Plan your day

Explore our university and city and find out what it’s like to be a student here at an open day.

Our open days offer talks and tours, with many opportunities to meet academics, current students and our student services teams. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your day: 

Before you get here

Book your place

Make sure you have booked your place beforehand. On the booking form, you will be able to book subject talks and student life sessionsand some subjects allow you to book subject-specific activities before you get here.

Sign in to your portal account

Information on how to access your portal account is available in your confirmation email. When you sign in, you can view or edit your booking, and download your QR code for the event. Log in and manage your booking.

Plan how to get here

Find out about travelling to Bristol and details of our park and ride and shuttle bus services on our Getting Here page.

Let us know if you have access requirements

If you or any of your guests have access requirements, please let us know before you arrive by emailing visit-us@bristol.ac.uk. Find out more about how we can support visitors with disabilities.

On the day

We encourage visitors to wear face coverings when visiting the University campus.

Pick up a miniguide

Make sure to pick up a miniguide, which includes key information and a map to help you navigate your way around the campus. Our stewards will be handing these out, so look for the people in red T-shirts.

Check in

When you arrive, please show us the QR code for your booking to register your attendanceYou can do this either at our welcome point in Royal Fort Gardens, or at any talk that you have booked a place for. You can find your QR code, talk times and locations by accessing your booking in your confirmation email.

Talk to current students

Say ‘Hi’ to our stewards, who are all current students at the University. They’re here to help direct you and answer any questions you may have about the day. 

Take a look around

Explore our campuses

Our beautiful campuses in Clifton and Langford are open for you to explore. Use the map in your miniguide or speak to our stewards to help get around. You can also take in our campus highlights at your own pace using the campus tour appOur campus is large, and it may take 30 minutes or longer to walk between activities, so allow plenty of time to explore. You can view our campus map online ahead of time. 

For those interested in the Veterinary School, we run free buses to the Langford campus throughout the day. Find out more information on our Getting Here page.

Explore our accommodation

At the open day there are multiple ways you can find out more about student accommodation: attend an accommodation talk on the main campus (which you can register for when you book your open day), speak with staff from our Accommodation Office at the open day exhibition, and visit some of the residences.

A variety of residences in our North Village (Stoke Bishop) and West Village (Clifton based) are open to view: 

Accommodation tours do not require booking; just turn up to any of the open residences at any time throughout the day for a viewing. East Village residences will not be available to view, however you can speak to the Accommodation Office at the exhibition if you have specific questions. 

You can find out more about accommodation, including the accommodation guarantee, prior to the open day, and view the locations of the residences on our campus map. 

 

Attend talks and activities

Find out more about your chosen subject, get involved in subject-specific activities, and learn more about what student life at Bristol is like.

Get some food and refreshments

There are cafes, pop-up stalls and vending machines across the University where you will be able to buy food and drink. Grab a hot drink and a bite to eat at one of our campus cafes, or enjoy a slice of Bristol life over lunch in Royal Fort Gardens. Water refill points across campus are marked on the open day campus map in the miniguide that you will receive on the day.

We have a whole host of local street food stalls offering a wide variety of cuisines, from classic juicy burgers to flavoursome middle eastern influenced vegan dishes. All our outlets offer food suitable for a range of dietary requirements.

Use our facilities

Our facilities will be marked on the map in the miniguide you will receive on the day.

Your safety

We want you to have a great day when you come and visit us. Open days are busy and you may need to walk between activities using public roads that will be open to traffic as usual. Large numbers of visitors mean that pavements in certain areas can become very crowded, so please take care when crossing roads. 

We encourage visitors to wear face coverings when visiting the University campus.

First-aid trained members of staff will be available in all buildings that are open on the day and our stewards will be able to help you. In an emergency, contact the University's Security Services on 0117 331 1223. 

June open days

Book your place at an open day on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June.

Book your place

Already booked?

View or edit your booking, and download your QR code for the event. 

Log in

Contacts

If you have any questions about our open days, please contact the Enquiries Team:

Allowing time

We recommend you give yourself at least 30 minutes to properly explore subject information points and ask your questions.

For booked talks, please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the published start time in order to guarantee entry. After this, all remaining seats will be offered to non-booked guests. 

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