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We are currently reviewing our visit opportunities - more details will be available here shortly. To find out more or to discuss, please contact

To arrange a school visit to one of our undergraduate Open Days, please email

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Why HE? days

Our ‘Why HE?’ days are designed to provide students in Years 9-11 with an exciting experience of university, while raising their awareness of the choices, courses and pathways associated with progression to Higher Education. The days include; interactive workshops on university courses and pathways, a campus tour and a STEM-themed taster session. Each ‘Why HE’ day can accommodate 60 students and places are capped at 20 student places per school. The content is aimed at your most able students, so please take this into consideration when selecting students to attend.

The ‘Why HE?’ days form a part of the university’s widening participation programmes, and as such not all schools will be eligible to participate. Please select the widening participation indicators relevant to your school from the list below when making your booking – your school should have access to this information.

The dates for 2019 are now fully booked. The events will return for 2020 and the dates will be announced on this page.

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Open Days

Students can visit us at our undergraduate Open Days

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