Applicant Visit Days and Open Days

Thinking of joining us at the University of Birmingham? We asked our students to give 10 reasons why you should study here:

If you are interested in studying Chemistry at Birmingham, visiting us will help to inform your decision.

Our latest undergraduate brochure (pdf 1.5 MB)  and Chemistry Newsletter (pdf 0.9 MB) are also available for download.

Open days

  • Friday 23 June and Saturday 24 June
  • Saturday 9 September
  • Saturday 14 October

Find out if Birmingham is right for you.

  Register for an Open Day                                 Further information

A typical Open Day programme

  • Display and information desk
    All day

    Great Hall, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building R6
  • Display and information desk
    All day

    216 (Reading Room), 1st floor,  Haworth Building Y2
  • Displays and hands-on experiments
    All day

    209a (Seminar Room), 1st floor, Haworth Building Y2
  • Student-led tours of the school
    All day

    209, 1st floor , Haworth Building Y2
  • Talk – Chemistry at Birmingham
    Lecture Theatre 101, ground floor, Haworth Building Y2
  • Talk – My Student Experience: short talks by Chemistry students and alumni followed by an open question and answer session
    Lecture Theatre 101, ground floor, Haworth Building Y2
  • Talk – Chemical Magic: an interactive and amusing demonstration of chemistry by Ray Plevey
    Lecture Theatre 101, ground floor, Haworth Building Y2
  • Talk – Career Opportunities for Graduate Chemists
    Lecture Theatre 101, ground floor, Haworth Building Y2
  • Talk –Chemistry and Energy: from Steam to Nuclear Power - An entertaining demonstration of Chemistry in action.
    Lecture Theatre 101, ground floor,  Haworth Building Y2

Attending an Open Day will give you the opportunity to view the School’s facilities and talk with members of academic staff about Chemistry at Birmingham, the courses we offer and the application process. 

Current students will also be on hand to chat about their experiences of studying chemistry at Birmingham and there will be ample opportunity to take a stroll around our beautiful parkland campus, which includes our halls of residence.

Applicant Visit Days

If, after having reviewed your UCAS application, we are keen to make you an offer, we shall invite you to attend one of our Applicant Visit Days, which we hold weekly from November through to March. 

Attending one of these Days will not only provide us with an opportunity discuss your application with you, but will also provide you with a valuable opportunity to see the School, our beautiful campus and the halls of residence, as well as chat to members of staff, and perhaps more importantly, to some of our current students. Importantly, the Applicant Visit Day will also provide you with an opportunity to experience our teaching methods at first-hand, including a lecture, lab work and a problem-based learning activity.

We want these days to provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not to choose Birmingham when you make your firm and insurance decisions.  Obviously you can contact us at any time, before or after attending an Applicant Visit Day, for more information.


Students at a University open day