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30,000 people to visit Bristol for University open days

Press release issued: 13 June 2019

Over 30,000 visitors will be attending the University of Bristol’s latest undergraduate open days on Friday and Saturday [14 and 15 June].

Around 12,000 visitors have booked to attend the Friday event and 18,000 on the Saturday, with both prospective students and their guests seeking a taste of university life and the chance to learn about the wide range of degree courses on offer as well as scholarship and funding opportunities.

A selection of street food pop ups showcasing some of the city’s culinary offerings will be situated in the scenic Royal Fort Garden.

This year will see even more of Bristol’s restaurants and eateries represented and the University’s student groups will take centre stage among the food stalls.

All undergraduate schools and departments are taking part and will be hosting interactive demonstrations, tours, talks and displays offering future students a real insight into the University experience at Bristol.

General information sessions relating to aspects of university life, such as accommodation, student finance and study and work abroad opportunities complete the picture, along with tailored sessions for parents and carers, teachers, careers advisers and mature students.

Beacon House, the University’s flagship student study centre on Queen’s Road, will house displays from the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Staff from Library Services will be at Beacon House to provide information about the study skills support available to all students.

Visitors will be able to view a selection of student residences in the city centre, Clifton and Stoke Bishop, with a free shuttle bus service running between the main University campus and Stoke Bishop throughout the day

The Bristol Veterinary School, based on the Langford Campus, will be open to visitors interested in veterinary nursing and veterinary science courses.

Roads into the city and around Clifton and the main campus will be much busier than usual on both days. Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road and Priory Road will be closed to general traffic to allow the shuttle bus services to operate.

Alicia O’Grady, Director of External Relations at the University of Bristol, said: "We’re looking forward to welcoming open day visitors, both local and those from further afield, and hope they will enjoy their time exploring our fantastic city and campus.

"Open days are an ideal opportunity for prospective students and their guests to gain a real flavour of University life and city culture as well as seeing what the University can offer in terms of accommodation, prospects and pastoral support.” 

To keep up to date with what’s happening on the day follow #BristolOpenDay.

There will be a further opportunity to visit the University on Saturday 7 September 2019. Booking for this event opens at 10am on 24th July.

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