Open day gives thousands a taste of university life
Press release issued: 24 June 2010
Over 11,000 visitors from across the country are expected at the University of Bristol tomorrow [Friday 25 June] for one of its two undergraduate open days.
The event will provide applicants with a taste of university life and the chance to see what the University has to offer. Bristol has an international reputation and remains one of the UK’s most popular universities in terms of applications.
All of the University’s undergraduate departments are taking part and will be hosting a series of activities and information events. These include over 60 different academic talks 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 ‘Meet my mummy: self-mummification in Japanese Buddhism’.
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 200 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 relating to many aspects of higher education in the Wills Memorial Building with specific sessions for parents, teachers, careers advisers and mature students.
Michelle Powell, the University’s Undergraduate Events Officer, said: “We are delighted to have so many people visiting us and we hope students find the day informative and enjoyable. Prospective students will be able to meet staff, listen to talks and view the University’s facilities to see what opportunities are available at Bristol.”
Please note that this event requires a ticket to attend and all tickets have now been allocated. The next open day is on Wednesday 22 September 2010. For further information visit the open day website.
In order to accommodate the number of people attending the event there will be the following road closures in Clifton, Bristol: Woodland Road (north end), Priory Road and Tyndall Avenue will be closed to traffic on open day. Woodland Road (south end) will have traffic calming measures in place.
We apologise for any disruption caused to the city on open day. To alleviate disruption to traffic in the city centre the University has provided a free park and ride service from the Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Drivers may experience short delays around junction 17 of the M5.