Transport, accommodation and other event activities

The conference will be held at Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), four miles north of Bristol city centre.

Travel and transport

Regular local bus services provide excellent transport links to and from the city centre and surrounding areas, and nearby Bristol Parkway train station.

Car parking is extremely limited on campus and extensive campus work is on going, we therefore strongly recommend the use of public transport.   However, if you do have to travel by car, on campus, car parks 2 and 3 will be available for daily parking, however vehicles cannot remain on campus overnight.  Car parking is available on a first come first served basis.

View the How to find us page for different ways of getting to the campus.


Delegates are responsible for the booking and payment of their own overnight accommodation.

A small number of rooms have been set aside for delegates to the conference on both the 29 and 30 June at the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol, BS16 1QX, which is a short 10 minute walk from the campus (with free car parking) and where the dinner on the evening of 29 June is also being held.

To book a room with breakfast , please contact the hotel directly, asking for their best flexible rate on+ 44 (0)117 91 04271 using the code UEH.

Also close to the campus is the Holiday Inn Express, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8TJ, which is a short 5 minute walk away.

Alternatively, you may wish to stay in the city centre and travel to the campus, the city centre offers a wide variety of hotels, to suit all tastes and budgets.  

Below are a selection of hotels for your consideration. We would advise you to check the hotel rates before booking a room as rates may be subject to change.

Alternatively, you may wish to rent your own accommodation near to the campus.

Other conference activities

Conference Dinner

As part of the total package or as an additional element to the concessionary rates, the Wednesday programme will culminate in a conference dinner in the evening at a local hotel, the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol from 19.30.  This will allow participants to enjoy the good company and have networking opportunities.
Delegates may take advantage of discounted rates and stay at the hotel for the night and remainder of the conference.

Evening event at the Watershed

An evening talk by Liz Cotton will be held in the city centre at the Watershed on Thursday evening (30 June), 19.00-20.30.  This event forms part of the conference programme, but will also be open to the general public. The Watershed is a lively cultural venue in the atmospheric setting of Bristol docks.  Registration is required for this popular event, due to public demand and venue capacity,  please register to secure your place. This event is free to attend.


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