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 UK Student Recruitment 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. For more information please contact our UK Student Recruitment Manager, Doug Jennings.

Upcoming Events 

Bristol ChemLabS

Bristol ChemLabS puts on a very large range of Chemistry related outreach activities throughout the year, ranging from practical workshops and lecture demonstrations for school groups through to residential chemistry camps for individuals, and can take place in schools or at the University.

Activities are provided for a range of age groups from primary school to post 16 students.

For more information please contact

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

Physics outreach

Our School of Physics can provide a broad variety of outreach activities, ranging from practical workshops in our teaching labs through to speakers in your school or college. 

There is normally a charge for these activities but there may be some funding available to work with your school. 

Please check our website for further information, or contact us on

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