About the day

Our open days are packed with activities to help you experience student life at Bristol.

Information talks

Our information talks give you information about the services that support university life at Bristol, from admissions to sports. These talks are extremely popular and you must book a place in advance when registering for your open day.

Subject activities

Learn about studying your degree subject at Bristol through a variety of subject activities, including talks, information points and tours of facilities. Our subject talks are extremely popular and you must book a place in advance.


Meet the University's student services teams and put your questions to staff and current students at the open day exhibition, featuring:

  • Admissions
  • Accommodation
  • Student support
  • Student funding
  • Careers Service
  • Global Opportunities
  • International students
  • Sport, exercise and health
  • Sports marketplace
  • Students' Union
  • Library services
  • Mature student support
  • University nursery
  • Peer support
  • Postgraduate study
  • Contextual offers and outreach

Many of our facilities will be open to view, including several of our libraries and study spaces and the University of Bristol Students' Union. 

Self-guided campus tours

Narrated by current Bristol students, our campus tour app takes you on a tour of our main campus, taking in highlights including the Students' Union, Wills Memorial Building and some of our residences in Clifton Village. Download the app for free on Google Play or the App Store.

Student accommodation

We offer accommodation to first-year undergraduate students subject to guarantee conditions.

At the open day there are three ways you can find out more about student accommodation. The same information is available at each, so you only need to plan one of these:

  1. Attend an accommodation talk on the main campus.
  2. Speak with staff from our Accommodation Office at the open day exhibition.
  3. Visit our residences in Stoke Bishop, Clifton or the city centre. Visiting accommodation on the open day is always very popular and there can be long queues.

You can also find out more about accommodation for new undergraduates prior to the open day.

If you have access requirements or impaired mobility, please see our information for visitors with disabilities.

Getting here

Maps and travel information, including details of our park and ride and free shuttle bus services to campus.

Allowing time

We recommend you give yourself at least 30 minutes to properly explore subject information points and ask your questions.

For booked talks, please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the published start time in order to guarantee entry. After this, all remaining seats will be offered to non-booked guests. 


If you have any questions about our open days, please contact the Recruitment Events team:

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