Activities and events

The University of Bristol is committed to the principles of widening participation and community engagement. We work in partnership with a variety of organisations and institutions, such as the Sutton Trust and IntoUniversity, with the aim to inspire young people to raise their aspirations and increase their awareness of higher education.

The Widening Participation team work with departments across the University to deliver a variety of centralised outreach activities for schools and colleges, such as our subject-specific taster days, while individual students may like to apply for one of our summer residentials programmes: The Sutton Trust Summer School or Insight into Bristol

Many departments also offer comprehensive schools and colleges liaison activity programmes. The departments listed to the right have a dedicated website for schools and colleges.

Upcoming Events 

School talks

The University of Bristol is very happy to provide talks to students, staff and parents in sixth forms and colleges in our local area. 

Talks can cover a wide range of topics, from ‘The UCAS Process’ and ‘How to Write a Personal Statement’ through to ‘Student Life’ and ‘Student Finance’. 

We are always happy to tailor our talks to your needs where possible.  If you would like further information or to book a talk, please contact

COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are unable to host this event on campus in the Summer term of 2020. 

Please visit our virtual resoruces page to gain free access to specially recorded academic taster lectures and other resources. 

You can also fill in this form to register your interest in attending similar events later in the year.

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