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Student life

The University of Bristol attracts students from all over the UK and the world. It boasts excellent indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and benefits from being at the centre of life in the thriving cosmopolitan and historic City of Bristol.

View of the historic Royal Fort House, from the ornamental gardens next to the department.

Setting the scene

The School of Mathematics is one of the three largest departments of the Faculty of Science, with almost 60 full-time faculty members. We are currently located next to the ornamental gardens of the historic Royal Fort House, which was completed in 1756 for a wealthy merchant named Tyndall. The greenery and historic buildings frame the view, making a walk in the grounds a great way to clear the mind and prepare for discovery.


Student services

The following university services are of interest for both under- and post-graduate students:

For more services see Academic and personal support and university student services.


Undergraduate study

School-to-university transition

Our small-group teaching in the first year and close personal tutoring is designed to make the school-to-university transition as smooth as possible. Regular student and staff departmental meetings govern all aspects of our work and students run a mathematical society and a student union which organise many events.

Staff-student liaison

Each student has a tutor who keeps in touch with the student's general progress throughout your programme with weekly meetings in the first year. In later years meetings may not be so frequent, but your tutor will always be available to advise you and direct you to an appropriate support service if required.


Widening Participation

We are committed to widening participation of under-represented groups, including disabled people, and the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy highlights its commitment to enabling disabled students to participate and study successfully.

The University Access Unit for Deaf and Disabled Students will be ready to discuss with you your individual requirements

The page on Careers provides information about careers advice, writing job applications and CVs and part-time and temporary work placements.



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