Campus tours

All in person tours and visits are currently on hold. We will update this page once we are able to offer campus tours. In the meanwhile please check out our virtual campus tour and Visit Bristol's virtual tour of the city. 

Campus tours for prospective international postgraduate students are led by international student ambassadors and run throughout the year. Friends and relatives are very welcome to join in - just let us know how many your party will be when you book.

The tour will give you an idea of the layout and general facilities of the University, and you will be able to share experiences with the tour guide about what it's like to travel overseas for study. You will not be able to gain entry to labs or academic departments, but you should get a feel for the place and maybe meet others also thinking of studying here.

Tours last for one hour. Please note that this is a walking tour and as some areas of the University precinct are quite hilly, comfortable shoes are recommended. 

All tours start in the foyer area of the Richmond Building and finish at the Wills Memorial Building.

To book a campus tour, please contact us and we can arrange a visit for you.

Self-guided tours

If you are unable to attend one of our Monday tours, you are welcome to discover more about the University through a self-guided walking tour. There are a number of podcasts that you can download, printable maps and a link to our new Walking Tour iPhone app to help you plan your visit and learn more about the University.  You can visit us at any time with these tours; although access to University buildings is limited, you will be able to find out about the range of facilities here for prospective students.

The city of Bristol

If you are spending the day in Bristol, or have a couple of hours to spare before or after your tour, here are some suggestions of things to see and do:

  • The International Office is a ten minute walk away from Clifton Village, a good place to get a coffee or something to eat and take in the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • The City Museum and Art Gallery are located next door to the Wills Memorial Building and house outstanding exhibitions of art, archaeology, geology and natural history.
  • Park Street has a wide selection of shops, cafes and bars right on the University’s doorstep
  • The harbourside is a short walk from the University and a great place to enjoy lunch on the waterfront and a ferry boat tour.
  • Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill are a five minute walk from the Wills Memorial Building and offer fantastic views across the city.

For more ideas please see the Visit Bristol website.

Maps of the city and of the University campus can be found on our maps and travel information pages.

Disabled access

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

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