UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 07 DECEMBER 2015
The concept of Applicant Visit Days was integrated in 2015 by Birmingham City University as a replacement for the interview process and has since been commended by the Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) as good practice in the revalidation of the new Architecture Programme in May 2015.
The day enables prospective students to experience the design studio and provides an ‘insightful taster day’ for new applicants who have applied to the university.
Wednesday’s Applicant Visit Day is targeted at students who have already been offered a place on the BA (Hons) Architecture course and includes a tour, presentation and participation within a small project. Current students will be present to answer questions and to make the new students feel more comfortable.
Victoria Farrow, BA (Hons) Architecture Programme Director reflects on last year’s event and how the system has now been integrated across a number of other courses:
Based on funding support from CELT, current BA (Hons) Architecture students Rihards Sakintis (level 4) and Mozakir Ali (level 5) will be photographing all the action from the event live and blogging all of the work produced.