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

We are holding four subject taster days for Year 12/Level 3 (Year 1) students in 2024, taking place across our three UWE Bristol campuses. We hope these events will inspire and support students with their future career and progression choices.

We have designed each day to include lots of interactive opportunities to explore our range of courses, as well as the opportunity to meet current students and take a tour of our specialist facilities and picturesque campuses.

Full event details are below. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via email at

Education, Primary Education and Early Childhood Studies subject taster

Monday 20 May, Frenchay Campus

This event will offer students a fascinating insight into studying Education and Early Childhood Studies at UWE Bristol.

Education and Childhood Studies subject taster day itinerary (PDF)

Accounting and Finance, Law, Marketing, Business and Management, Economics and Team Entrepreneurship subject taster

Wednesday 12 June, Frenchay Campus

Find out more about the wide range of engaging courses UWE Bristol offers in Accounting and Finance, Law, Marketing, Business and Management and Team Entrepreneurship.

Business and Law subject taster day itinerary (PDF)

Art and Design subject taster

Wednesday 19 June, City Centre Campus

Learn more about an exciting range of creative courses, including Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Communication and Interior Design. Each session will be combined with a technical activity, ranging from screen printing to bookbinding.

Art and Design subject taster day itinerary (PDF)

Health and Social Care subject taster

Wednesday 26 June, Glenside Campus

This event will offer students a fascinating experience of what it is like to study Nursing (adult, learning disability and mental health), Midwifery, Radiography, Social Work and Occupational Therapy at UWE Bristol.

Health and Social Care subject taster day itinerary (PDF)

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 work and providing inspiration for all who attend.

We are offering school and college groups the chance to visit the 2024 Degree shows taking place over Tuesday 11 June and Wednesday 12 June. Students in Years 9-13 can visit for a guided tour during our dedicated schools and colleges visit times between 11:00-15:00. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Please note: School/college staff will be expected to accompany students to and from the event (rather than students travelling independently to UWE Bristol).

Creative Industries Degree Showcase

Guided tours with our Student Ambassadors
  • Location: Bower Ashton Campus

Come and view the work of our filmmaking, animation, illustration, print making, textiles, interior design and graphic arts students at Bower Ashton Campus.

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Self-guided tours
  • Location: Arnolfini and Spike Island

Students with an interest in photography, graphic design and fashion communication can visit Arnolfini and students with an interest in fine art can visit Spike Island.

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Environment and Technology Degree Showcase

  • Location: Frenchay Campus

See the work of our talented graduates from architecture, product design, creative technologies, geography, environmental management and engineering. 

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