If you receive an offer from us, you will be invited to one of our School of Physics visit days which take place between December and March. You will have the opportunity to delve into student life here at the School of Physics, and learn more about what makes Bristol a great place to study.
Our School of Physics visit days take place between December and March. During your afternoon session with us, you will have the opportunity to meet with Physics lecturers who can discuss their research with you and explain your course in detail so you can build a clear picture of how we teach and what you will study. You will also have an opportunity to talk with members of our admissions team who can answer your questions on studying a specific subject area.
The tour with a current student will show you the facilities you will use, including our undergraduate laboratories and teaching spaces. A laboratory experiment will give you a chance to see Physics in action. Later, the student-led talk will give you the chance to chat to current students and ask any questions you may have about student life in Bristol. We hope that your visit day will help you confirm that Bristol is the right university for you.
Frequently asked questions
We've put together a list of FAQs below to help answer some of the questions you might have about attending a visit day at the School. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch with our undergraduate administration team.
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Where is the School of Physics?
The School of Physics is on Tyndall Avenue, building number 33 on the campus map.
Where can I park?
On-street parking around the local area is extremely limited; if you are travelling by car we recommend that you use the NCP car park on Trenchard Street, postcode BS1 5AN. It is five minutes walk from the precinct, and can be found near the bottom of the campus map. Please note we are not able to offer visitor parking facilities in the University Precinct. Exceptions can be made for bona fide holders of a Blue Badge but these parking spaces must be booked in advance – please contact us for further details.
What should I do if I'm running late?
Contact our undergraduate administration team on 0117 331 7613 and let us know when you'll be arriving.
What time do I need to arrive at the School for my visit day?
Please make sure you arrive in good time for your visit day, the time for arrival is listed on your visit day programme.
What time will the visit day end?
The visit day finishes around 4 pm. Before your journey home you are welcome to chat to undergraduates, academic staff and the Physics admissions tutors.
I've not yet registered for a visit day, can I just turn up on the day?
No. Our UCAS visit days are for invited applicants only. There are other ways in which you can visit the university, either by coming to one of our University Open days or by taking a campus tour. If you wish to see the School of Physics, please contact the undergraduate administration team for further details.
I'm can't attend the visit day I've been invited to, are there other opportunities to visit?
We have numerous visit days spread through the year from December to March, so hopefully there will be a time that will suit you. If you are unable to attend any of these days please contact the undergraduate administration team.
What should I do if I can't attend at short notice, for example due to illness?
Please contact the undergraduate administration team to let us know that you cannot attend. This will help us to plan, and may free a place for someone on the waiting list.
Can I bring a parent or guest?
Yes, you may bring a guest with you if you wish however there is a separate programme for your guest.
Will I have an interview?
We generally hold formal interviews for applicants taking Access courses, applicants with a gap of several years since taking their A-levels (or equivalent) and applicants wishing to take Physics with a Preliminary Year of Study. We may require an interview for other applicants depending on their circumstances but you will be informed as part of your invitation to visit us if you will be interviewed. Following interviews we like to make offers as quickly as possible.
I'm an overseas student, do I have to attend a visit day?
No, you do not need to attend, but you are welcome to do so if you wish. The decision regarding an offer will be made based on your UCAS application and will not be influenced by a visit.
I have special needs, who can I speak to in confidence?
Please email the School of Physics undergraduate administration team, or call 0117 331 7613 in advance, in the first instance.