The University of Bristol is a global civic institution at the heart of the vibrant city of Bristol. Gaining its Charter in 1909, it comprises 5000 staff and over 23,000 students from over 100 countries across the globe. The University offers high quality research-rich, innovative and inclusive education across Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Law. A Russell Group university, ranked in the top 40 in the world and in the UK’s top five for research, it is a major contributor culturally, environmentally and economically to the region.
Bristol’s education is research-rich, innovative and inclusive. Research and education are synergistic activities at Bristol, each nourishing and informing the other. They support educational innovation and scholarship by ensuring that Bristol’s education is shaped by current research and evidence. Students are taught by researchers, the curriculum is infused with the latest research, scholarship and technological developments and their students learn by participating in research activities throughout their course.
The Bristol Institute for Leaning and Teaching (BILT) supports a culture of educational innovation, agility and transformation to position Bristol as a leader in education across all disciplines with a specific focus on developing learning that is flexible, open and inclusive and which is developed in partnership with students.
They attract the very brightest and most able students from all backgrounds who, in turn, stretch and challenge each other. They celebrate diversity and foster an inclusive learning community, offering a range of initiatives to support diverse learning needs, including a comprehensive system of peer-to-peer mentoring.
"Here at the University of Bristol we take great pride in our teaching and offer a research-rich, innovative and inclusive education…. We are delighted to be among the finalists for this Award which recognises and celebrates excellence and innovation in teaching.”
Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students)