Parents and carers
Starting university is an exciting time for any new student. At Bristol we value the vital role parents, carers and supporters play at all stages in this process.
Your child/dependant’s safety is our priority. For information on our approach to blended (digital and on-campus) learning and teaching for the next academic year, see our plans for teaching in 2021/22.
Sign up for email updates
If you’ve recently attended a University of Bristol event with your child/dependant or you know that they’re already receiving further information from us via email, you can also sign up to our mailing list to receive useful information about our courses, funding, wellbeing and more. Register your interest online.
Higher Education decisions
While ultimately the decisions made must be your child/dependant's, as a parent or carer, you can offer invaluable support and make the journey to higher education much easier.
Accommodation, safety and support
Further information is available on a range of concerns that you may have – from accommodation, safety and sources of support at the University.
Preparing to leave home
There can be a lot for your child/dependant to remember to do between receiving exam results and arriving at university.
During the first few weeks of term, a range of events are held to help your child/dependant settle into university life quickly.
Students who are parents and carers
We also provide information for students who are themselves parents or carers. Further information is also available for mature students.
Applications to courses at the University of Bristol must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
Our undergraduate admissions statements provide details of the selection procedures and criteria used in individual courses. You can also read our admissions policies.
Coronavirus: advice we are giving our students
We take the health and safety of our students seriously and are continuing to monitor the situation carefully.