Get out of the classroom and gain first hand insights on our field trip.
In the morning, you'll get valuable on-site experience of a European port. You'll be given a tour by senior staff at Bristol Port where they handel all the coal for the nearby power station.
In the afternoon, you’ll have 3 hours to explore Oxford at your leisure. Oxford is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK and has many things to do and see including museums, galleries, restaurants, pubs, walks and historic sites. Ask us for our top recommendations or see the visitoxford.com website for their suggestions of things to do in Oxford.
In the evening, join us for networking drinks at the Grade II listed Royal Oak pub, which is a few minutes from St. Anne's College. The pub dates back to 1756 and is an excellent example of traditional English pub, complete with an open fire place.
Field trip Itinerary
• 08.00 Departure
• 10.00 Arrive at Bristol Port Company, St Andrews House followed by coffee
• 10.15 Presentation
• 11.00 Tour of the Bulk Terminal
• 12.00 Buffet Lunch
• 12.45 Departure
• 15.00 Arrive back in Oxford
Free time for you to explore Oxford
Networking drinks and dinner
• 18.15 Meet in St. Anne's lobby to walk to Royal Oak together
• 18.30 Networking drinks at Royal Oak pub
• 20.00 Dinner at the college
The morning takes you to one of Britain’s oldest and most important ports. With over £550 million invested in the last 25 years and an annual tonnage of over 12m tonnes, it represents an important artery for the UK coal ecosystem. Serving as as one of the main suppliers for UK coal, The Bristol Bulk terminal has an annual coal throughput of 6.5Mt/y and offers a chance for you to see first hand the final stage of coal transport and to gain an understanding of some of the modern innovations in coal shipping and logistics.
• Methods of loading/unloading
• Unloading times/handling cost
• Stocking with a stacker/reclaimer
• Road and rail loading with rapid-loading bunkers
• Port management models