We're passionate about giving school students of all ages opportunities to explore, learn and get enthused about studying the Arts at Bristol. Find out more about the activities we offer below:

Current events

Virtual Platform of Outreach resources

We have created an online platform of resources for students in Year 11 and 12. Register your interest here to gain access to taster sessions on subjects in the Arts and our student support sessions on finance, student experiences, study skills, and live engagement opportunities with current undergraduate students.

If you are a teacher and would like to keep updated with all our current outreach activities, please sign up to our Sign up for our Schools Outreach newsletter here.

Online A-Level Platform

We are creating an online platform of resources for A-Level students over the summer term. Register your interest here to gain access to our student support sessions, including student Q&A sessions and talks on finance, the student experience, study skills, course-specific taster sessions across all Faculties and live engagement opportunities. This will be regularly updated with new sessions so keep an eye out for new content.

Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

Are you in Year 12 and thinking of applying to Bristol? Visit us at our Virtual Open Day on September 17 to find out more about the University. Register your interest for this event here.

Visiting your school

We offer taster workshops on Anthropology and Archaeology, Film, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre for students attending state schools within an hour’s drive of the University.

Visit the University

Visits are free to state schools and can be arranged as a single workshop or as a combination of Arts taster lectures alongside a tour of the campus and department facilities.

Local outreach projects

Insights into Philosophy

Insights into Philosophy is an eight week after-school course for KS3 pupils running in term 3 and 4. Participants are introduced to broad philosophical topics such as: identity over time, what makes us human, happiness, freedom and responsibility, and fairness and society. The programme is delivered by members of the Department of Philosophy in-school and culminates in our annual Philosophy taster afternoon at the University.

Theatre Collection workshops

We offer a range of activities including bespoke curriculum-led workshops designed to enrich GCSE and A level pupils’ understanding of their set texts. A visit to the Theatre Collection can also be combined with an Arts taster lecture and campus tour.

Music composition support

After-school composition mentoring is available for pupils undertaking GCSE or A level music in local state schools. Our enthusiastic Student Ambassadors from the Department of Music are on hand to offer guidance and share their experience of studying Music at undergraduate level.

GCSE Music Set Works Concert at the Victoria Rooms

In partnership with Bristol Plays Music and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Department of Music hosts an annual GCSE set works concert for local pupils. Music analysis is supplied alongside live performances of pieces that feature in the GCSE set works curriculum, providing students with a superb opportunity to enrich their understanding of pieces that feature on the exam syllabus.

Outreach contact

For information on how to to take part please contact us by email: arts-outreach@bristol.ac.uk

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