (CCC) (Postgraduate Neuroscience group)
  10. Careers service
  11. Careers service: postgraduate students
  12. Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS)
  13. Centre for Deaf Studies
  14. Children of the '90s
  15. Classics and Ancient History
  16. Classics Society
  17. The Cleft Collective (cleft lip and palate research programme)
  18. Economics, why study?
  19. Education for Sustainable Development
  20. Experimental Psychology
  21. Geology Museum Collection
  22. Graduate School of Education: doctoral courses
  23. Graduate School of Education: masters courses
  24. InsideArts
  25. Intelligent Systems Laboratory
  26. International advice and support
  27. International Office
  28. IT Services
  29. La Movida Latina
  30. Lake Ellsworth (Subglacial Lake Ellsworth Antarctica mission)
  31. Mature Students
  32. MSc in Science and Education
  33. MSc in Education, Technology and Society
  34. Pensador Magazine
  35. Picture it... Chemistry
  36. Police team
  37. Policy Press
  38. School of Earth Sciences
  39. School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  40. Secondary PGCE course
  41. Sport, Exercise and Health
  42. Staff Club
  43. Student Enterprise
  44. Students' Health Service
  45. Students' Union
  46. Students' Union: freshers 2011
  47. Students' Union: new postgraduates 2011
  48. Tobacco & Alcohol Research Group
  49. Theatre Collection
  50. University of Bristol - Brasil
  51. University of Bristol Law School
  52. University of Bristol Travel


In addition to the department Twitter accounts listed below, we also curate the Twitter list @BristolUni/UoB-twitters, which groups together the public facing accounts listed above as well as academics associated with the University.

Twitter accounts of University of Bristol departments
Name of the Department Twitter channel Details
Bristol University Primary channel for the University: all news, events and general announcements
Bristol Algorithms The Algorithms team at the University of Bristol, studying various aspects of the theory and practice of algorithms
Bristol Biochemistry The University of Bristol Biochemistry Department
Bioimaging Bristol Photos, pictures and links from the new Wolfson Bioimaging Facility at the University of Bristol
BIRTHA News from Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA)
Bristol Art History News, events and research from the Department of History of Art.
Bristol Basecamp Iinitiative aimed to help students kick start their businesses
Bristol Botanic Garden University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Bristol Chemical Synthesis Centre for Doctoral Training Bristol Chemical Synthesis Centre for Doctoral Training - breaking new ground in science, education and training.
Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials News and research from the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
Bristol Chemistry AthenaSWAN News and events promoting women in STEM from the School of Chemistry
Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Chemistry based at the School of Chemistry
Bristol Cryptography Group Bristol Cryptography Group
Bristol Doctoral College The Bristol Doctoral College facilitates and supports doctoral training and researcher development across the University.
Bristol HCI and Graphics Bristol Interaction and Graphics Research Group, Department of Computer Science
Bristol Medieval History Medieval historians at the University of Bristol
Bristol Neuroscience Bringing together worldclass neuroscience to advance research and clinical care
Bristol Open Access Supporting open access publishing at the University of Bristol
Bristol Online Surveys Bristol Online Surveys (BOS)
Bristol Philosophy University of Bristol Philosophy Department
Bristol Student Health University of Bristol Students' Health Service, Hampton House
Bristol UCU University of Bristol UCU
Bristol Uni Events Information on the @BristolUni free public events programme. Tweets from the Public and Ceremonial Events Office (PACE).
Bristol Uni Psych The school of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol.
Bristol Uni Physics The University of Bristol School of Physics
Burst Radio Bristol University radio station
Cabot Institute A world-class multidisciplinary institute for research on all aspects of global environmental change, from basic science and social science to technological and policy solutions.
Careers The UoB Careers Service
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS) News from the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS)
Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) The Centre for Market and Public Organisation is a leading research centre, focusing on education, health and welfare
Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) The Centre for Public Engagement
Children of the 90s News from Children of the 90s
Cleft Collective A Healing Foundation initiative, The Cleft Collective is the world’s largest cleft lip and palate research programme.
Community sport The University of Bristol's official community sport & RELAYS page. For all clubs, societies, individuals and enthusiasts!
Department of History The Department of History is an internationally recognized centre for the research and teaching of history at one of the UK's most prestigious universities.
Digital Diversity - learning and belonging Role of digital technologies in fostering learning, identity & belonging.
Earth Science Earth Sciences
Economics net News channel about publications, events, funding opportunities and other resources to support university economics teachers
Equality and Diversity Team The University of Bristol's Equality and Diversity Team - information and events.
Foundation Year Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities at Bristol University, a new route into education.
Geology Bristol Unique fossils, rocks and minerals at the Geology Collection University of Bristol. A free resource for education, research and science engagement.
Graduate School of Education (GSOE) Postgraduate Programmes Office of the Graduate School of Education. Information for potential and current students and applicants and education news.
Inside Arts InsideArts is the University of Bristol's festival for the Arts and Humanities.
International Office Information from the International Office
International staff Information for international staff working at the University of Bristol
IT Services IT Services news
JISC Digital JISC Digital Media is based in the University and provides digital media advice and support to the UK FE and HE sectors
Library News and updates from the University of Bristol Library. Responding to queries Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm.
Mature students News and information for mature students at the University of Bristol
Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI) The Centre for NSQI is a world class, ultra-low noise facility for nanoscience and quantum information research.
Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU) The Nutrition and Behaviour Unit is a research group at the University of Bristol in the Department of Experimental Psychology.
Personal Finance Research Centre Information about the Personal Finance Research Centre
Picture it... Chemistry Blog about molecules in familiar objects. Chemistry made accessible.
Policy Press The Policy Press is a leading social science publisher
Postgraduate Admissions News from the Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions Office
Poverty and social exclusion 'Poverty and social exclusion in the UK: the 2011 survey', the largest of its kind ever carried out in the UK, is a major research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by the University of Bristol.
Research Data Service News from University-wide Research Data Service
SET squared Bristol SET squared Business Acceleration Centre
Social and Community Medicine Seminars Public seminars from the School of Social and Community Medicine
Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol
Sports, Exercise and Health Centre Sport, Exercise & Health at the University of Bristol
Staff Development Workshops, events and the latest training news from Staff Development
Students' Union news Students' Union News Channel
The Bower Laboratory Tweets from The Bower Laboratory
Travel news Transport plan
University press releases Press releases
Undergraduate Recruitment News about undergraduate recruitment and study opportunities at the University of Bristol
UoB_Researchers Based in Staff Development at the University of Bristol, UoB Researchers provide career development information, training and support for 1100 research staff
UoBrisEFM Official account for the School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol
UoBrisPhysPharmNeuro News for Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience undergraduates in the School of Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Bristol
Sports Medicine Clinic University of Bristol Sports Medicine Clinic. (open to the public)
Student enterprise Setting ideas free.
University of Bristol Law School University of Bristol Law School official Twitter. One of the top 30 universities worldwide, with an international reputation for teaching and research.
Vesalius Anatomy University of Bristol Vesalius Clinical Training Centre (VCTC).
Wills Memorial Building tours Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road. Publicising tower tours.


University-related blogs
Name of blog Description
Bolivarian Times This blog is dedicated to the Bolivarian period of South American history (1810-1830). It is written by Matthew Brown, Reader in Latin American Studies.
Bristol Cryptography Blog Bristol Cryptography blog
Cabot Institute A world-class multidisciplinary institute for research on all aspects of global environmental change, from basic science and social science to technological and policy solutions.
Centre for Public Engagement Centre for Public Engagement
Changing perspectives Changing Perspectives profiles a range of projects from across the University that explore the relationships between art and science through artist and academic collaborations.
Children of the 90s Art Online Celebrating the 21st anniversary of CO90s, and 75 years of funders The Wellcome Trust, by collecting art and reflections.
CMPO Viewpoint Blog Centre for Market and Public Organisation
Dragonflies Draw Flame Blog for Signmetaphor, a research project in the Graduate School of Education. A video can be found on the YouTube channel link
Economics in Action A blog for the promotion of Economics study
Histories at Bristol Blog hosted by historians at Bristol. It supports podcasts and a blog reflecting on research projects. We also work on many different kinds of history including economic, social, cultural and environmental history as well as the history of art.
Historians at Bristol From the Department of Historical Studies. It is a straight forward history blog. The intention is bring our historical research to a broad audience, as well as sharing our experiences and expertise as historians.
IT services at Bristol The thoughts and insights of IT Services
Know Your Bristol Project run by the University of Bristol (Centre for Public Engagement) in conjunction with Bristol City Council.
Lifescience art project The collaboration of science and art is perhaps not something many would consider a workable match, but at Bristol University, these two disciplines are being unified to produce a piece of art to be on show at the new life-sciences building. This blog will be following our progress over the next few weeks as we research artistic ideas and their scientific plausibility. Our aim: to help create a hopefully unique and eye catching piece that represents the work of all the life-science departments.
Philosophy at Bristol Blog hosted by Philosophers at Bristol, which will support podcasts by members of the department. It is intended to be of interest primarily to non-professional philosophers, such as those studying philosophy at school or who are just interested in the subject.
Picture it... Chemistry A blog by staff and students of the School of Chemistry about molecules in familiar objects. Chemistry made accessible.
PolicyBristol Hub This blog is hosted by PolicyBristol. It is a hub for commentary and debate around the diverse policy-relevant work from across the University. It illustrates some of the many ways in which our research has been influential in shaping change across the world.
Policy Press blog This blog provides an insight into subjects related to the Policy Press publishing programme.
Student health doc blog Health information and advice for students.
University of Bristol Careers Service Careers guidance, information and advice from an expert team.
Visualising China blog Blog for the Visualising China project, a web-based resource that allows users to explore more than 8,500 digitised images of historical photographs of China taken between 1870 and 1950.
Webworks Webworks is a source of information about the changes that are taking place with the University of Bristol website. It is maintained by the University's Web Editor Team, part of Communications and Marketing Services. Access is restricted to university PCs only.


University-related apps
Title Description Versions
Bristol Green Doors
Bristol Green Doors
The University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science has been working with Bristol Green Doors to produce an Android and iPhone smartphone application for this year’s open homes event, 28-29th September 2013. iPhone app, Android app
Walking Tourwalking tour An illustrated tour taking you on a circular route around the precinct with information about the University's history and facilities. iPhone app
Conker Tree Science: Leaf Watchleaf watch Help the Universities of Bristol and Hull track the spread of the horse-chestnut leaf miner moth with this simple, intuitive app. iPhone app, Android version
My Mobile Bristol A collaboration between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council to produce a mobile version of the University website including news, maps, travel and open day information. Smart phone application
PlantTrackerplant tracker Help the Environment Agency, University of Bristol and The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology track down three problematic invasive plant species in the Midlands region. Android version
MobileSign logo
MobileSign is free British Sign Language lexicon app from University of Bristol Centre for Deaf Studies. MobileSign includes a library of over 4000 signs accessed using a predictive search engine, MobileSign will also automatically keep a list of your recently viewed signs for repeat access later. You can use MobileSign to view the sign language videos online or store the videos on your mobile device. iPhone app, Android version
FingerSpell logo
FingerSpell is a free British Sign Language Fingerspelling teaching aid from the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol. FingerSpell includes all 26 letters in pictorial and video forms. Android version,
Mobile web application,
Amazon appstore for Android
Deafworkmate logo
Deafworkmate is a free Deaf awareness learning resource and mobile app from University of Bristol Centre for Deaf Studies. Deafworkmate will introduce you to Deaf Culture, British Sign Language (BSL) and other forms of non-verbal communication. If you work alongside deaf people, employ deaf people or have deaf customers then Deafworkmate is an ideal app for you. Android hybrid version,
Mobile web application

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