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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
  • February 26 Wed
  • March 07 Sat
  • 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 law 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 law 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 1.00pm – 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 – 1.30pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

1.00pm – 1.30pm

Arrival and Registration

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

1.00pm - 4.00pm

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.

1.30pm – 2.00pm

School of Law Overview

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Law Taster Lecture

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Break

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Taster Seminar Activity

Applicants will alternate between the Taster Seminar and the Courtroom Skills Session.

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Courtroom Skills Session

Applicants will alternate between the Taster Seminar and the Courtroom Skills Session.

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.

11.30pm - 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

School of Law Overview

12.30pm - 1.00pm

Law Taster Lecture

1.00pm - 1.30pm

Break

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Taster Seminar Activity

Applicants will alternate between the Taster Seminar and the Courtroom Skills Session.

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Courtroom Skills Session

Applicants will alternate between the Taster Seminar and the Courtroom Skills Session.

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