September 2013
Access to Bristol
Ben Leventhall
Access to Bristol
September 2013
The Access to Bristol scheme is an initiative that
provides local students with an unprecedented
opportunity to experience life at the University of
Bristol, gaining access to its academic expertise and
facilities.
The scheme is designed as a curriculum
enrichment opportunity for students studying Alevels or equivalents and is open to all students
in the first or second year of A-level study
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How does it work?
The Access to Bristol programme runs twice throughout the year. There are eight sessions on
Wednesday afternoons – an introductory session, six subject taster sessions and a concluding
session about applying for university. Some subject streams run across different terms; some run
twice.
Dates before Christmas
Dates after Christmas
Wednesday 16 October 2012
Wednesday 29 January 2013
Wednesday 23 October 2012
Wednesday 5 February 2013
Wednesday 6 November 2012
Wednesday 12 February 2013
Wednesday 13 November 2012
Wednesday 26 February 2013
Wednesday 20 November 2012
Wednesday 5 March 2013
Wednesday 27 November 2012
Wednesday 12 March 2013
Wednesday 4 December 2012
Wednesday 19 March 2013
Wednesday 11 December 2012
Wednesday 2 April 2013
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Subjects streams:
Animal Sciences
Geography
Archaeology and Anthropology
Historical Studies
Arts and Humanities
Law (Pathways to Law; two years – Year 12s only)
Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics
Chemistry
Modern Languages
Earth Sciences
Natural Sciences
Economics, Finance and
Politics
Management
Psychology
Engineering
Social Policy
English Literature
Sociology
Film and Theatre
Sociology, Social Policy and Politics
Theology and Religious Studies
Pathways to Law (Two-Year Programme, year 12 only)
Academic sessions at the University
Work placement at a law firm
National Conference at the University of
Warwick
Year 13 sessions - Trip to Bristol Crown
Courts, Bail Thrashing session with the
College of Law, Trip to the Inner Temple,
Graduation Ceremony in London
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Additional activities
For 2013/14 the scheme will also include:
Societies Taster session (one evening per programme):
This will take place at the Students’ Union and allow participants to
sample a range of the university clubs and societies on offer.
Graduation ceremony:
Successful participants from both terms and their families will be
invited to a celebration evening on 23 April where we will present you
with your certificate
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Benefits of the scheme
There are a range of general benefits of the scheme:
It will look great on the UCAS form – attending schemes like this
shows that pupils have a real motivation and commitment to their
studies.
A great opportunity to meet a wide variety of people from the local
area.
A chance to get an insight into what it is like to study their particular
subject.
The chance to ask questions to our current staff and students and get
tips and advice for the future.
Plus for Access to Bristol graduates who apply to the University of
Bristol there are two further benefits in place
For Access to Bristol graduates who
apply to the University of Bristol
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A Guaranteed Offer for the University of Bristol
Access to Bristol graduates who apply to the University
of Bristol and meet the entry requirements for their
chosen course will be guaranteed an offer. This shows
how highly we regard students who take part in the
scheme.
If a course interviews, students will be guaranteed an
interview (rather than offer).
Must apply within three years of Access to Bristol and
must do any additional admissions tests.
Students from low performing schools will be eligible for a
contextual offer.
For Access to Bristol graduates who
apply to the University of Bristol
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The Access to Bristol Bursary
We are delighted to offer a linked bursary scheme for
Access to Bristol participants. If you complete the
Access to Bristol programme and firmly accept an offer
to study at the University of Bristol, you will be
considered for our enhanced financial support package
if you have a residual household income of £25,000 or
below. This consists of:
A full tuition fee waiver, plus;
An annual maintenance grant valued at
£3,750
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Who can apply?
The Access to Bristol scheme is very popular and as
such we are looking for particular students to apply for
the available places. Priority is given to students in the
following categories:
Local students (resident in BS, BA or other local postcodes);
Those with the academic ability to study at the University of
Bristol;
Those who are part of the first generation in their family to go to
university;
Those living in a Low Participation Area (LPA).
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How to apply
Application for Access to Bristol is open now. This is
via an online application form at
www.bristol.ac.uk/access-to-bristol
The deadline for applications is 28th September 2013.
Applications received after this date may not be considered.
Twitter: @UoBAccesstoBristol
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