Campus visits and activities at UWE Bristol

Exciting opportunities

UWE Bristol offer a range of opportunities for your students to visit us on campus and learn more about higher education (HE) and life at university.

We are committed to breaking down barriers to higher education for prospective students, particularly those from backgrounds which are traditionally under-represented in HE. As a result, please note that we may prioritise certain schools and colleges for our on-campus activities.

Please feel free to get in touch with the Widening Access team by email at for more information about our on-campus opportunities.

Visitors to an Open Day walking on Frenchay Campus.

Year 12 campus visits

Year 12 or equivalent students with the potential to progress to Higher Education can have the opportunity to come and visit us at our dynamic Frenchay Campus. Our campus visits provide a great experience of a university setting and an insight into the range of courses and subjects available. A typical visit itinerary includes a campus tour, interactive workshops, plus the opportunity to hear from current UWE Bristol students.

Year 10 campus visits

Year 10 students can have the opportunity to come and visit us at our lively Frenchay Campus. Our campus visits help students to understand the potential benefits of Higher Education and give a great insight into university life. A typical visit itinerary includes a campus tour, hands-on activities, plus the opportunity to meet current UWE Bristol students.

Engineering/Digital/STEM themed visits

As part of the DETI (Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation) Inspire programme at UWE Bristol, we offer opportunities to visit our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering on Frenchay campus. A typical itinerary includes hands-on STEM workshops for students, delivered by trained outreach coordinators and real-life STEM Ambassadors and students in our purpose-built classroom, plus a tour of the campus.

This opportunity is available to schools in the West of England area (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset local authorities).

If you would like to make a booking or find out more, please email

Library visits

Hosted at our Frenchay campus by our library services staff, these interactive visits are designed to provide practical advice and guidance to help students develop effective study skills.

For more information and to discuss a potential booking, please visit the students and staff at schools and colleges page.

Subject taster days

Each year we hold a number of subject taster days for Year 12 and Level 3 (Year 1) students across our three UWE Bristol campuses.

These events are designed to inspire and support your students' future career and progression choices. 

Each event includes lots of interactive opportunities to learn more about our courses, as well as the opportunity to meet current students and take a tour around our picturesque campuses.

For an example, you can download the itinerary from one of our recent events: Accounting and Finance, Law, Business and Management subject taster (PDF).

If you are interested in finding out more about our taster days, please contact the Widening Access team at

Open Days

Your students can discover more about what life at UWE Bristol is really like through our annual Open Days. These events are a fantastic way to meet our staff and students, and find out about everything that’s waiting here for you at UWE Bristol.

Degree Show

The annual Degree Show is a highlight of the UWE Bristol calendar. The events showcase and celebrate new talent, with students from across our College of Arts, Technology and Environment sharing their inspiring work.

Each year we offer school and college groups the change to visit the showcases. Further information and dates for 2024 will be added when available.

You can see the work of our talented class of 2023 online at Showcase 2023.

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