Visits and open days

We will be attending a range of postgraduate fairs and roadshows over the coming academic year. You also have the opportunity to visit us on campus.

Open day

The 2017 postgraduate open day will be held on 22 November. Booking will open over the summer. To be notified when booking opens, please complete the expression of interest form.

If you have any questions about the open day in the meantime, please email us at

Postgraduate cafés

Held monthly, these small, informal events give prospective students the opportunity to chat to our current postgraduates about what life is like as a postgraduate at Bristol.

Browse our events and book a place through our Eventbrite page.

Postgraduate tours

Personal and group campus tours can be arranged Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, by emailing Some flexibility on dates and times may be required.

Special summer events

We're running a range of special events over the summer in the city centre. These will provide the opportunity for you to meet with members of the team, discuss your plans and find out more about the support available to our postgraduate students. 

Our postgraduate pop-up events will provide the opportunity for you to chat to our team in the city centre about your study options. We'll be located in the curve of Cabot Circus, so all you need to do is come along on your lunch break or take time out from your shopping trip to ask us any questions you may have.

Postgraduate Cafe and Talk events are more detailed opportunities for you to talk to staff and current students over free tea, coffee and cake, and attend a more formal presentation on our programmes, funding and application process. You need to book in advance for these events.

28 July - Postgraduate pop-up in Cabot Circus

1 August - Cafe and Talk in Watershed Bristol

3 August - Postgraduate pop-up in Cabot Circus

11 August - Postgraduate pop-up in Cabot Circus

24 August- Cafe and Talk at the SS Great Britain

30 August - Postgraduate pop-up in Cabot Circus

Undergraduate open days

The Postgraduate Recruitment team will be attending the undergraduate open days on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June, and Saturday 9 September. The team will be available to tell you more about postgraduate study at Bristol throughout the day at the open day exhibition. For further information, please visit the undergraduate open day web pages.

Postgraduate house search event

The Accommodation Office holds an annual house hunting event for new postgraduates, held in mid-August. You'll be able to stay in University accommodation, meet other new postgraduates to find housemates and search for rental properties together, supported by the University's Accommodation Office. For further information and to book a place, please visit the Accommodation Office website.

Let Bristol visit you

We attend a range of events in the UK each year. Check whether we will be visiting you soon.

Postgraduate study fair 24 October 2017 London
FindAPhD LIVE! 31 October 2017 Oxford
FindAPhD LIVE! 1 November 2017 Cambridge
FindAPhD LIVE! 2 November 2017 Sheffield
Russell Group Roadshow 6 November 2017 Belfast
Russell Group Roadshow 7 November 2017 Warwick
Russell Group Roadshow 8 November 2017 Nottingham
Russell Group Roadshow 9 November 2017 Leeds
Russell Group Roadshow 10 November 2017 Newcastle
Postgraduate study fair 15 November 2017 Manchester
PhD Funding fair 4 December 2017 London
Postgrad LIVE! 24 January 2018 Birmingham
Postgraduate study fair 25 January 2018 London
Postgrad LIVE! 31 January 2018 Bristol
Postgrad LIVE! 14 February 2018 Sheffield
Postgrad LIVE! 15 February 2018 Liverpool

Visits to schools and departments

Many of our departments and schools are happy to arrange visits for prospective applicants. Some hold subject-specific open days or events. These and other opportunities to visit will be listed below when confirmed.

Virtual tours

Want to see more of the University? Take a 360° virtual tour of some of our schools and facilities.

Walking tour

Explore the campus at your own pace with our self-guided audio walking tour.

Disabled access

The University has teamed up with DisabledGo to provide you with detailed information about the accessibility of our facilities.

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