Campus tours

We know it’s important that you get a chance to visit your future university before you start. We’re looking forward to being able to meet you at one of our campus tours.

About our campus tours

Although COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted on 19 July 2021 by the UK Government, UWE Bristol will be keeping the following guidelines to ensure visitors, ambassadors and staff are kept safe during your visit. Thank you for your co-operation.

We are really pleased to be able to welcome you to one of our ‘in-person’ campus tours. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes and you will be accompanied by a student ambassador who will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Important things to remember before you attend

  • Please note that we will be following the latest guidance on safety and making sure our tours are socially distanced.  That does mean that arrangements may be subject to change at short notice. If this happens then we will make sure to get in touch with you as soon as we are able to.
  • There will be toilet facilities and catering facilities available, and so please bring a mask with you so that you can use inside those buildings when necessary.
  • Once you have booked a campus tour time slot, we will send you a confirmation email and we will then send you a reminder with all of the details that you’ll need closer to the time of your tour.
  • In line with our COVID-19 measures, we ask you to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your tour starts. If you arrive earlier, please ensure you adhere to social distancing.
  • We strongly advise that you take a rapid lateral flow test no more than 72 hours before visiting the campus. Spot checks are carried out on campus and visitors who cannot show evidence of a negative test result may be asked to leave the campus. Find out how to order and where to collect free coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests.


In order to be able to effectively manage the campus tours in line with government guidelines, you must only bring two guests with you.

Staying safe on our campus

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable during their visit with us. 

Hand sanitiser will be provided for all visitors to use and we are limiting tour group sizes to comply with government guidelines. Other social distancing measures have been implemented around campus and we ask that all visitors follow these procedures whilst visiting us.

Please note if safety and coronavirus measures are not complied with, you will not be allowed to take part in the tour.

We request that you do not come onto campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

You can visit our COVID-19 information for more information about staying safe on campus.



Upon arrival at the University please make your way to your tour meeting point. Our Student Ambassadors will be on hand to welcome you and direct you to your tour.

Please make sure you wear a mask and use hand sanitiser before entering any of our buildings. If you are not required to wear a mask, please notify us of your exemption on arrival. You will also need sign up to the NHS Track and Trace to ensure we are meeting government guidelines.

Whilst you are on the tour, please ensure that you stay with your tour guides at all times. If you need to leave, please let them know.



Please note we will not be able to offer viewing of on campus accommodation sites as students are living in all of our halls of residence.

Please refer to our accommodation information to explore your options, including virtual tours of the inside of our rooms. 


Getting here by car

You will receive directions to the University and arrival point along with your ticket. Please familiarise yourself with our latest information about the best ways to travel to the University.

Getting here by public transport

Please let us know in advance if you will be arriving by public transport. We can then ensure that one of our Student Ambassadors is available to meet you and direct you to the tour meeting area.



Any questions?

If you have any specific questions about a particular course, contact – we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.