Other outreach activities

Open days

The Mobile Teaching Unit will be open with a range of activities and the types of experiments that a prospective student might do in their first year as an undergraduate in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.

There will be an opportunity to speak to current students about studying at Bristol and to staff about what their research involves. For more information, please visit the University Open Day pages.

Biomedical sciences taster days

The faculty will be hosting taster days in June specifically for Year 12 pupils who are studying biology/chemistry at A-Level and are interested in applying for a biomedical sciences degree.

For more information please email outreach-biomedsci@bristol.ac.uk.

Bristol Neuroscience Festival

The Bristol Neuroscience Festival was held on 18 and 19 March 2016. Open to members of the public and anyone with an interest in neuroscience, it celebrated 'all things neuroscience' at the University of Bristol.

There was an opportunity to listen to neuroscience talks, take part in a range of activities and experiments, meet and question experts and see a Sci-Art exhibition. The plenary lecture was given by Professor Bruce Hood from the School of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol.

Undergraduate ambassador scheme

Since 2004, the Biomedical Sciences Faculty has participated in this national initiative in which final year medical science undergraduates undertake teaching projects within local schools as part of their degree programme.

This scheme has been extremely successful in building valuable links between the University and local schools, and it attracts excellent feedback from our students, the school children and teachers involved.

If you are interested in getting your school involved with this scheme please email outreach-biomedsci@bristol.ac.uk.

Widening Participation

Our faculty works closely with the University's Widening Participation (WP) Office with the aim of making higher education accessible by raising aspirations, and we are involved in a number of events.

Sutton Trust summer schools

These summer schools are an excellent opportunity for students who are studying at schools both locally and nationally to have the opportunity to experience life at the University of Bristol. Summer schools run each year for one week in July.

During the week students have a chance to take part in interactive academic sessions; work in our teaching labs; gain an insight into their chosen area of study; meet admissions tutors and receive advice about applying to University. The Summer Schools are run in association with the Sutton Trust.

Access to Bristol scheme

Access to Bristol provides local students with an unprecedented opportunity to experience life at the University of Bristol, gaining access to its academic expertise and facilities.

The scheme is designed as a curriculum enrichment opportunity for students taking A-levels or equivalents, and participation shows a commitment to study that will stand students in good stead when they apply to university through UCAS. 

There is a Biomedical Sciences stream that allows students to experience the facilities here in the faculty.

eBiolabs community outreach site

The eBiolabs community site is designed so that the public can experience the largest and most complete e-learning resource used by biomedical science students. It is also a resource that can be used before and after some of our lab sessions here in the faculty. You can access the eBiolabs site and find out more.

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