Plan your day

Our open days offer you the perfect opportunity to find out all you need to know about the University of Bristol.

To attend an open day, you will need to book a place online. Before you make a booking, please read the information below to decide which activities you would like to book. We recommend that you plan your day in advance; this will help you to make the most of your time here.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to transfer between activities on the main University campus. 

1. Subject activities

Throughout the day, the University's academic schools will host talks and activities about subjects you can study at Bristol. These events will help you find out more about the courses you're interested and decide whether they are right for you. 

Subject displays are open all day; here, you can learn more about courses, meet staff and students, and pick up course leaflets. You may also get the chance to take a tour of the department. In addition, there are talks about each subject - but places are limited so you must reserve your place in advance when you book on the open day. You can book up to three different subject talks. 

2. Welcome talks

Our welcome talks give you the opportunity to find out about a wide variety of aspects of university life. Places on these talks are limited and must be booked in advance.

3. Exhibition

The open day exhibition is a one-stop shop where you can pick up a prospectus, find out about student support, chat to staff about applying for a place at the University, speak to funding advisers and talk to staff from the Accommodation Office.

4. Visits to accommodation

Find out what living in halls is like by visiting some of our residences in Stoke Bishop, Clifton and the city centre. Information about travel times and shuttle buses is available on our visits to accommodation page. You can also meet staff from the Accommodation Office at the open day exhibition.

5. Other activities

City in our Garden

If you don’t have time to look around the city while you’re visiting us, we have just the thing for you; come along and experience the City in Our Garden event which will take place throughout the day. We’ll treat you to some of the culture that Bristol has to offer, including scrumptious street food. Our Students’ Union and Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health will give you a taste of the extra-curricular activities you could get involved in. Experience all of this in the picturesque surroundings of the historic Royal Fort Gardens, right at the heart of the campus.

Students' Union

The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union (Bristol SU), will be open all day for you to look around. Staff and students from Bristol SU will be on hand to answer questions here and at the open day exhibition.

Library and study spaces

Some libraries will be open during the open day, as indicated on the open day map. Library staff will be available at the open day exhibition to answer questions about study spaces, library services and support for students at these facilities.

Careers centre, Bristol SU lettings and sports centre

These three facilities on Tyndall Avenue will be open throughout the day for you to look around. Staff will be available to talk to at each facility and at the open day exhibition.

Campus tour

Student-led tours of the campus will give you an overview of the campus and University buildings. They will depart from the City in our Garden.

Walking tour

Our self-guided audio walking tour gives an overview of the history of the University and helps you discover where our facilities are in the city.

For security reasons, we are unable to store luggage at any University buildings during the day.

Bristol open top bus tours

The best way to get a taste of Bristol is by open top bus. We've teamed up with Bristol Insight to offer a special deal to all open day visitors. Show your open day booking letter to the driver to claim your 2-4-1 tickets. For more information visit Bristol Insight.

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