Plan your Open Day
The advice below will help you make the most of your time at our Open Days.
Before you get here
- Check our course listings to find out which department/campus you need to visit and the latest entry requirements for your course, as programme timings vary for each department.
- Print out the corresponding Open Day programme (available a week before the Open Day) to help you plan your day. Open Day programmes will also be available on the day.
- Plan your Open Day travel and parking arrangements. We have three main campuses in Bristol: Frenchay Campus, Glenside Campus and City Campus, as well as Gloucester Campus (for Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing only) – look at the maps and directions relevant to you.
- Think about questions you would like answered, or make a note of certain activities and talks you would like to attend.
When you arrive
We recommend you arrive no later than 10:00 to ensure you make the most of your day. Although you can arrive later, it may prove difficult to fit everything in. Please note: Registration ends at 14:30 and academics may not be available after this time.
On arrival to the campus please make your way to our central registration point. There will be signs and student ambassadors to help direct you.
Making the most of your day
We recommend that you prioritise the subject sessions you want to attend first (you can attend sessions for more than one subject if you are undecided) then fit the general sessions and tours around them.
Our Open Days are relaxed, so please feel free to dress casually. However, you will probably do quite a lot of walking so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Bring a raincoat or umbrella if required, and a bag for any literature you might pick up.
There are a number of restaurants, cafés and shops, as well as vending machines, on all campuses so you will have plenty of places to refuel. At Gloucester Campus there are vending machines on site and a number of local cafés nearby.
Throughout the day, student ambassadors (dressed in blue T-shirts) and staff will be happy to help you.
What happens at an Open Day?
From subject-specific talks, to tours and 'Ask the Experts' sessions, attending an Open Day will give you a taste of what it is like to study with us. Find out what happens at an Open Day.