Parents, carers and supporters

Starting university is a huge move for anyone. It can also be a significant change for their families. We understand this and want to make the transition as smooth as possible for students and their loved ones.

The following information is for parents, carers and supporters to help guide you through the process of preparing your child/dependent for university. 

If you are a student who is a parent or carer, visit our dedicated webpage.

Student studying on laptop How to apply

Learn more about the application process for undergraduate students via UCAS, including timescales and advice.

Students sitting in the library Fees and funding

Understand the costs associated with university and find out more about fees, funding options such as bursaries and scholarships and financial support.

Students sat in accommodation Accommodation, safety and support

Find information about accommodation and how we support students during their time at Bristol.

Harbourside Why Bristol?

Learn more about why Bristol is a great place to live and study, from student life to the employability of our graduates.

students about to board a train Preparing for university

Understand how to prepare your student for university and find out what they need to do when they arrive.

students sat outside senate house Additional information for international students

Find guidance for students coming from overseas, including visas and country-specific application information.

Opportunities to visit

Want to explore the University further? Find out about our open days, virtual events and other visit opportunities.

Students who are parents and carers

Find information about the University nursery, wellbeing support, funding options and networks for students who are also parents or carers.

Stay in touch

Sign up to our parents and carers mailing list to receive useful information about our courses, funding, wellbeing and more.

If you have further questions, you can contact us.

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