The University continually invests in new and existing buildings, facilities and technology to make sure you receive the highest quality education experience.

Supporting your studies

We have spent around £150 million since 2011 on construction and refurbishment of new and existing buildings to enhance the student experience. You will have access to facilities that will support the independent learning required as part of your programme, whether for research, background reading, a quiet space for essay writing or group projects.

University libraries

Our nine University libraries house over 1.4 million volumes of printed books and journals - the largest academic collection in the south west of England.

Archives and collections

The Brunel Collection and the Penguin Archive are just some of the archives and special collections held at the University. Theatre Collection is an accredited museum and research centre dedicated to the study of British theatre history.

The plant collections at the University's Botanic Garden are used extensively for teaching, while the Geology museum houses over 100,000 specimens, some of international importance. Many other departments hold their own archives and special collections.

Study spaces

You’ll find study spaces across the University, for quiet study, group-working or in a more social setting. Over 2,000 PCs are available for you to use, including those in our study spaces with 24-hour access.

IT support

Our IT Service Desk will provide you with advice and support. They offer dedicated laptop and mobile clinics. On-campus IT teams support teaching and research activity. Find out more about our IT services for students.

The world-class facilities contribute to the University of Bristol being ranked among the best in the UK. The University is a leader in research and development, and makes an important contribution to the world's technology.

Eduardo (MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering)
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