Department Open Days (UCAS Days)

Student at the Computer Science stand at open day

Our Department Open Days (UCAS Days) take place between October and April.

Find out more before you make your choice

If you have received an offer from us, we will invite you to attend a Department Open Day (UCAS Day). This is a great way to take a closer look at the Department before making your final UCAS choices.

You get the opportunity to learn more about the degree and to meet members of staff and current students. After an introductory talk, you will have the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, have your questions answered and take a tour of the facilities.

Free Park and Ride bus direct to campus

We provide a free Park and Ride service with First buses direct to the University.

This will operate from Lansdown on the number 33 and will run from 9am (download the timetable).

Dates for free Park and Ride

  • Wednesday 23 November 2016
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Wednesday 7 December 2016
  • Wednesday 8 February 2017
  • Wednesday 15 February 2017
  • Wednesday 22 February 2017
  • Wednesday 1 March 2017
  • Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Wednesday 5 April 2017


Download your ticket and either print it or show it to the driver on your smartphone.

Tickets are free, and there is no charge to park your car at the Park and Ride. A Student Ambassador in a red t-shirt will be at the Park and Ride to greet you.

Other ways to get here

You can also get to campus using the local bus service, by taxi or by walking or cycling. Please see our Travel advice page for further information.

Due to building works and other events taking place we recommend against driving to campus. If you do choose to bring your car, parking is in the East pay and display car park. The postcode for SatNav is BA2 7AY.

Finding your way on campus

You will find Student Ambassadors wearing red stationed accross campus throughout the day. They are there to answer your questions and help you with directions.

Are there other opportunities to visit?

We also hold University Open Days that you can come to before you start your UCAS application. Check out the Open Day page for more information.

Open Day dates

Engineering & Design

Humanities & Social Sciences



If you have any questions about department Open Days, please contact the department directly.