Plan your day
Find out more about the activities taking place and start to plan your open day
The information below will give you an idea of the activities on offer. We recommend that you plan your day in advance; this will help you to make the most of your time with us.
Please allow at least 15 minutes to transfer between activities on the main University campus.
1. Subject activities
Throughout the day, the University's academic schools will host talks and activities about subjects you can study at Bristol. These events will help you find out more about the courses you're interested and decide whether they are right for you. Places for our talks are limited, so you must reserve your place in advance when you book for the open day. You can book up to three subject talks.
Subject displays are open all day; here, you can learn more about courses, meet staff and students, and pick up course leaflets. You may also get the chance to take a tour of the department.
2. Welcome talks
Our welcome talks give you the opportunity to find out about a wide variety of aspects of university life. Places on these talks are limited and must be booked in advance.
The open day exhibition is a one-stop shop where you can pick up a prospectus, find out about student support, chat to staff about applying for a place at the University, speak to funding advisers and talk to staff from the Accommodation Office.
4. Visits to accommodation
Find out what living in halls is like by visiting some of our residences in Stoke Bishop, Clifton and the city centre. Information about travel times and shuttle buses is available on our visits to accommodation page. You can also meet staff from the Accommodation Office at the open day exhibition.
In case you don’t have time to look around the city while you’re visiting us, we'll bring Bristol to you, through the City in our Garden event. We’ll treat you to some of the culture that Bristol has to offer, including scrumptious street food. Our Students’ Union and Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health will give you a taste of the extra-curricular activities you could get involved in. The event takes place in the picturesque surroundings of Royal Fort Gardens, right at the heart of the campus.
Four facilities on Tyndall Avenue - the Careers centre, Bristol SU lettings, the sports centre and the Arts and Social Sciences library - will be open throughout the day for you to look around. Staff will be available to talk to at each facility and at the open day exhibition.
6. Students' Union
The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union (Bristol SU), will be open all day for you to look around. Staff and students will be on hand to answer questions here and at the open day exhibition.
7. Library and study spaces
Some libraries will be open during the open day, as indicated on the open day map. Library staff will also be available at the open day exhibition and in the ground floor study space of Beacon House to answer questions about study spaces, library services and support for students at these facilities.
8. Campus tour
Student-led tours of the campus will give you an overview of the campus and University buildings. They will depart from the City in our Garden.
For security reasons, we are unable to store luggage at any University buildings during the day.
Booking for 2017 open days
Book now for our open day on Saturday 9 September 2017.
Copies of the undergraduate prospectus will be available at the open day exhibition in the Wills Memorial Building.