University of Bristol

Ranked among the top 30 universities in the world, Bristol University is one of the UK's most prestigious unis. A redbrick university and a member of the Russell Group, Bristol has been a university for more than 100 years.
Based on a beautiful campus in the centre of Bristol, the University of Bristol is just a short walk from our lovely iQ Student Accommodation building overlooking the bus station. Most of Bristol University's buildings and facilities are concentrated together on the campus, including the famous Wills Memorial Building or Wills Tower.
Both Bristol University and iQ Bristol are situated a short walk from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of the city centre - making it easy to reach everything that makes Bristol such a fantastic student city. And with a walk of just 12 minutes between iQ Bristol and the university, it isn't hard to see why so many students at Bristol Uni choose to live with us at iQ. Plus, iQ Bristol is only a three minute walk from the University of Bristol dental school. Brilliant!
  Distance Car / taxi Walk Cycle
Bristol University Campus 0.5 miles 3 minutes 12 minutes 4 minutes
Bristol University Dental School 0.2 miles - 3 minutes 1 minute


How to find Bristol University from iQ Bristol

iQ Bristol is situated just half a mile away from the University of Bristol, giving our tenants an easy and speedy commute to and from campus. We're so close to campus, there's no need to use public transport, as you can walk in under quarter of an hour, or cycle in less than five minutes! Walking, simply follow Marlborough Street then Upper Maudlin Street down to the university campus. If you choose to cycle to and from campus, you can keep your bike safe and secure in our cycle storage at iQ Bristol. And if you've ever got lots to carry in to uni with you, a taxi from our student accommodation to campus will take just a few minutes and should cost between £4 and £5.

Dental students at the University of Bristol Dental School often choose to live with us at iQ Student Accommodation, as it is a walk of just three minutes from iQ Bristol to the Dental School. Simply follow Marlborough Street around the corner and turn on to Lower Maudlin Street - you'll get from bed to uni in minutes!


Bristol University contact details

General enquiries

  • 0117 928 9000

International students enquiries

  • 0117 331 8591
  • iro@bristol.ac.uk

University of Bristol Students' Union

  • 0117 331 8600
  • ubu-info@bristol.ac.uk


Did you know...

  • Famous alumni of Bristol University include Sir Winston Churchill, Angela Carter, Simon Pegg, Harold Pinter, Susanna Reid, David Walliams and Derren Brown!
  • Bristol University was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men.
  • The University of Bristol was ranked 29th in the QS World University Rankings in September 2014.
  • Bristol University has been recognised with two national Centres of Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
  • Approximately 21,000 undergraduate students attend the university.
  • The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol.