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City welcomes 15,000 visitors for university open day

Press release issued: 18 September 2012

Visitor numbers will peak in Bristol this weekend as 15,000 people flock to the city for the University of Bristol’s latest undergraduate open day on Saturday [22 September].

It will provide prospective students with a taste of university life and the chance to see for themselves all that the University and city have to offer without having to miss a day from school, college or work.

It follows on from a record attendance of some 15,000 visitors to the last open day in June, with all of the University’s undergraduate schools and departments hosting a full day of interactive demonstrations and information events.

Prospective students of cellular and molecular medicine will be learning about ‘Using stem cells to give the kiss of life’, while those wishing to study Aerospace Engineering can explore the facilities at one of the largest centres for aerospace engineering in Europe.

Visitors can also attend lectures on a diverse range of subjects, including debating the methods for studying management in ‘Studying Management: art, science or circus?’ and how microbiologists investigate the cellular and molecular basis of human disease.

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.

University accommodation at Stoke Bishop is also open to visitors while students interested in Veterinary Nursing and Veterinary Science degrees will have the opportunity to visit the Bristol Veterinary School at Langford.

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

Lorraine Norman, the University’s Undergraduate Events Officer, said: “Open days like this are the perfect opportunity to find out about the University, meet our students and staff, and see what we have to offer. We decided to hold the open day on a Saturday in response to visitor feedback and we’re pleased that the event has proved extremely popular.”

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

If you are unable to attend the open day, there are still opportunities to visit, including tours of the University for prospective students and information sessions for mature students.

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For further information about the open day, visit the website: For further updates on the day, follow @UoBUndergrad on Twitter.

Further information

In order to accommodate the number of people attending the event, the following roads will be closed: 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 during the 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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