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Summer open days to ‘showcase University and city’

The sun shines on a previous University of Bristol open day

Press release issued: 10 June 2024

More than 40,000 prospective students and their loved ones will visit Bristol this week for the University of Bristol’s first open days of the year.

On Friday (June 14) and Saturday (June 15) from 9.30am to 4pm they will get a taste of the University’s undergraduate courses, pastoral support and student experience.  

They will also learn about its Careers Service, scholarships and the 350 clubs and societieson offer through Bristol Students’ Union. 

Attendees can meet current students and graduates, and there are special talks aimed at older (mature) prospective students and those local to Bristol. 

Eighteen pop-up food stalls will offer everything from delicious pizzas and mac & cheese to vegan tacos and Sri Lankan meals. 

Local businesses should expect more footfall, particularly around the heart of the Clifton Campus: Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road, Queens Road and the Triangle. 

Prof Tansy Jessop, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, said: “Open days are all about showcasing our brilliant University and city.  

“It’s always a calendar highlight, and we can’t wait to welcome students and their families to the campus later this week.” 

On Saturday, Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road and Priory Road will be closed to traffic to allow a shuttle bus services to operate. There will also be a one-way system from St Michael’s Hill, along Tyndall Avenue, turning right onto Woodland Road and exiting at Tyndall’s Park Road.  

The number 72 will divert via Queens Avenue, Elmdale Road and Tyndall’s Park Road in both directions. The U2 service will operate as usual. 

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