About Bristol University

Bristol University was founded in 1876 and has since become one of the UK’s top universities. It is currently ranked 8th in the world for its QS World Ranking. Innovative thinking and academic excellence go hand-in-hand at BU. Our law office is close to the Uni, in fact just 8 minutes away by car if you require a Bristol solicitor for employment law advice and representation.

Bristol University has become the first UK university to declare a climate emergency. They are committed to sustainability; it is vital for their vision of the future.

Bristol is an internationally renowned city for education, with researchers pioneering the latest innovations in their respective areas.

The students at BU are encouraged to be independent thinkers to do many projects, and collaborations, and to give their own feedback.

Bristol’s approach is to build its curriculum around the principles of research-led teaching. The approach also gives course content and delivery a world-leading, research-informed feel.


All Bristol students have the opportunity to work with experts from their field. And whilst they study, they can publish papers and share their ideas in a variety of ways.

BU has a world-class environment – with students coming from a wide range of places which provides a high level of added cultural diversity. Around 1/4 of them are from outside the UK and our numbers have been steadily growing year after year.

Excellence in Research

The University has been doing cutting-edge research for years. They make a huge impact on the local, national and international levels, with important work in areas like engineering, medicine and computer science.

Bristol University is a prestigious, red-brick university in southwest England. Sir Winston Churchill was there from 1929 to 1965.

This university’s motto comes from the Roman lyric poet, Horace. There is no official written translation of the Latin motto meaning ‘learning promotes one’s innate power’.

In 1876, the university was founded as University College and had only two professors and five lecturers offering courses in 15 subjects. King’s College was the first English university to offer male and female students equal access. Out of the 30 male students, 69 of them are women – demonstrating that they were quite progressive in their thinking.

University College became the University of Bristol in 1909 after over thirty years of being established.

In Modern Times

Today, Bristol University offers over 200 degree courses that cover a wide range of subject areas. It is home to 23 academic schools – six of which are found in the Faculty of Arts, six in Biomedical Sciences, six in Science, Engineering and Social Sciences and Law respectively, and three within the Health Sciences faculty.

The university has connections with hundreds of organisations globally. Both small and large companies, including worldwide ones.

As an accredited Fairtrade university, caring for the environment is one of its main priorities. BU has been awarded prizes for its sustainability work, including being the first university to participate in the Green Impact Awards and being recognised for energy efficiency, transport planning and more.

Bristol has produced famous alumni including actor Simon Pegg, journalists Alistair Stewart & Sue Lawley, and children’s author Julia Donaldson MBE.

The University of Bristol is the only university in the world with over 100 Nobel Prize winners, including Professor Dorothy Hodgkin who won the 1964 Noble Prize in Chemistry. Harold Pinter, another winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature and Angus Deaton, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.

University students have plenty of attractions in the City to keep them occupied. In between lectures, there are plenty of quaint coffee shops to relax in as well as walks around the harbour and local parks to help blow out the cobwebs!

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Our Head Office address is:

Davidson House
Forbury Square,
Reading, Berkshire,
0118 914 5622

Bristol Tel: 0117 321 7700
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    We can be contacted 24 hours a day.
    Our Reading Head Office address is:

    Davidson House
    Forbury Square
    RG1 3EU
    0118 914 5622
    07850 952245