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Thousands of sixth-formers to get a taste of university life

Press release issued: 27 June 2002

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Thousands of sixth-formers to get a taste of university life

Over 10,000 students from all over the country are expected at Bristol University today [Thursday, June 27] for the University's Preview Day.

The day gives sixth-formers and others intending to apply to university a taste of what university life is like. It is reckoned to be the biggest and best such open day in the country.

Bristol is the most popular university in the UK in terms of the number of applicants per place. Even in subjects such as science and engineering, which have been declining in popularity elsewhere, Bristol remains in great demand.

All the University's departments will be open to visitors from 9.45 am to 3.30 pm, and are mounting exhibitions about the programmes and teaching methods in their particular subjects. Many departments are putting on lectures, on subjects as diverse as the causes of cancer, the development of electric cars and the law on compensation. Others will be showing some of the research projects that students undertake. Both staff and students will be available to answer questions.

Student stewards, wearing yellow T-shirts, will be on hand to help visitors find their way around the University precinct. Staff from the Access Unit for Deaf and Disabled Students will be available to offer advice to prospective deaf and disabled students. There will also be a display about the support available to students, including advice services on money, jobs and health.

The University's Academic Registrar, Dr Jim Franklin, said: "It's a pleasure to have so many bright young people visiting us. Preview Day is a great opportunity for students from all walks of life to see what this University has to offer."

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Thursday, 27-Jun-2002 09:40:10 BST

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