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Since our foundation in 1876, the University of Bristol has long been one of the UK’s foremost seats of higher education and a respected institution on the world academic stage. Today, we are widely considered to be among the best universities in the world. We produce internationally distinguished research and highly employable students. Indeed, students and staff from around the globe are attracted by our superb facilities and prestigious history – plus, of course, one of the widest ranges of academic subjects available in the UK.

Naturally, our people are at the heart of all our successes. From acclaimed academics and industry experts, to dedicated business support professionals, our staff share the very highest of standards. In particular, ambitious academics benefit from our distinguished track record as a centre for innovative and groundbreaking research of global significance. We attract all manner of grants and awards, and have achieved a range of Nobel Prizes and Fellowships.

Working at the University of Bristol, you will benefit from outstanding professional support and potential for career development. We have pioneered a positive working environment – an award winning approach to making working life productive, rewarding, enjoyable and healthy.

What is more, you will enjoy all the advantages of living and working in Bristol – the European Green Capital for 2015 and one of the UK’s greenest, most historic and inspiring cities. From cutting edge theatre, music and festivals, through to world class shopping, sporting opportunities and heritage attractions, there is something here for everyone to love. The University is located in the heart of this lively, creative and beautiful city.

To discover what your future at the University of Bristol could look like, explore our current vacancies.


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Key facts

  • 22,000 students
  • 6,199 employees
  • 25 academic schools
  • 6 faculties
  • Ranked in the top 30 universities globally