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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 social sciences 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 social sciences with us.

Book your place

Schedules

  • Wednesday Schedule

  • Saturday Schedule

11.00am - 1.00pm

Optional Accommodation tours

If you’re interested in looking at accommodation for your course, please turn up between 11.00am and 13.00pm to book yourself onto a tour. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here at 13.00pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

12.15pm - 1.00pm

Optional University Welcome Talk

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 Students’ Union. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here at 13.00pm 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.

1.30pm – 1.45pm

School of Social Sciences Welcome Talk

1.45pm – 2.00pm

Break

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Subject activities/talks and Parent and Guest Q&A

Please note: Parents are welcome to come along to the talks, but the activity sessions are for applicants only. However, parent and guest Q&A sessions will also be available throughout the afternoon.

Psychology
2.00pm - 2.45pm

Psychology Taster Lecture

2.45pm - 4.00pm

Psychology "Have a go" activities

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Psychology Parents Q&A

Criminology
2.00pm - 2.45pm

Criminology Pathway Workshops

2.45pm - 4.00pm

Criminology Taster Lecture

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Criminology Parents Q&A

Policing
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Policing Workshops

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Policing Taster Lecture

Sociology
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Sociology Overview (Optional)

3.00pm - 4.00pm

The Sociological Imagination Workshop

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Sociology Parents Q&A

9.30am - 11.30am

Optional Accommodation tours

If you’re interested in looking at accommodation for your course, please turn up between 11.00am and 13.00pm to book yourself onto a tour. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here at 13.00pm for registration for your applicant taster day.

10.45am - 11.30am

Optional University Welcome Talk

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 Students’ Union. If you’re not interested in this, please make sure you’re here at 13.00pm 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 – 12.30pm

School of Social Sciences Welcome Talk

12.30pm - 1.30pm

School activities/talks and Parent and Guest Q&A

Please note: Parents are welcome to come along to the talks, but the activity sessions are for applicants only. However, parent and guest Q&A sessions will also be available throughout the afternoon.

Psychology
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Psychology Taster Lecture

Criminology
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Criminology Pathway Workshops

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Criminology Parents Q&A

Policing
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Policing Taster Lecture

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Policing Parents Q&A

Sociology
12.30pm - 1.30pm

Sociology Overview (Optional)

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Sociology Parents Q&A

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Break

2.00pm - 3.00pm

School activities/talks and Parent and Guest Q&A

Please note: Parents are welcome to come along to the talks, but the activity sessions are for applicants only. However, parent and guest Q&A sessions will also be available throughout the afternoon.

Psychology
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Psychology "Have a go" activities

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Psychology Parents Q&A

Criminology
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Criminology Taster Lecture

Policing
2.00pm - 3.00pm

Policing Workshops

Sociology
2.00pm - 3.00pm

The Sociological Imagination Workshop

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