The School of Computer Science operates exclusive Offer Holder Visit Days (OHVDs) from December to April, for students that have applied to our undergraduate courses and who meet our admissions criteria. You will automatically receive an invitation if you are offering standard qualifications and are made an offer.
Benefits of attending an Offer-holder Visit Day
We strongly recommend that you attend an OHVD. It's different to an Open Day, and gives you a great opportunity to meet current students and academic staff, experience subject specific talks and demonstrations, explore the campus and take a look at the fantastic facilities and accommodation that we have to offer. We also hope to provide you with further information on the practical side of attending university (careers and employability, fees and finance, university life and student welfare), and give a chance for both applicants and parents/guests to find out more. Our Computer Science ambassadors are a mixture of first, second and third year students, and will be with you throughout the event.
We also use the information when allocating our Undergraduate Scholarships in August, worth up to £3000. The day is a really useful way to get to know us and our School, and information gathered can be very useful when results are released.
What our students say
"The day is a brilliant opportunity for you to learn more about the School, and get an accurate impression of what it's like to live and study here. You'll be accompanied by current students throughout the day who are best-placed to answer any questions you may have - not only regarding the course, but also university life in general.
It’s not the same as coming to see the Uni at Open Day as you are often rushing around to various places. At an OHVD you spend more time just with CS, and it's really useful."
George Brighton, 5th Year MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering with Year in Industry
Applicants offering standard qualifications will be invited to an OHVD shortly after an offer is made. We'll contact you with a choice of dates and a copy of our schedule, and information needed to register online.
Applying to us from outside the UK?
Don't worry if you are living outside the UK!
We know that some of our applicants are applying to us from outside the UK, and therefore it is difficult to attend an Offer Holder Visit Day with us. Whilst you are very welcome to attend, we realise that it not usually possible. We'd encourage you to talk to us on our Facebook group, where you can ask any admissions-based questions, check out our FAQs or simply chat to our current students about life at Birmingham.
Applying for the BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership with PwC?
If you are applying for our BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership with PwC, you will be invited to complete a series of assessment activities with PwC, with following submission of your UCAS application and academic suitability checks by our Admissions Office.
If you are successful in passing the initial activities, you will be invited to attend an assessment event with PwC. If you pass the assessment event, you will be made an offer for the the BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership, and will receive an invitation to a specific Offer-holder Visit Day, where you can learn more about the School and PwC.
If you are made a standard offer on one of our undergraduate programmes instead, you will automatically receive an invitation to our suite of Offer-holder Visit Days.
Travel and directions
View our campus maps for directions on how to find us
Open Days for Prospective Students
If you have yet to apply, please come along to one of our Undergraduate Open Days
Connect with us
If you've applied to us or are thinking about doing so, we'd like to invite you to get in touch with us via our UG Comp Sci Facebook Group too. This is a great way to talk to fellow applicants, current students and the Admissions Team.
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