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Open day offers thousands a taste of university life

Press release issued: 28 June 2011

A record number of visitors will be attending the University of Bristol’s latest undergraduate open day on Thursday [June 30].

A record number of visitors will be attending the University of Bristol’s latest undergraduate open day on Thursday [June 30].

Around 13,000 visitors have booked to attend the event, making it the most popular open day yet.

The event will provide applicants with a taste of university life and the chance to see for themselves all that the University has to offer.

Bristol has an enviable international reputation and remains one of the UK’s most popular universities in terms of applications.

All of the University’s undergraduate schools and departments are taking part and will be hosting a number of interactive demonstrations and information events.

Prospective medical science students will be able to test their skills on a Human Simulator – a state-of-the-art, life-sized ‘manikin’ that can be programmed to simulate abnormal body function, disease processes, and the effects of drugs.

Visitors can also attend lectures on a diverse range of subjects from a Psychology talk entitled ‘The study of the mind’ to finding out more about our new Management degree in the talk ‘Studying management: art, science or circus?’.

There will also be a chance for students to visit University accommodation at Stoke Bishop as well as an exhibition in the Victoria Rooms for them to find out more about the student support services on offer.

Around 200 student stewards, wearing red T-shirts, will be on hand to help visitors find their way around the University precinct.

General information talks relating to many aspects of higher education, such as funding your studies, will be available in the Wills Memorial Building along with specific sessions for parents, teachers, careers advisers and mature students.

Lorraine Norman, the University’s Undergraduate Events Officer, said: “Prospective students always find the open day a fantastic opportunity to meet staff and view the University’s facilities to see what opportunities are available at Bristol.

“It’s great to see so many people visiting us and I hope they find the day informative and enjoyable.”           

Please note that this event requires a ticket to attend and all tickets have now been allocated.

The next open day is on Wednesday 21 September, 2011. Booking opens on Wednesday 13 July. For further information visit:


Further information

In order to accommodate the number of people attending the event there will be the following road closures: Woodland Road (north end), Priory Road and Tyndall Avenue. Woodland Road (south end) will have enforced 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.

We strongly recommend that visitors travel by public transport or use the University’s park and ride service. There is limited parking available as the University is based in the heart of the city.

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