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 using our online booking form. We are currently accepting bookings for our open day on Saturday 13 September.
All open days start at 9.30 am and run until 4 pm.
Before you book, please read through this section to plan your day and decide which talks you would like to book.
To get the most out of your day we advise you to plan your day in advance: our day planner (PDF, 64kB) will help you do that.
Throughout the day, the University's academic schools will host talks on the subjects you can study at Bristol. Some will include information on course content and entry requirements, others will be taster lectures.
You can book up to three subject talks to help you decide which course is right for you. Places are limited and you must book in advance.
In addition to the subject talks, you can visit displays where you can meet staff and pick up course leaflets. Access to all subject displays is included in your open day booking.
Our welcome talks give you the opportunity to find out about the non-academic aspects of university life. These talks must be booked in advance.
As part of the open day, you will have the chance to look around our exhibition. This is a one-stop-shop where you can pick up information about courses; find out about student support services; talk to staff about applying for a place at the University; and speak to funding advisers and accommodation staff.
You can find out what living in halls is like by visiting some of our residences at Stoke Bishop and in the city centre. Travel times and shuttle bus information is on our visits to accommodation page.
You can also speak to accommodation staff at our exhibition.
The study centre will be open all day (entry via the side entrance of Senate House). IT Services staff will be available to answer questions about IT facilities, services and support for students including:
The Student Laptop and Mobile Clinic will be open in the Study Centre to help you connect to our free Wi-Fi.
The Centre for Sport Exercise and Health on Tyndall Avenue will be open all day for visitors to look around. Staff will be available to talk to at the information desk between 9.30 am and 4 pm.
Follow our self-guided audio walking tour to find out about the University's history and get an idea of where our facilities are within the city.
Some of our academic schools/departments run tours of their facilities. These will be listed on our subject talks and displays page.
Please see our information for disabled visitors.
If you're thinking of bringing a school group, booking arrangements are slightly different. Please refer to our information for schools and colleges.
To get the most out of the day, download our open day factsheet (PDF, 104kB).
Please note that for security reasons, we are unable to store luggage at any of the University buildings during the day.
The best way to get a taste of Bristol is by open top bus. We’ve teamed up with City Sightseeing Bristol to offer a special deal to all visitors on the open day. Either show your open day booking letter to the driver or book online using promocode BRIUNI14. This will reduce the cost of an Adult Explorer ticket from £13 to £5. For more information visit: City Sightseeing Bristol.