Exam venues

You are responsible for arriving at your exam venue.
Buses are busy during exam time. Allow plenty of time.

Most exams are held in venues on the University campus. However in main exam periods we may also use some external venues including Coombe Dingle Sports Centre and the Passenger Shed (see travel information below).

On this page:

  • How to get to Coombe Dingle Sports Centre
  • How to get to the Passenger Shed (Brunel's Old Station)

How to get to Coombe Dingle Sports Centre

Find Coombe Dingle on our University Google map. Venue postcode: BS9 2BJ

Use the Travel west website or the Traveline South West Journey Planner to plan your journey by public transport.

By bicycle

There are cycle hoops at Coombe Dingle Sports Centre to lock your bicycle to.

By car

There is plenty of free parking at Coombe Dingle Sports Centre.

By bus

The Bristol Unibus service travels directly from campus. The nearest stop to Coombe Dingle is at Hiatt Baker Hall (about 10 minutes walk from the Sports Centre). See the University Bus Service web page for more information.

  • If you travel on a First Bristol bus show your Ucard (University ID card) to receive a 30% discount.
  • Cheaper student tickets and multiple journey tickets for First buses are available on buses or from the bus station.
  • Look at the First Bus timetable.

By train

Coombe Dingle is approximately 25 minutes walk from Sea Mills railway station on the Severn Beach Line. Use the Great Western Railway website to plan your journey.

How to get to the Passenger Shed (Brunel's Old Station)

Find the Passenger Shed on our University Google map. Venue postcode is: BS1 6QH.

The Passenger Shed is next to Temple Meads Railway Station. The entrance is half way up the station approach, on the left hand side. Go through the entrance and wait on the raised platform on the right hand side as you enter. 

By bus

Use the Travel west website or the Traveline South West Journey Planner to plan your journey by public transport.

  • If you travel on a First Bristol bus show your Ucard (University ID card) to receive a 30% discount.
  • Cheaper student tickets and multiple journey tickets for First buses are available on buses or from the bus station.
  • Look at the First Bus timetable.

By train

Many local trains stop at Temple Meads Railway Station.

Use the Great Western Railway website to plan your journey.

Directions to all exam venues in the current timetable(s) are available on the Examination venue google map.

Anson Rooms, Richmond Building
Coombe Dingle Sports Centre
Passenger Shed
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building
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