Subject activities

Learn about studying your course at Bristol with our subject talks and activities.

Subject talks 

Subject talks offer a thorough introduction to the courses we offer at Bristol, including information about our facilities, teaching, course details and assessment methods.  

Subject talks are booked in advance when you register for the open day. 

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Subject activities 

Subject activities will vary, from tours and hands-on experiences, to question and answer sessions with current students. Some subject activities are bookable in advance, and some are only available to sign up for on the day.

Subject information points 

Each subject will have an information point: a place to talk to academic staff and current students to learn more about your subject of interest.

Programme of events

A timetable of all talks and activities is available to view below. All talks, and some activities, are available to book onto now via the booking form. 

*Asterisks mark which talks and activities must be booked in advance via the booking form. All other activities are available to sign up for on the day at the locations listed.

SubjectTimes and locations (map ref)
Accounting and Finance

Talk*: Priory Road Lecture Theatre (68) - 10:15am, 2pm
Tour of the Bloomberg Financial Trading Room: Beacon House, first floor (54)
Info point: Beacon House, first floor (54)

Aerospace Engineering

Talk*: Queens' Building, Pugsley Lecture Theatre (20) - 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 2:45pm
Lab tour and demonstrationQueens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)

Anthropology and Archaeology Talk*43 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 1 (23) - 11:30am, 1pm
Info pointArts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
Applied Anatomy Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 4 (12) - 10:20am, 2:30pm
Student question and answer session*School of Chemistry, Room W415 (12) -11:15am, 3:15pm
Tour*Centre for Applied Anatomy, Entrance Foyer (39)** - 12:30pm
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Level 3 (13)
Biochemistry Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 1 (12) - 9:30am, 12pm, 1:40pm
Info point: Biomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Level 5 (13)
Biology, Zoology and Plant Sciences Talk*Life Sciences Building, Seminar Room (110) - 10am, 10:45am, 11:40am, 12:25pm, 1:20pm, 2:05pm, 2.55pm
Tour: Life Sciences Building, Atrium (110)
Info point: Life Sciences Building, Atrium (110)
Biomedical Sciences Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 1 (12) - 10:20am, 12:50pm, 3:20pm
Info point
: Biomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Lab 5.1, Level 5 (13)
Cancer Biology and Immunology Talk*: School of Chemistry, Room C42 (16) - 12:30pm
Info point: Biomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories - Lab 5.2, Level 5 (13)
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Talk*: School of Chemistry Lecture Theatre 3 (12) - 11:45am, 2pm
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories - Lab 5.2, Level 5 (13)
Chemical Physics Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 3 (12) - 11am
Info point: School of Chemistry, Chemistry Library (12)
Chemistry

Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 1 (12) - 11:10am, 2:30pm
Student-led tourSchool of Chemistry, Chemistry Library (12)
Lab experiments activitySchool of Chemistry, Chemistry Library (12)
Info point: School of Chemistry, Chemistry Library (12)

Chemistry with Computing Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 4 (12)
Info point: School of Chemistry, Chemistry Library (12)
Childhood Studies Talk*: 7 Priory Road, Room 7G1 (47)
Info point: Beacon House, First floor (54)
Civil Engineering Talk*Queens' Building, Room 1.15 (20) - 10am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm
Lab tour and demonstrationQueens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
ClassicsClassical Studies and Ancient History Talk*Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 3 (58) - 10:15am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm
Info point: Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
Computer Science

Talk*: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11/1.11A (25) - 9:30am, 11am (Friday and Saturday), 3:30pm (Saturday)
DemonstrationMerchant Venturers Building, Atrium (25)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)

Criminology Talk*Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theatre 2D1 (68) - 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm
Info point: Beacon House, First floor (54)
Dentistry Talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 3 (12) - 10:15am, 1pm, 2:45pm
Info point: School of Chemistry, Chemistry Lounge (12)
Dental Hygiene and Therapy Talk*Biomedical Sciences Building, Room C42 (16) - 11:30am, 2:30pm
Info pointSchool of Chemistry, Chemistry Lounge (12)
Earth Sciences: Envrinomental Geoscience, Geology, Geophysics, Palaeontology and Evolution Talk*Wills Memorial Building, Room G25 (26) - 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm
Student-led tour*: Wills Memorial Building, Room G27 (26)
Info pointWills Memorial Building, Room G27 (26)
Economics Talk*Priory Road Complex, Priory Road Lecture Theatre (68) 
Tour of the Bloomberg Financial Trading Room: Beacon House, first floor (54)
Info point: Beacon House, first floor (54)
Education

Talk*: 35 Berkeley Square, Room 4.10 (1) - 10:45am, 12:45pm
Info point: First floor, Beacon House, Queen's Avenue (54)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Talk*: Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11/1.11A (25) - 10:15am, 1:15pm 
Demonstration: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Choosing an engineering course at Bristol Talk*School of Physics (Entrance via Royal Fort Gardens), Tyndall Lecture Theatre (33b) - 11am, 12:50pm
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite
Engineering Design Talk*Queens' Building, Room 1.18 (20) - 11:15am, 12pm, 1:30pm
DemonstrationQueens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Engineering Mathematics Talk*Merchant Venturers Building, Room 1.11/1.11A (25) - 11:45am, 2pm
TourMerchant Venturers Building, Room 1.15 (25)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
English TalkArts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre B.H05 (65) - 9:45am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm
Info point: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
Film and Television

Talk*The Richmond Building, Winston Theatre (80) - 11:25am, 1:20pm
Student-led tour*: The Richmond Building, Winston Theatre (80)
Departmental tour: The Richmond Building, Winston Theatre (80)
Info pointArts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, 1.H020 (65)

Gateway programmes: dentistry, medicine and veterinary science
(See also Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry Programme, below)
Medicine and Dentistry Gateway talk*School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 4 (12) - 11:05am, 1:30pm
Veterinary Gateway talk*: Pearson Building, Seminar Room 2 (Langford campus) (91) - 11am, 1:30pm
Gateway to Dentistry info pointSchool of Chemistry, Chemistry Lounge (12)
Gateway to Medicine info pointBiomedical Sciences Building, Medical Library (54)
Gateway to Veterinary info pointChurchill Building, Seminar room 105 A/B (Langford campus) (91)
Geography Talk*School of Geographical Sciences, Peel Lecture Theatre (27) - 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Student-led tourSchool of Geographical Sciences, Hepple Lecture Theatre (27) - 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Info point: School of Geographical Sciences, Hepple Lecture Theatre (27)
History Talk*Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre B.H05 (65) - 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm
Info point: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
History of Art Talk*Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Room 1.H030 (65) - 9:45am, 11:05am, 1:45pm
Question and answer session*: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Room 1.H030 (65)
Info pointArts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
Innovation Talk*The Richmond Building, Undergraduate Studio, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3rd Floor, North Wing (80) - 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Tour*: The Richmond Building, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3rd Floor, North Wing (80) - 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm
Workshop*: The Richmond Building, Undergraduate Studio, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3rd Floor, North Wing (80) - 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
Info point: The Richmond Building, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3rd Floor, North Wing (80)
Law Talk*: Wills Memorial Building, Reception Room (26)
Student-led toursWills Memorial Building, Student Common Room (26)
Info point: Wills Memorial Building, Old Council Chamber (26)
Liberal Arts Talk*Arts Complex, 11 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 2 (65) - 10:45am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm
Info pointArts Complex, 11 Woodland Road (65)
Business and Management, including Marketing Talk*: School of Physics (Entrance via Royal Fort Gardens), Tyndall Lecture Theatre (33b) - 10:15am, 1:40pm, 2:30pm 
Info pointBeacon House, First floor (54)
Mathematics Talk*: School of Mathematics, Lecture Theatre G.10 (29) - 9:30am, 10:20pm, 11:10am, 12:50pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm
Taster talk*: School of Mathematics, Room LG.02 (29) - 9:30am, 11:10am, 1:40pm
Demonstration: School of Mathematics, Room G.12 (29)
Info point: School of Mathematics, Atrium (29)
Mechanical Engineering Talk*Queens' Building, Pugsley Lecture Theatre (20) - 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm
TourQueens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Info point: Queens' Building, Bill Brown Design Suite (20)
Medical Microbiology Talk*Biomedical Sciences Building, Room C42 (16) - 1:30pm
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Lab 5.2, Level 5 (13)
Medicine Talk*Biomedical Sciences Building, Room E29 (16) - 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
Info point: Biomedical Sciences Building, Medical Library (16)
Modern Languages Talk*Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 3 (58) - 9:30am, 11am, 2pm, 2:45pm
Year abroad talk*: Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 3 (58) - 11:45am, 1:15pm
Student question and answer*Arts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Room LR8 (58) - 10:15am, 11:45pm, 12:30pm, 2pm
Multimedia centre tourArts Complex, 17 Woodland Road (58)
Info pointArts Complex, 17 Woodland Road, Room G88 (58)
Music

Talk*Victoria Rooms, Recital Room (81) - 11:45am, 2:15pm
Taster session*: Victoria Rooms, Room G.16 (81) - 12:15pm, 2:45pm
Student-led tour*Victoria Rooms, Recital Room (81) - 11:15am, 12:45pm
Multimedia centre tour: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, 1.H020 (65)

Philosophy Talk*Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Lecture Theatre 2 (65) - 10am, 12:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm
Info point: Arts Complex, 11 Woodland Road (65)
Physics Talk*: School of Physics (Entrance on Tyndall Avenue), Powell Lecture Theatre (33a) - 9:30am, 11:10am, 12:50pm, 2:30pm
Student-led tour: School of Physics (Entrance on Tyndall Avenue), Level 2 (33a)
Info point: School of Physics (Entrance on Tyndall Avenue), Level 2 (33a)
Physics with Computing Talk*School of Physics (Entrance via Royal Fort Gardens), Mott Lecture Theatre (33b) - 11:50am
Info point: 
School of Physics (Entrance on Tyndall Avenue), Level 2 (33a)
Physiological Science, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Physiological Science talk*School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 2 (12) - 11:30am
Neuroscience talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 2 (12) - 10:45pm, 2:15pm
Pharmacology talk*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 2 (12) - 10am, 12:30pm
What to expect when studying Physiological Science, Pharmacology or Neuroscience at Bristol*: School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 2 (12) - 1:20pm, 3:00pm
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Level 3 (13)
Politics and International Relations Talk*Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theatre 2D3 (68) - 9:30am, 11:40am, 1:35pm, 2:30pm, 3:25pm
Taster lecture*: Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theatre 2D2 (68) - 10:20am, 12:25pm, 2:20pm, 3:15pm
Info point: Beacon House, First floor (54)
Psychological Science Talk*Priory Road Complex, Priory Road Lecture Theatre (68) - 9:30am, 11:45am, 2:45pm
Info pointPriory Road Complex, Room 2E2 (68)
Psychology and Neuroscience Talk*School of Chemistry, Lecture Theatre 4 (12) - 11:50am, 3:15pm
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Level 3 (13)
Religion and Theology Talk*Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Room 1.H021 (65) - 10:25am, 11:45am, 1:05pm, 2:25pm
Info pointArts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, Exhibition space (65)
Social Policy Talk*Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theatre 2D1 (68) - 10:45am, 12:45pm 
Info point: Beacon House, First floor (54)
Sociology Talk*: Priory Road Complex, Lecture Theatre 2D3 (68) - 10:25, 12:35pm 
Info point: Beacon House, First floor, (54)
Theatre

Talk*: Department of Theatre, Wickham Theatre (7) - 11:15am, 12:45pm, 2pm
Info point: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, 1.H020 (65)

Veterinary Nursing

Talk*: Pearson Building, Seminar Room 1/2 (Langford campus) (91) - 10:30am, 2:30pm
Tour of School of Anatomy*Biomedical Sciences Building, Entrance Foyer (Bristol campus) (39)** 
Veterinary Nursing tour: Churchill Building, Seminar room 103 (Langford campus) (91)
Info pointChurchill Building, Seminar room 105 A/B (Langford campus) (91)

Veterinary Science Five year programme talk*: Two locations: 11am, 1pm - Pearson Building, Teaching Lab, 10am, 12pm, 2pm - Hodgkin Lecture Theatre (Langford Campus) (91)
Accelerated graduate entry programme talk*Pearson Building, Seminar Room 4 (Langford campus) (91) - 10:30am, 2:30pm
Tour of School of Anatomy*Biomedical Sciences Building, Entrance Foyer (Bristol campus) (39)**
Veterinary Nursing tour: Churchill Building, Seminar room 103 (Langford campus) (91)
Info point: Churchill Building, Seminar room 105 A/B (Langford campus) (91)
Virology and Immunology Talk*Biomedical Sciences Building, Room C42 (16) - 10:30am
Info pointBiomedical Sciences Teaching Laboratories, Lab 5.2, Level 5 (13)

**The Centre for Applied Anatomy (CAA) is subject to the Human Tissue Act regulations and only visitors who have booked onto the Applied Anatomy, Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Science and Gateway to Veterinary Science open days are allowed access. Strictly no photography on the premises. No under 14s allowed.

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