Regional taster days

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 will have the opportunity to attend taster academic sessions from a choice of subjects from one of three streams:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
Social Sciences and Law
Arts and Humanities.

In 2019 there will be three taster days:

Newcastle: 18 June 2019 at St James’ Park
Manchester: 20 June 2019 at The Studio, M1 1FN
Leeds: 26 June 2019 at Leeds United F.C. Elland Road

We welcome school/college bookings to these events. If you are a teacher at a state school who would like to bring a group of Year 12 students please complete our Regional taster Day school staff registration form to express your interest. These events are very popular so we may prioritise those schools who we partner with, or those on our list of schools eligible to receive a contextual offer in 2018-19.

If you are a student who would like to book on as an individual, please complete our Regional Taster Day student registration form

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

Essential criteria
• Be attending a state school or college;
• Be 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);
• Be living in a low participation area;
• Be attending 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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