Parents and carers

At Bristol we value the vital role parents, relatives and carers play

Our frequently asked questions should answer most of your queries.

Starting university is an exciting time for any new student but settling into a new way of life can also be daunting. At Bristol we value the vital role parents, relatives and carers play at all stages in this process, from supporting applicants when choosing a course and institution right through to leaving home and settling into university.

The information contained on these pages outlines the UCAS application procedure and provides information about how you can assist your son/daughter in making key decisions. Whilst ultimately any decision must be theirs, you can help by ensuring they are staying ahead of any application deadlines and by assisting them evaluate their options.

Further information is also available on a range of concerns that you may have – from accommodation, safety and sources of support at the University.

We have also put together a list of frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions which are not answered on these pages please contact us. Information for students who are parents themselves is available from the mature students pages. We also have information available about part-time study and short courses.

Admissions procedures

Our undergraduate admissions statements provide details of the selection procedures and criteria used in individual courses. You can also read our Admissions policies.