The School welcomes students from all backgrounds. This is one of our strengths and our diverse student population at the School has a positive impact on everyone as they share differing viewpoints and life experiences throughout their studies.
The following table gives more details
|Indicator||School intake 2009|
|Socio-economic class 4-6||17%|
|Minority ethnic students||15%*|
|Low Higher Education participation area||20%|
|Mature students (21+)||20%|
|* figures for non-white students|
We have a long established commitment to widening participation and community engagement. Working closely with the Widening Participation and Undergraduate Admissions Office, we participate in a wide range of outreach activities such as:
I am not usually a person who goes on these sorts of things as I am nervous about meeting people but I really enjoyed it
It has cemented my desire to study Social Policy at University (Bristol) before I came along I thought I knew what it was all about, now I am really excited about my future studies.
The School was one of six departments that participated in the inaugural year of the scheme.
The Access to Bristol scheme is brilliant. It has given me a great insight into what it is like to study at university.
At first I was very nervous about joining the course because I was the only one from my college, but I enjoyed it and made lots of new friends. It has also given me confidence to travel and experience places I have never been before. It has been a great experience.
A separate open day offers advice on finance, student services, child care and ‘sample’ academic sessions.
Very impressed – as a department it really did shatter any myths about the University of Bristol.