University Of Bristol Widening Participation

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University Of Bristol Widening Participation

The Widening Participation Student Support team works to ensure that students from a diverse range of backgrounds are well supported in their preparation for and transition to university.

Peer Student Support

The team run the University’s central peer support programmes for first year students to help with their transition to the University. Every new first year undergraduate is offered the opportunity to meet a peer mentor who can answer their questions and help them settle in when they first arrive in Bristol. Peer Assisted Study Sessions are also available in many subjects. These study groups are facilitated by trained students from later years of the course and help first-years gain greater understanding of the material taught on their course. To contact the Student Navigation Network please email

Mature and Part-Time Students

The Mature and Part-Time Students Adviser is a key contact for people considering returning to study as a mature or part-time student; tutors on Access courses; and for current mature or part-time students at the University. For more information please visit the Mature Students pages. To contact the Mature and Part-Time Students Adviser please email