Facts and figures

History

old physics workshop

The University was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men. See more about the University's history on the timeline.

Organisation

students studying

The University organises its academic affairs in some 25 academic schools which are arranged into six faculties. More information about the governance of the University is available.

Senior Officers of the University
PositionName
Chancellor The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond
Pro-Chancellors Dr Alison Bernays, Professor Richard Hodder-Williams, Mr Roger Holmes
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Eric Thomas
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor David Clarke
Pro Vice-Chancellors Professor Guy Orpen, Professor Nick LievenProfessor Judith Squires
Registrar and Chief Operating Officer Ms Robin Geller
Deputy Registrar Ms Lynn Robinson
Ratio of applications to places 2013
FacultyNumber of applicants
Arts 6.7
Engineering 7.5
Medical and Veterinary Science 8.2
Medicine and Dentistry 18.4
Science 6.3
Social Sciences and Law 8.1
Average UCAS tariff scores 2013/14
FacultyUCAS score
Arts 454.4
Engineering 514.9
Medical and Veterinary Science 458.1
Medicine and Dentistry 481.1
Science 479.6
Social Sciences and Law 463.8
Undergraduate students 2012/13
FacultyNumber
Arts 3,113
Engineering 1,998
Medical and Veterinary Science 1,570
Medicine and Dentistry 1,727
Science 3,146
Social Sciences and Law 2,832
Total 14,386

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: status of registered, successful, withdrawn. The following students are not included in the above figures: status of no show, provisional, provisional returner, in-year transfer; dormant or writing up; Faculty 0 (Non Faculty)

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Known destinations of graduates 2011/12
DestinationPercentage
Full-time paid work 58%
Part-time paid work 8.6%
Due to start a job in the next month 1.2%
Engaged in full-time further study 18.6%
Engaged in part-time further study 1.9%
Unemployed and looking for work 3.7%
Taking time out in order to travel 3.4%
Other 2.7%
Explicit refusal 1.9%
Total 100%

Figures supplied by the Careers Service. The information above was collected as part of the DLHE survey. All UK and EU first degree and higher degree graduates were surveyed approximately six months after they completed their course.

Postgraduate students 2012/13
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 373 306
Engineering 304 361
Medical and Veterinary Science 89 257
Medicine and Dentistry 537 186
Science 129 661
Social Sciences and Law 2016 567
Totals 3448 2338

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: status of registered, successful, withdrawn. The following students are not included in the above figures: status of no show, provisional, provisional returner, in-year transfer; dormant or writing up; non-faculty.

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Postgraduate degrees 2012/13
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 416 85
Engineering 268 73
Medical and Veterinary Science 51 60
Medicine and Dentistry 205 58
Science 76 187
Social Sciences and Law 1442 145
Totals 2458 608

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Professional/Administrative Services
CategoryCore-funded: full-timeCore-funded: part-timeExternal/split-funded: full-timeExternal/split-funded: part-time
Clinical Academic 2 9 2 9
Operational Services 344 414 345 418
Professional/Administrative Services 844 564 931 615
Research and Teaching 1 4 1 5
Technical Services 42 15 43 17
Totals 1233 1006 1322 1064
Grand total 4625      

Numbers are "appointments" rather than "people". All 100% core-funded staff are described as "core-funded", all other staff are described as "External/split-funded" (including where funding is "internal").

Figures supplied by Human Resources

Key financial figures 2012/13
ExpenditureAmount
Total income £459.2m
Capital investment £100.6m
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year £12.5m

For more details refer to the Financial Statements

Figures supplied by the Finance Services