After you apply

What is an Applicant Taster Day?

An Applicant Taster Day (ATD) is your chance to come and meet your course staff and current students, to look around the facilities and accommodation, and to get a feel for what studying at BCU will be like. For some courses attending an ATD is a mandatory part of receiving an offer, and some ATDs may include an interview.

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Booking your Applicant Taster Day

Select your School from the list below to view available dates, find out more about the day, and to book your space.


What to expect from your Applicant Taster Day

ATDs are your chance to come and make sure you're making the right choice for your future. Here are some of the things you can do to make the most of your visit.

ATD meet students

Meet current students

Our students will be on hand to give you their honest opinions. Ask them anything - from accommodation, to lectures, to city life!

ATD finance experts

Talk to finance experts

Find out all you need to know about funding, scholarships, fees, budgeting, Student Finance, and all things money-related.

ATD campus tour

Tour the campus

We can show you all the facilities you're interested in for your course, including accommodation if you're moving to the city.

ATD meet tutors

Meet your tutors

Take your chance to quiz the teaching staff personally about the course, previous students' success, job prospects and more!

ATD social life

Discover BCU life

Student life isn't just about studying! Explore the accommodation, have lunch at one of our cafés or even pop in to the SU bar!

ATD city

Explore the city

Make sure to spend some time checking out Birmingham's great range of shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment.

Make sure you get your questions answered

No matter how silly you might think your question is, it's almost certainly been asked before!