The University of Bristol

Zaynab Hamdi / Maria Tottle

Widening Particiation Officer / Mature Students' and Peer Support Adviser
07795308088 / 0117 3310631
care-leavers@bristol.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 17 August 2021.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Welcome to the University of Bristol. We are pleased you are thinking of studying with us. We have a team of people who are here to help you find the information you need, and to help you feel supported and make the most of your time at university.
Zaynab Hamdi works in our Widening Participation team and can help you with pre-entry support, including applying to UoB, outreach activities, and information about the support available to you once you start your studies with us.
Maria Tottle will be your personal adviser whilst you studying with us. Maria offers email and telephone support once you have been offered a place, and the opportunity for one-to-one and group meetings when you are here. She can help with general settling in, or any worries you might have, coordinates peer mentoring, and can also help by signposting you to a range of other services and people available to help you.
The university makes contextual offers to Care Leavers (usually a 2-grade reduction). Find out more here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/
The University of Bristol is committed to supporting Care Leavers to access Open Days/Visit Days; we provide reimbursement for Care Leavers’ travel costs when attending either event. See our Care Leavers page for more info. Please get in touch if you have questions.

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

The University of Bristol is delighted to be working with Unite to provide Unite Foundation scholarships. As a care leaver who is 25 or under, you can apply for one of these scholarships that provide free en-suite accommodation for three years of undergraduate study. The deadline for applications is 1 June each year. For further information and eligibility criteria please see the university's Unite Foundation scholarship webpage: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/unite/
If you are 25 or under, you may also be eligible for the Bristol Standalone Bursary. This bursary is currently an award of £1,500, which is made in each year of study to eligible students: www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/standalone-bursary/.
Other bursaries  you may eligible for are the UoB bursary and an accommodation bursary for those living in university halls of accommodation. Use our fees and funding search tool for a full list of potential financial support. If you experience financial difficulty after starting your studies with us, you may be able to get some extra help through our financial assistance fund.

294 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Ancient History Foundation
BA
Anthropology Foundation
BA
MSci
BSc
Chemistry Foundation
MSci
Chemistry Foundation
BSc
Childhood Studies Foundation
BSc
Classical Studies Foundation
BA
Classics Foundation
BA
Criminology Foundation
BSc
Czech and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Czech and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Czech and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Czech and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Czech and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Czech and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Dentistry Foundation
BDS
BSc
Education Studies Foundation
BSc
English Foundation
BA
English and Czech Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and History Foundation
BA
English and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
English and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and English Foundation
BA
Film and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film and Television Foundation
BA
BSc
French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
French and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
French and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
French and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
French and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
French and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BSc
BSc
MSci
MSci
German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
German and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
German and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
German and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
German and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Hispanic Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History Foundation
BA
History and Czech Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art Foundation
BA
History of Art and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History of Art and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Italian and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Italian and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Italian and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Law
LLB
Liberal Arts Foundation
BA
BSc
BSc
BSc
Medicine Foundation
MBChB
Modern Languages Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music Foundation
BA
Music and Czech Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Philosophy Foundation
BA
Philosophy and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Philosophy and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Philosophy and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BSc
Philosophy and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Philosophy and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Philosophy and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
Physics Foundation
MSci
Physics Foundation
BSc
Politics and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BSc
Politics and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Portuguese and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
MSci
BSc
BA
Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Social Policy Foundation
BSc
Sociology Foundation
BSc
BSc
Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Spanish and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Spanish and Russian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Theatre and English Foundation
BA
Theatre and Film Foundation
BA
Theatre and French Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Theatre and German Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Theatre and Italian Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Theatre and Portuguese Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Theatre and Spanish Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
Veterinary Science Foundation
BVSc
BSc
MSci