It is important that you book in advance for Bristol’s open day. If you want to attend a subject or welcome session, you must book those too as they are very popular and can only hold a certain number of people. When you book to attend the open day, you will receive a confirmation email with a booking letter and programme attached. You must bring both of these with you on the day so that you can register when you arrive.
The Bristol Veterinary School is spread across two sites. One is at the main university campus and this is where you will be based for preclinical and basic science teaching. The other is at the School of Clinical Veterinary Science at the Langford campus where clinical teaching and welfare research take place.
The subject talks for Veterinary Science will be held at the Langford campus. There is no parking available at this site so a free coach service will be there to take you to the campus from Bristol’s main campus at 12pm. Staff won’t be at Langford until 12.30pm so you won’t be missing out on anything by using the coach service. The veterinary talks will last for 2 hours and will take you through the application process, the layout of the course and the main reasons why students choose Bristol. Listening to a long talk will produce a lot of questions from you but you will have the opportunity to have them answered at the end of the talk.
A number of other sessions will be available for you to attend. These include talks on funding, student life and career support. The welcome session will give you the opportunity to find out more about Bristol University and the area of Bristol itself as well as the qualities that they look for in prospective students. This 30 minute talk will be a great help as it may just give you the edge over other applicants.
A 30 minute tour of the Langford campus and its facilities will also take place on the day. You don’t need to book to go on one of these but you will be allocated a time to take the tour and see the veterinary subject displays when you book the subject session online.
A few student residences will be open for you to look at. Take the free shuttle bus to Stoke Bishop or take the scenic route by walking the 10 minutes to the city centre accommodation.
Bristol University holds undergraduate tours and specific Veterinary Science open sessions too which will provide you with more detail on the course.