Plan your day

Our open days offer you the perfect opportunity to find out all you need to know about the University of Bristol.

To attend an open day, you will need to book a place online. Before you make a booking, please read the information below to decide which activities you would like to book.

To make the most of your visit, we recommend that you plan your day in advance.  

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 activities about the subjects you can study at Bristol. These activities can help you to decide which course is right for you. 

Each academic school will host a subject display where you can learn more about its courses, meet staff and students, and pick up course leaflets.

Subject displays are open all day. You may also get the chance to explore the school/department. 

Each subject will additionally host a talk. Places on these talks are limited and you must book them in advance. You can book up to three different subject talks. 

2. Welcome talks

Our welcome talks give you the opportunity to find out about the non-academic aspects of university life. Places on these talks are limited and must be booked in advance.

3. Exhibition

The open day exhibition is a one-stop shop where you can pick up information about courses; find out about student support; chat to staff about applying for a place at the University; and speak to funding advisers and 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.

5. Other facilities and tours

Students' Union, Richmond building

The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union (SU), will be open all day for you to look around.  Staff and students from the SU will be on hand to answer questions here and at the open day exhibition.

Library and study spaces

Some libraries will be open during the open day. These are indicated on the campus map. Senate House Study Centre will also be open all day for you to look around (access via the side entrance of Senate House).

Library Services staff will be available at the open day exhibition to answer questions about study spaces, library services and support for students at these facilities. Find out more in the open day programme.

Careers centre, UBU lettings and sports centre

These three facilities on Tyndall Avenue will be open throughout the day for you to look around. Staff will be available to talk to at each facility and at open day exhibition. Find out more in the open day programme.

Walking tour

Follow our self-guided audio walking tour to learn about the University's history and get an idea of where our facilities are within the city.

Academic school/department tours

Some academic schools/departments run tours of their facilities. These are listed on our subject activities page.

For security reasons, we are unable to store luggage at any of the University buildings during the day.

City Sightseeing Bristol

The best way to get a taste of Bristol is by open top bus. We’ve teamed up with City Sightseeing Bristol to offer a special deal to all visitors on the open day. Either show your open day booking letter to the driver or book online using promocode BRIUNI15. This will reduce the cost of an Adult Explorer ticket from £14 to £7. For more information visit City Sightseeing Bristol.

Bristol Doors Open Day

On 12 September, many of the city's significant contemporary and historic buildings will open their doors to the general public for free. For more information, visit the Bristol Doors Open Day website.  

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