Regional taster day

Our Regional Taster Days provide students with the opportunity to attend stimulating taster lectures, experiencing what it might be like to study at the University of Bristol.

Sessions are delivered by leading academics from various fields so that students can explore the range of subjects available at the University. The days also provide essential guidance on applying to university, information on what the University of Bristol looks for in an exceptional personal statement and an opportunity to talk to current students about their experiences.

Students select their area of academic interest and will attend lectures on either STEM courses or programmes within Social Sciences, Law and Arts and Humanities.

In 2018, three Taster Days were held in Newcastle, London and Manchester. Dates for 2019 will be advertised on this webpage once available.

If you are a teacher who would like to bring a group of students to a Regional Taster Day please contact us via 

In order to attend one of these dates you will need to meet the following essential criteria:

Essential criteria

• Attending a state school or college;
• In your first year of A-level or equivalent study.

These conferences will be very popular and due to this we may need to consider further criteria when selecting participants for the events:

Desirable criteria

• Have the academic ability to study at the University of Bristol (ie you can achieve the entry requirements for your degree as published in our online course finder);
• You live in a low participation area;
• You attend a contextual school or college.

Not in Year 12? If you are going to be a mature student (21 or over when you start your first undergraduate course) then you may like information on the support available to our mature student sessions. Find out more at


If you have any questions about the Regional Taster Days or would like further information about a particular event, please get in touch via:

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