Diversity at Bristol

We are working hard to ensure that our community reflects the diversity found in society, and we can offer tailored support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students who choose to study with us.

Diversity at the university

Of Bristol’s 2022 intake, 20.8% of Home undergraduate students were from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, up from 14.5% in 2016. This does not include our international students. 9.1% of students were Asian, 2.8% of students were Black, and 7.5% of students were from mixed ethnic backgrounds.

In the past 5 years, the University has seen a significant increase in applications, offers and enrolments from BAME students. We are committed to continuing this trend and have made explicit commitments in our Access and Participation Plan to increase the proportion of students from ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented at the University.

The city of Bristol

The city of Bristol is the largest in South West England, and our students come to us from all over the UK, and the world. Home to people from more than 180 countries, 45 religions and 91 languages, Bristol’s distinct neighbourhoods reflect the city’s diverse character. This includes the street art and music venues of Stokes Croft, the famous carnival of St Paul’s, and the multicultural eats of Easton.

Support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students 

Watch the video, then click through to find out more about the opportunities and support we can offer, from our Insight into Bristol Year 12 summer school and our Next Step Bristol programme for Year 13s, to our inclusive mental health support and Be More Empowered Success Programme for current students.  Our Students' Union has nearly 400 societies, 55 of which represent, discuss and celebrate different cultures.

Ask us anything

There's truly no such thing as a stupid question. If it's on your mind, it matters.

You may want to know more about the diversity of a particular course or faculty, for example, or perhaps you have questions about our 55 student societies dedicated to representing, discussing and celebrating different cultures.

Email us: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Undergraduate courses

Find out more about what you can study and our entry requirements here

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