Study Expert Terms and Conditions

Study Expert agreement

I understand that as a Study Expert participating in the Bristol Connects Study Expert module, any advice I provide in the course of contact with a beneficiary is solely for the purpose of guiding the beneficiary in their decision process about the university they attend and their academic path. I understand this relationship is an educational resource to discuss experiences related to the beneficiary’s academic interests and my role is to provide relevant advice and suggestions. I understand that the beneficiary will not rely upon my advice and/or statements as legal advice, nor as a substitute for his/her own independent judgment or professional opinions.

I acknowledge that as a Study Expert, I can share my experience of Bristol and my work since leaving, but that any detailed questions regarding course specifics, entry requirements, accommodation, visas, fees and finance should be directed to relevant University professionals.

I understand that the sole involvement of the University of Bristol and its Development and Alumni Relations Office will be to verify that the beneficiaries have applied and received an offer to attend the University of Bristol. The University of Bristol has no further role in the Study Expert and beneficiary relationship.

I understand that I will no longer be able to access the Study Expert module once more than five years has passed since graduating from Bristol.

Beneficiary agreement

I understand that as a beneficiary participating in the Bristol Connects Study Expert module, any advice I receive in the course of contact with a Study Expert is solely for the purpose of guiding me in my decisions about my next academic steps. I understand this relationship is an educational resource to discuss questions that I may have on choosing a university to further my studies and to receive relevant advice and suggestions from my Study Expert. I agree that I will not rely upon the Study Expert's advice and/or statements as legal advice nor as a substitute for my own independent judgment or professional opinions.

I understand that my involvement in this module and any interactions with alumni have no bearing on my future study and qualification at the University of Bristol.

I understand that the sole involvement of the University of Bristol and its Development and Alumni Relations Office will be to verify that the Study Experts are University of Bristol alumni and that the University of Bristol has no further role in the Study Expert and beneficiary relationship. I understand that it is my sole responsibility to assess the professionalism, credentials and references of the Study Expert. I understand that the Study Expert can share their experience of study at Bristol and that professional advice on aspects of the application process, entry requirements, fees, finance, funding and visas for example can be found at the University of Bristol’s study site.

I understand that I will be able to access the Study Expert module only whilst I hold an offer to study at Bristol.

General agreement and waiver

I understand and agree that this module is not intended for solicitation purposes, ie Study Experts should not request payment for any advice rendered.

I hereby agree that in no event will I file suit or otherwise attempt to hold liable for damages, the University of Bristol, any Study Expert, beneficiary, alumnus or member of staff of the University of Bristol as a result of my participation in this module. As a participant in the Bristol Connects Study Expert module, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Bristol and its members and staff from any and all claims, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind arising out of, or in connection with my participation in the Bristol Connects Study Expert module.

I understand that either party may terminate their involvement in the Bristol Connects Study Expert module at any time without notice or liability.

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