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Applicant taster days

We are sorry to inform you that we have decided to postpone our remaining Applicant Taster Days given current concerns around holding large public events during the coronavirus outbreak. We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes but hope you understand that the health and wellbeing of our visitors, students and staff is our number one priority. Up-to-date information on BCU’s response to coronavirus can be found on our coronavirus information page.

We are sorry to inform you that we have decided to postpone our remaining Applicant Taster Days given current concerns around holding large public events during the coronavirus outbreak. We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes but hope you understand that the health and wellbeing of our visitors, students and staff is our number one priority. Up-to-date information on BCU’s response to coronavirus can be found on our coronavirus information page.

Dates and booking

*Please note - some dates will not host Applicant Taster Days for all courses.

  • February 15 Sat
  • March 07 Sat
  • March 11 Wed
  • April 04 Sat

*Please note - all activities are for applicants only. We hold separate Q&A sessions for guests.

Book your place
  • As part of the application process, you will receive a formal email inviting you to register for an Applicant Taster Day. If you have been offered a place and have not yet received your invite, please let us know.
  • You will find your username and password instructions in the official acknowledgement email we sent to you when we first processed your application.
  • Some dates may not host Applicant Taster Days for all courses. The available dates for your course will be shown after you click ‘Book Your Place’ and login. If a date is not listed, then it is not available for your course.

What to expect on the day

An applicant taster day is more in-depth than an Open Day and gives you a more tailored experience. Here's some of the things you'll be able to see and do on your visit. See a schedule of the day.

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In-depth information

Get in-depth information about your chosen course.

Experience student life

Learn about the student experience and where your course will take you.

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See our kit

Explore our campus including our newly upgraded facilities.

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Meet the experts

Talk in person to your future academic tutors.

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Chat to students

Speak informally to our students to find out what it's really like here.

Tales of the unexpected

Get all the info you need

Find out about finance, accommodation and all the support on offer to students.

Why come to a taster day

Attending one of these days is the best way to find out what makes business with us special. Even if you've already come along to one of our Open Days, the Applicant Taster Day provides you with that extra level of detail to inform your choice. It is also an opportunity for us to find out about you and what drives you to explore your interest in business with us.

Book your place
  • Wednesday Schedule

  • Saturday Schedule

11.00am - 1.00pm

Accommodation Tours – (optional)

If you’re interested in looking at accommodation for your course, please turn up between 11.00am and 12.00pm to book yourself onto a tour (the last tour is at 12.45pm). If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here between 1 – 1.30pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

Support Services – (optional)

Your chance to speak with teams such as Student Affairs and the Students’ Union.

12.15pm – 12.30pm

University Welcome Talk – (optional)

An optional Welcome Talk where you’ll have the opportunity to hear more about the University and have the chance to speak with teams such as Student Affairs and the Student’s Union. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here between 1.00pm – 1.30pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

12.30pm - 4.30pm

Parent and Guest Q&A

Members of staff and students will be on hand all day to answer any questions parents may have about the courses, the university, and Birmingham.

1.00pm – 1.30pm

Arrival and Registration

Registration for School activities/talks, Level 0, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus.

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Birmingham City Business School Welcome Talk

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Meet the subject team / Overview

Please note: This event is for applicants only. Parents are welcome to attend the separate Q&A sessions which are available throughout the day.

Enjoy chatting to staff and students about your subject and the career prospects open to you. An optional subject talk, giving you a detailed overview of the courses and pathways, is available to those who have not attended an Open Day previously.

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Break

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Interactive Apprentice-Style Challenge

Please note: This event is for applicants only. Parents are welcome to attend the separate Q&A sessions which are available throughout the day.

This challenge is a mashup of The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, with a sprinkling of Taskmaster thrown in! The Challenge Master has money to invest, and it's up to the teams to convince The Challenge Master to back their product.

9.30am - 11.30am

Accommodation Tours – (optional)

If you’re interested in looking at accommodation for your course, please turn up between 9.30am and 10.30am to book yourself onto a tour (the last tour is at 11.15am). If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here between 11.30am – 12.00pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

Support Services – (optional)

Your chance to speak with teams such as Student Affairs and the Students’ Union.

10.45am - 11.00am

University Welcome Talk – (optional)

An optional Welcome Talk where you’ll have the opportunity to hear more about the University and have the chance to speak with teams such as Student Affairs and the Student’s Union. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here between 11.30am – 12.00pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

11.30am – 12.00pm

Arrival and Registration

Registration for School activities/talks, Level 0, Curzon Building, City Centre Campus.

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Parent and Guest Q&A

Members of staff and students will be on hand all day to answer any questions parents may have about the courses, the university, and Birmingham.

12.00pm - 12.30pm

Birmingham City Business School Welcome Talk

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Meet the subject team / Overview

Please note: This event is for applicants only. Parents are welcome to attend the separate Q&A sessions which are available throughout the day.

Enjoy chatting to staff and students about your subject and the career prospects open to you. An optional subject talk, giving you a detailed overview of the courses and pathways, is available to those who have not attended an Open Day previously.

1.30pm - 2.00pm

Lunch Break

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Interactive Apprentice-Style Challenge

Please note: This event is for applicants only. Parents are welcome to attend the separate Q&A sessions which are available throughout the day.

This challenge is a mashup of The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, with a sprinkling of Taskmaster thrown in! The Challenge Master has money to invest, and it's up to the teams to convince The Challenge Master to back their product.

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