Facts and figures

Senior Officers of the University
PositionName
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Hugh Brady
Deputy Vice-Chancellors Professor Judith Squires
Professor Guy Orpen
Pro Vice-Chancellors Professor John Iredale
Professor Paddy Ireland and Professor Tim Peters (interim)
Professor Erik Lithander
Professor Sarah Purdy
Professor Tansy Jessop 
Registrar and University Secretary Ms Lucinda Parr
Chief Operating Officer Mr Robert Kerse
Ratio of applications to places 2019/20
FacultyNumber of applicants
Arts 6.8
Life Sciences 8.7
Engineering 8.8
Health Sciences 12.4
Science 6.2
Social Sciences and Law 8.2
Average UCAS tariff points for 2019/20 entry
FacultyUCAS score
Arts 343
Life Sciences 346
Engineering 375
Health Sciences 357
Science 351
Social Sciences and Law 354
Undergraduate students 2019/20
FacultyNumber
Arts 4,352
Engineering 2,984
Health Sciences 2,798
Life Sciences 2,503
Science 2,969
Social Sciences and Law 4,705
Total 20,311

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: Students with an enrolled registration status including successful, temporarily suspended studies, registered, withdrawn, repeating a year or pending board. 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); students on non standard programmes including visiting students, incoming study abroad, non degree, occasional students, students studying at Theological college, pre-sessional, or life long learning. 

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Known destinations of graduates 2016/17
DestinationPercentage
Full-time paid work 56.2%
Full-time further study 21.4%
Working part-time 7.6%
Travelling 6.4%
Unemployed 5.6%
Due to start a job in next month  1.6%
Part-time further study 0.7%
Doing something else 0.6%
Total 100%

The information above was collected as part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. All UK first degree graduates were surveyed approximately six months after they completed their course.

Figures supplied by the Careers Service

Postgraduate students 2019/20
FacultyTaughtResearch
Arts 404 219
Engineering 442 483
Health Sciences 607 271
Life Sciences 248 358
Science 169 619
Social Sciences and Law 3069 313
Totals 4939 2263

Notes: The following students are included in the above figures: Students with an enrolled registration status including successful, temporarily suspended studies, registered, withdrawn, repeating a year or pending board. 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); students on non standard programmes including visiting students, incoming study abroad, non degree, occasional students, students studying at Theological college, pre-sessional, or life long learning. 

Figures supplied by Student Systems and Information

Staff statistics
CategoryCore-funded: full-timeCore-funded: part-timeExternal/split-funded: full-timeExternal/split-funded: part-time
Professional/Administrative Services 1,958 693 336 192
Clinical Academic 28 64 68 74
Operational Services 335 402 1 0
Research and Teaching 1,524 308 1,210 204
Technical Services 294 77 101 43
Totals 4,139 1,544 1,716 513
Grand total 7,912      

Figures as at April 2020. Numbers are "positions" rather than "individuals". 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 2018/19
 Amount
Total income (consolidated) £707m
Capital investment £111m
Surplus £36.6m

For more details refer to the Financial Statements

Figures supplied by the Finance Services

History

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

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.

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