Mature and part-time students

Starting at University is an exciting time with lots of changes to get used to. As a mature or part-time student studying at foundation or Undergraduate level there is some additional information you may find helpful.
Make sure you read the rest of our information for new students too.

You can get support from the Mature Students' and Peer Support Adviser and the Mature Student Advocates. We are here to help you settle in and make the best possible start in your studies.

You will have support throughout your course from someone in your department, such as a personal tutor who is there to help you.

You can also request a current mature student as your peer mentor.

Mature student mingles

Mingles are an opportunity to meet with other mature students, Mature Student Advocates and the Mature Student Adviser.  These are currently taking place on line due to the current situation. It's still a great opportunity to meet other students, across all years, and to take a breather. Ask questions, chat and share experiences in an informal setting. Open to all students in all years.

Mature Student Blackboard Group

The newly set up Mature Students at University of Bristol blackboard group includes useful information on starting at University which included the Return to Learning online Resources. As a new 1st year Undergraduate you should now have access to this via Blackboard. For returning UG students you'll be added to this shortly.

Individual appointments for current students

The Mature Students’ Adviser offers one to one support appointments throughout the year. These are currently happening either via telephone or online video conferencing (Skype for Buisness, Microsoft Teams etc). Please contact Maria directly, email to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

Prospective Students

If you are not currently a student here and would like to find out about routes into University read our information for prospective students or contact Georgia Price, our Mature Student Recruitment Officer, on

Mature Student Advocates

Mature Student Advocates are current students who are available to act as peer mentors to first-year students. They can help to improve the mature and part-time student experience at University.

SU Mature Students, Parents and Carers Network

The Mature Students, Parents and Carers Network is affiliated with the Students' Union (SU). They run a range of events and activities as well as opportunities to meet other mature students in term time.

To stay up to date with what's going on in the Network:

We recommend you join both as information on upcoming events and activities is sent out via email and on Facebook.

Mature Students' and Peer Support Adviser

Maria Tottle works with new and current foundation and undergraduate mature students who are studying full or part-time.

Tel: +44 (0)117 33 10631

If you are a postgraduate student please contact your deparment directly.

Self-guided tour

Get to know the campus by taking a self-guided walk, narrated by current students.

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