Open day attracts 11,000 students
Press release issued: 23 September 2008
Over 11,000 students and their families from all over the country are expected at the University of Bristol today [Tuesday 23 September] for its twice yearly open day.
The event will provide applicants with a taste of university life and the chance to see for themselves what the University has to offer. Bristol remains one of the UK’s most popular universities in terms of the number of applicants per place.
Around 40 of the University’s departments are taking part and will be hosting a series of activities and information events including over 60 different lectures on a diverse range of subjects such as ‘Neuroscience: hearts may pump and muscles may switch, but brains rock’, ‘Freakonometrics’, ‘Physics of ice-cream’ and ‘Rifting in Ethiopia: the generation of new oceanic crust’.
There will also be a chance for students to visit University accommodation as well as an exhibition in the Victoria Rooms for them to find out more about the student support services on offer.
Over 100 student stewards, wearing red T-shirts, will be on hand to help visitors find their way around the University precinct. There will also be general information talks in the Wills Memorial Building with specific sessions for parents, teachers, careers advisers and mature students.
Tuesday’s open day is fully booked. For further information about future open days, visit the website.