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City Focus: Bristol

Find out everything you need to know about studying in the city of Bristol.


Bristol is famous for its ‘Green Capital’ status in the United Kingdom. The city has focused on promoting the green movement extensively, which is why it was the first cycling city of the UK after the National Cycle Network was formed.


If you are a person who is keen about maintaining fitness, eating healthy, breathing in a clean and green environment, you will find Bristol to be a very welcoming place. The lifestyle will allow you to get lots of exercise by walking and cycling your way around the city, which will help you save on your travel expenses as well.



It is interesting to know that Charles Dickens performed in Bristol in 1800s and J. K. Rowling was born and brought up in the suburbs of Bristol. Facts like these, along with many others, make Bristol a city with rich heritage and history. So being in Bristol you will not only be able to learn at world class institutions, but you will also be able to walk through milestones of the past and learn about them.


Bristol has a large network of production and retail industry. For example, it is the home of manufacturing for many products such as Ribena, and Schweppes soft drinks. Being surrounded by these companies means there may be opportunities for work experience, giving you the upper hand in the job market once you finish your degree, particularly in comparison to a lot of other graduates.


Bristol is home to thousands of local and international students from all over the world, that study at world class universities. University of Bristol, being one of the most popular ones, has been ranked among the top universities in the UK for the past few years. The university is known for its student experience due to the welcoming environment, campus location, excellent academic and research facilities and diversity at university.



Thanks to the location of Bristol, you will have countless opportunities to travel to different places in the UK when studying in Bristol. The travelling between cities is reasonably priced with National Express Coaches and National Rail Trains. Some of the destinations not to be missed include Bath, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Swindon, London, Blackpool and Scotland, each of which is located near Bristol.


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