Bristol named the 9th most beautiful university in the UK

Unsurprisingly UWE did not feature

The Times Higher Education magazine has crowned Bristol the ninth most beautiful university in the UK in a list that also features the University of Cambridge, Oxford and Royal Holloway.

The university was commended for its unique contemporary and Gothic architecture, as well as the open spaces and parks which students can relax in. A shout out was also given to the Bristol Law Library, which is undeniably the most beautiful library in the university with its old fashioned wooden desks and patterned ceilings.

Goldney hall, one of the many buildings that make Bristol beautiful

The description of the university given by THE also focused on the city’s creative atmosphere, where they mentioned Bristol-born Banksy’s work which can be spotted all around the city. The stunning backdrop of the Clifton Suspension Bridge was also highly regarded; long may the tradition of students taking photos in front of it continue.

Bristol finished ninth, ahead of Cardiff in tenth whilst local West Country rivals UWE and Bath did not even feature in the list. Royal Holloway, Edinburgh and Oxford took gold, silver and bronze respectively whilst Cambridge and Keele rounded off the top five.

Bristol’s beauty is not only due to the city’s architecture, but because of its cultural, creative atmosphere. So, next time you wear your wavey garms to some of the most beautiful libraries in the UK, just remember that your edgy vibes also make our university a beautiful place to be.

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