If you are thinking of applying for one of our undergraduate courses, you may find it helpful to attend one of the pre-application University Open Days. Staff and current students will be on hand to offer information and answer questions about admissions, courses and student life. You can visit the department, attend a talk about studying Biology at York, obtain information about our courses, and have a tour of the teaching and research facilities. You will also be able to find out more about the University more generally, look around the campus at leisure, and join tours of student residences. Members of your family are also welcome to come with you, and join in the events.
The University Open Days run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, and are usually held at least twice a year in July and October. Booking is essential, and you should contact the University Admissions Office on 01904 433196, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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If you are unable to come to an Open Day, we are able to organise individual visits to the department.
During many of the school holidays the university runs Campus Tours, and where possible we like to combine these with Departmental visits.
Once you have received an offer, we will invite you to attend one of our departmental visit days, which take place on Wednesday afternoons between November and March. We strongly recommend that you attend one of these, especially if you have not visited us on a pre-application Open Day. If you cannot come on the days we offer, we will do our best to arrange for you to visit on an alternative occasion.
During our visit days, you will have the opportunity to see the department and its facilities, meet staff and current students, and look around the campus, including a visit to one or more student rooms. You will have plenty of chance to ask any questions about the course and the department, and about what it is like to be a student at York.
There is a separate programme for parents who are very welcome to come with you on your visit. They also have the chance to talk to staff and students, and to have a tour of the department and campus.
If you have already applied, and your application has been successful, you will have received a letter inviting to visit the department on a UCAS visit day. This letter provides information on how to book a place and how to reach the University.
If you require us to make any special arrangements for your visit, such as meeting with a disability support worker, please contact us.