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Campaign captures the many faces of Bristol

12 January 2015

From students to staff, academics to alumni, many people from many walks of life play a vital role in making the University of Bristol such a vibrant community. A unique, year-long campaign called 52 Faces of Bristol has been capturing this diversity.

Inspired by the multi award-winning Humans of New York photoblog, which features over 6,000 street portraits and interviews, 52 Faces of Bristol interviews a different person linked to the University each week on its Facebook page.

With over 20,000 students and 4,500 staff, the University is a major part of the city. Here they share their experiences, favourite places and memories.

We’ve met Gary Nott, a familiar face in the Wills Memorial Building where he works as a porter and runs the Tower Tours to raise money for charity.

Alumnus Rob Hall shared his experiences of setting up the Wriggle app, which alerts customers to last-minute offers at local bars and restaurants in the city.

Great George, the 9.5 tonne bell in the tower of the Wills Memorial Building, rang in Christmas with his whimsical take on the world.

And the latest face of the campaign is 2nd year Law student Jazmin Sawyers, who won a silver medal in the long jump at the Commonwealth Games.

Check out 52 Faces of Bristol on Facebook or follow it using the #bristol52faces hashtag on Twitter.

Further information

If you’d like to nominate anyone linked to the University for 52 Faces of Bristol then please email 

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