Visit us

Open Days

  • Saturday 13 September 2014
  • Saturday 18 October 2014

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

You are very welcome to visit us before completing your UCAS form. Every year we organise Open Days for schools in the UK, and in September the University holds an Open Forum to give advice on choice of courses, filling in UCAS forms, grants, accommodation etc.

Check with your own school or contact our Admissions Team who can also arrange special visits for individuals or parties.

A typical undergraduate Open Day programme:

All activities start and finish in the Foyer of the School of Metallurgy and Materials. This is halfway along the building, off the grassy courtyard next to the Net Shape Manufacturing Centre. (Buildings G6/G7 on the campus map).

  • Tour of the Bulding
  • Tour:  CSI Birmingham: Electron microscopy.
  • Talk: Materials Science in sports
  • Talk:  What is Materials Science?  What's it like to study at Birmingham?
  • Alumni Q&A Session - meet recent graduates, & find out how our teaching & industrial contacts have helped students succeed after graduation.
  • Tours: 
     - Example 1st year lecture
     - 3d-printing talk + demo
  • Tour: Visit to the Hydrogen-powered narrowboat.
  • All day
    Display and information desk Aston Webb Building (R6) Great Hall Ground Floor

Applicant Visit Days

We hold several Applicant Visit Days where we invite prospective students who've made an application to us through UCAS to come and visit.  In small groups we'll discuss the course options, sponsorships, industrial placements, and careers and research opportunities after your degree.  

You'll get to see some of the research groups within the School and speak to current students and/or recent graduates.  We provide lunch, and finally there's an optional tour of the accommodation.   

Applicant Visit Days are by invitation only and you will receive an invite once your UCAS application is processed.