Virtual resources for students
The University of Bristol is pleased to be able to offer its prospective students a selection of virtual resources to support home-learning and super-curricular development.
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What is the University doing to help applicants whose schooling has been disrupted by Covid-19?
We recognise that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on schools and colleges across the country and many applicants for 2021 entry will have missed up to six months of A level (or equivalent) teaching.
To make sure that we continue to attract the brightest and best students and do not disadvantage those whose grades may be impacted as a result of the pandemic, we encourage students whose predicted grades may not meet our standard/contextual offer level to apply. We cannot guarantee that these students will be made an offer, but we have employed an aspirational offer system for a number of years and will continue to do so for 2021.
We do not require applicants to tell us about their individual circumstances as we expect this to be considered in schools/colleges and through exam boards. However, if applicants feel that their exam performance is likely to have been significantly affected, they are welcome to tell us this in a mitigating circumstances form.
At confirmation 2021, when we receive students results, we will use the information which we have about Covid-19 disadvantaged students in our process to allocate places to students who have achieved their offer terms, or narrowly missed these terms. We cannot guarantee that any student who misses the term of their offer will be accepted but we will prioritise them where possible.
By signing up to access our virtual resources, you are signing up to a fantastic opportunity to enrich and broaden your knowledge in a particular subject, as well as to gain more information about the university application process and student life at the University of Bristol.
Our resources have been specifically designed to support students in Year 12, Year 13, and those who are undertaking an Access to HE qualification. The presentations, videos, and recommended resources for faculties should give you an insight into what it could be like to study your subject of interest at the University of Bristol, whilst at the same time extending your super-curricular knowledge, and enhancing your UCAS application.
Our virtual content
The below options should give you an idea of the types of content that you will be able to access once you sign up with us.
Interactive live sessions
We ran several live sessions in the Autumn term which have now ended. Sign up to access our Virtual Resources to be informed of any future events.
We will be uploading faculty-specific (e.g. Science, Arts & Humanities, Health Sciences, Engineering, etc.) every week. This content will include academic lectures delivered by academic staff and PhD researchers, questions and activities that you can complete alongside set videos, a selection of recommended resources for each faculty (e.g. reading list, podcasts, etc.).
You can read the summaries of the content being offered by each faculty here.
HE information and guidance
We will be uploading talks from our widening participation team and our student ambassadors on a range of topics, such as: student finance, factors to consider when choosing your university, personal statements, student life at the University of Bristol, and more.
You can access the non-academic information and guidance created by our team here.
COVID-19: Advice for our prospective students
We appreciate that this is a worrying and difficult time and recognise many of you are understandably anxious, given the unprecedented circumstances the world faces with the current coronavirus pandemic.
You can find our latest info and advice for prospective students here.
Teachers & Educators
If you're a teacher/educator looking to find out how the University can support your students, you can sign up to our virtual schools & colleges newsletter here.