Thousands of sixth-formers to get a taste of University life
Press release issued: 22 June 2004
Over 10,000 students from all over the country are expected at Bristol University on Thursday, June 24 for the University's Open 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 among the most popular universities in the UK.
All the University's departments that teach undergraduates 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 science of SARS, deafness in society and the physics of ice-cream. Others will be showing some of the research projects that students undertake. Both staff and students will be available to answer questions.
Over 70 student stewards, wearing red 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 Director of Student Recruitment, Access and Admissions, Angela Milln, said: "It's a pleasure to have so many bright young people visiting us. Open Day is a great opportunity for students from all walks of life to see what this University has to offer."
The University will be open to visitors between 9.45 am and 3.30 pm on Open Day.
There will be a further Open Day for the Faculties of Science and Medicine on Tuesday, June 29 between 10 am and 3 pm. The Schools of Dentistry, Veterinary Nursing and Veterinary Science will not be open to visitors during this Open Day.