Events and activities for secondary schools and sixth formers

Visit the University

Groups of students can visit us at the University for one of our practical workshop sessions, attending interactive talks and using specialist equipment usually reserved for undergraduate students - hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists!

Visits are free to state schools and can be planned for a single workshop or several workshops to make up a half or whole day. Visits can also be combined with other activities such as campus tours or admissions talks.

The Faculty of Life Sciences also hosts Taster Days designed to give sixth-form students a taste of undergraduate teaching as well as some laboratory practical experience.

You can also apply to bring your students to KS3 Options Conference or KS5 Conference or WP programmes that are run by the Central WP Team. 

Example activities

Visiting your school

KS4 Inspire roadshows

Our Inspire Roadshows are exciting, interactive, subject specific sessions that take place in the school classroom and last 45-60 minutes.  They are free to local BS and BA postcode state schools, but priority will be given to schools with high numbers of BAME,  Pupil Premium students or groups currently under represented within Higher Education

They are tailored towards year 10 & 11 students to help them with their A Level choices and ensure they understand the options available to them afterwards.  They are curriculum led and bring together a small amount of theory with a large amount of hands on activities.  They cover the wide range of subjects available at the University of Bristol from Sciences and Arts to Languages and Humanities.

Please use this Year 10/11 Roadshow booking form to see available sessions and request a visit.

Science speaker talks

We also offer expert researchers who can give science talks in your school. Talks aimed at Year 11, 12 and 13 students give an insight into some of the exciting research at the University. The talks help students understand different topics in health, biological and biomedical sciences.

Science Speaker Request Form

Example activities

Contact us

Interested in organising a visit, or need more information? Get in touch

Secondary School outreach

Work experience

We offer a week of work experience for Year 10 and 11 pupils who want to find out more about what it's like to work in the university technical teams.

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