Applicant taster days

Book your place

Take a look at our dates and booking details, and see what you can expect on the day.

View your schedule

View your schedule for the day and find out what you’ve got to look forward to.

Dates and booking

Available dates can be found below - just click the link for your preferred date to book your place. Only one date can be booked for each course you have applied to, and please be aware that places are limited.

Don't forget to view your schedule for the day to find out what you've got to look forward to.

Unable to find a suitable date?

You can also meet us at our Open Day on Saturday 23 March 2024 - you'll still be able to find out more about studying with us, meet our staff and students and tour our campus.

Register your interest

What is an Applicant Taster Day?

An Applicant Taster Day is more in-depth than an Open Day and gives you a more tailored experience. You’ll find out more about your course and hear about the student experience through taster sessions and opportunities to meet academic staff and current students. You will also have an opportunity to view our accommodation and chat to our support services.

If you have already been to an Open Day, this is your chance to explore your course and subject area in more detail and if not, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to studying here.

What to expect on the day

Here are some of the things you'll be able to see and do during your Applicant Taster Day:

In-depth information

Get in-depth information about your chosen course.

Learn about student life

Hear about the student experience at BCU, and where your course will take you.

Explore the campus

See the facilities that you’ll have access to on your course.

Meet the experts

Talk to your future academic tutors.

Hear from our students

Our current students will tell you what it’s really like to study here.

Get all the info you need

Find out about finance, accommodation and student support.

Schedules

Select your course and take a look at the schedules below

Which day are you planning to attend?

---- Sessions

If you have booked a ---- session, please select the ---- schedule.

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

12pm

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

Lunch will be available, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1pm

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

1.30pm

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

3pm

Comfort break

3.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

3.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

6pm

Close

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

Please see details of Biomedical Engineering via the Sport and Life Sciences Applicant Taster Day page.

Please see details of Biomedical Engineering via the Sport and Life Sciences Applicant Taster Day page.

Please note that this course schedule is only running on Saturday 13 April.

10am

Check in for your Applicant Taster Day

We recommend you aim to arrive between 10am and 10.15am, ready to start your first session.

10.30am

Welcome

Learn more about life as a student at Birmingham City University.

11am

Engineering Taster Sessions

Take part in a carousel of taster sessions with the Engineering team:

  • Fault finding and diagnosis - electronics; learn how to safely perform essential tests and build confidence in working out how circuits work
  • Material destruction - mechanical; explore different materials and structures and test their mechanical properties using our Instron tester
  • 3D printing - manufacturing; find out how to optimise a CAD design for manufacture and get hands-on with our 3D printers
  • Electric Vehicle testing - automotive; become a Development Engineer for a day and run our state-of-the-art electric vehicle test cell.

12.30pm

Lunch

Your lunch is included, and staff and students will also be available during this period to answer any questions you may have about studying with us.

1.15pm

Formula Student introduction & pre-registration for 2024

BCU Racing is our very own motorsport team where students design, build and drive a Formula Student racing car which competes at Silverstone, the home of UK motor racing. Find out how you can participate and pre-register for next year!

1.45pm

Tour our accommodation, campus, and facilities (optional)

Your chance to look at where you could be living and studying, guided by our student ambassadors.

4pm

Close

Travelling to your Applicant Taster Day

We're currently offering a range of discounts to help you to travel to your Applicant Taster Day.

By bus or coach

Once you've booked your place, look out for your confirmation email as it will include details of how to claim free bus travel in the West Midlands and free national coach travel (valid for you plus one guest).

By car

If you're travelling to us by car, you'll also be able to claim free parking at our City Centre campus and close to our City South, School of Art and School of Jewellery campuses.

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