Widening Participation

Bristol is proud to be a university at the heart of the education community.

Our mission is to diversify the student body at the University of Bristol by empowering and supporting prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds to access university. We are working towards ambitious targets as set out in our Access and Participation plan.

We work in collaboration with Schools, Colleges, educational charities, community organisations and with colleagues across the University on a diverse range of programmes and events.

If you are a teacher and want to find out more about working with the University of Bristol, you can sign up to our schools and colleges newsletter.

In addition to outreach programmes we support prospective students from under represented backgrounds through the admissions system with our contextual offer scheme. Our contextual offer is a grade reduction of up to two grades below the standard entry requirements and is made to those from backgrounds who, generally, are less likely to come here. Once here, data shows that our contextual offer students achieve above average academically. If you complete one of our post 16 programmes you may be eligible for a guaranteed contextual offer. We work in collaboration with our colleagues in the Student Inclusion Team to ensure that students are supported to achieve their potential when they arrive at Bristol.

Schools and colleges newsletter

If you are a teacher and want to find out more about working with the University of Bristol, you can sign up to our schools and colleges newsletter. You can download the most recent newsletter here.

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