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

Introduction to Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)

You and I have ways to communicate what we want to say. Imagine this was not available to you – what would be different/difficult? Find out more at this taster session and experience how Speech and Language Therapy can support and develop different means of communication, not just spoken.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Exploring Speech Sounds

Another practical activity to help you learn more about studying one of our Health Professions courses at BCU.

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

Introduction to Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)

You and I have ways to communicate what we want to say. Imagine this was not available to you – what would be different/difficult? Find out more at this taster session and experience how Speech and Language Therapy can support and develop different means of communication, not just spoken.

12pm

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.

12.45pm

Exploring Speech Sounds

Another practical activity to help you learn more about studying one of our Health Professions courses at BCU.

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

Theatre skills

Get hands on with gowning and gloving and take part in a Laparoscopic trainer competition.

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Escape Box task

Teamwork and communication are vital skills for ODPs. Have a go at an escape box task and put your skills into practice!

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

Theatre skills

Get hands on with gowning and gloving and take part in a Laparoscopic trainer competition.

12pm

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.

12.45pm

Escape Box task

Teamwork and communication are vital skills for ODPs. Have a go at an escape box task and put your skills into practice!

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

Bones

Participate in a workshop all about bones! Diagnostic radiographers need to have an excellent knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human skeleton so in this session you will learn about bones, how they form and what they are made of. You’ll also learn about the basics of identifying a fracture on an X-ray and have a go at finding some for yourself!

2.30pm

Comfort break

2.45pm

Simulated Learning Experience

In groups you will take it in turns to go to the X-ray room where you will interact with actors and radiographic equipment to complete a set task, working as a team, while the other group will be able to see you on the live stream. Once the task is complete, we will talk you through your experiences before the groups swap and a different task is undertaken. This is a good opportunity to get hands-on with an X-ray machine.

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

Bones

Participate in a workshop all about bones! Diagnostic radiographers need to have an excellent knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human skeleton so in this session you will learn about bones, how they form and what they are made of. You’ll also learn about the basics of identifying a fracture on an X-ray and have a go at finding some for yourself!

12pm

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.

12.45pm

Simulated Learning Experience

In groups you will take it in turns to go to the X-ray room where you will interact with actors and radiographic equipment to complete a set task, working as a team, while the other group will be able to see you on the live stream. Once the task is complete, we will talk you through your experiences before the groups swap and a different task is undertaken. This is a good opportunity to get hands-on with an X-ray machine.

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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