Between October and March, the School of Mathematics runs a number of Applicant Visit Days (AVDs) to which we invite applicants who have applied to us through UCAS and who are residents in the UK.
AVDs are designed to give you a much better feel for the School. We believe coming to an AVD is invaluable in helping you to come to an informed choice by meeting academic staff and current students and seeing the University and department in action. We would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
A typical AVD programme includes:
Admissions Tutor talk about the School and course structure
Careers Advisor talk about employment resources and opportunities for maths graduates
student presentation about life and studying maths at Birmingham
tour of the campus
tour of the halls of residence
lunch with student and lecturers (free)
The campus and accommodation tours are led by student ambassadors so you will have plenty of opportunity to talk about the School and life in Birmingham from their point of view.
You are welcome to bring family with you. However, as space is limited, for example on the accommodation tour minibus, priority goes to applicants. There is no dress code for AVD and you should dress so that you feel comfortable, which might mean skirt and blouse, jacket and tie, or jeans and t-shirt.
If you are invited to an AVD, it means that we are going to recommend that the University makes you an offer. We believe that AVDs are an excellent way of helping you to choose which university you want to go to and we strongly encourage you to come if you are invited.