Campus visits and taster days

UWE Bristol offer a range of exciting opportunities for your students to visit us on campus and learn more about Higher Education and life at university.

Please note: Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, we aren't currently able to offer opportunities for school and college groups to visit to our campuses.

For an overview of what we typically offer during these events, please see the sections below.

Year 12 campus visits - dates to be confirmed

Year 12 or equivalent students can have the opportunity to come and visit UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, go on a tour, meet UWE Bristol students and gain awareness of the potential benefits of higher education. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Target audience

Year 12 or equivalent students with the potential to progress to Higher Education.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

  • Awareness of the potential benefits of higher education.
  • Experience learning in a university setting.
  • Understanding of the transition to higher education and student life.
  • Awareness of the range of different courses and subjects available to study at higher education.

Where the activity will run

Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol.

How the activity will run

Workshops will include small group activities, guidance on applying to university, a campus tour and the opportunity to meet current UWE Bristol students.

Key stage 4 campus visits - dates to be confirmed

Year 10 and 11 students can have the opportunity to come and visit UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, go on a tour, meet UWE Bristol students and gain awareness of the potential benefits of higher education.

Target audience

Pupil Premium Year 10/11 students with the potential to achieve 5 GCSEs at Level 4 or above, including English and Maths.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

  • Awareness of the potential benefits of higher education.
  • Experience learning in a university setting.
  • Understanding of the transition to HE and student life.

Where the activity will run

Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol.

How the activity will run

Workshops will include small group activities to raise aspirations and awareness of higher education, a campus tour and the opportunity to meet current students.

Subject Taster Days - subjects and dates to be confirmed

Students can gain an increased understanding of a subject area at UWE Bristol through workshops, presentations and practical activities. This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.

Target audience

Year 12 and 13 or equivalent students.

Brief description of learner outcome(s)

Increased understanding of the higher education environment, courses and their learning styles and content.

Where the activity will run

At UWE Bristol. The campus will vary depending on subject content offered.

How the activity will run

Subject-specific workshops, presentations and practical-related activities delivered by lecturers and Student Ambassadors.

Degree Shows

The annual Degree Shows are a highlight of the UWE Bristol calendar. They showcase and celebrate new talent, with students taking the opportunity to share their work and providing inspiration for all who attend. This year our degree shows have moved online. You can see the work of our talented class of 2020 at:

This activity can count towards the Heading Higher Passport Plus mandatory and optional modules.