Welcome to our new undergraduate students

Congratulations on achieving your place to study at the University of Bristol. This is an exciting time and we are looking forward to meeting you and working together. 
 
There is a lot to do to get ready for your first term of study and the University has created a dedicated website to support you on this journey. 
 
Please read the relevant pages for your course (below) and contact us as soon as you can if anything is not clear. We understand that everything is new and that you will inevitably have lots of questions, so do not hesitate to ask if you are unsure. In particular, you should pay attention to the sections on registration, accommodation, health and wellbeing.
 
Once you start at the University, you can also speak to our administrative team in person (Chloe, Harriet, Joe, Lucy and Lisa) during office hours. They work in the undergraduate office located at 6 Priory Road, on the ground floor (use the rear entrance from the garden). 
 
Welcome Week
 
As a new first year student, you will be asked to arrive a week earlier than other students. Use the Welcome Week Timetable to guide you through the week, which starts on Monday 23 September
 
A member of your teaching team – known as your personal tutor – will provide dedicated support to you throughout the time that you are a student with us. You can ask your personal tutor any questions about your work or university life and discuss any concerns or support needs that you may have with them. We will tell you who your personal tutor is and the details of your first appointment at your registration and welcome meeting on Tuesday 24 September.
 
IT bursary
 
We have an IT bursary scheme worth up to (£275) to help you with purchasing a new computer, IT equipment or software. To apply, complete the ‌School for Policy Studies application form (Office document, 45kB) by 12:00 noon on Wednesday 11th September. You will be informed in Welcome Week of the outcome of your application.
 
Timetables
 
Before teaching begins on Monday 30 September, you will need a timetable for lectures and seminars. For students taking single subject degrees (e.g. BSc Childhood Studies, BSc Criminology or BSc Social Policy) and for certain joint honours degrees (e.g. BSc Social Policy and Politics or BSc Social Policy Sociology) you must tell us which optional units you want to take before we can give you your timetable.
 
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OPTION CHOICES BY WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER.
 
Follow the link below for more information about your subject and option choices.
Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns about your course before you get here, don’t hesitate to contact us. 
Dr Mike McBeth, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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