Visit days are days that are specifically to see the department. You may be invited to participate in a visit day after you have applied to York, this day will include an interview.
These Visit Days are specifically aimed at those of you who have applied to study in the department. If you wish to see the University more generally then see the main Open Day website. After your UCAS application has been assessed, you may be invited to a Physics Department Visit Day where you will be interviewed by a member of staff, and hopefully you should receive a formal offer soon afterwards.
Each Visit Day also includes an introductory talk by the admissions tutor, a tour of both the Department and campus including student accommodation, and a mini-lecture on a particular physics topic. A buffet lunch is provided for parents, while students experience a university dining room.
The Visit Days usually take place on Thursdays in term time, so you can get a real feel for what it is like to study here. You can find out when the next Visit Day is by contacting the department. You can also find information on getting to and around the department, maps and directions, etc. on our travel pages.
During the interview, you will be asked some general questions about your application, and some technical questions. An advice sheet is available for you to download - Interview advice sheet (PDF , 231kb) - and will be sent to you along with your interview invitation.
We interview for two reasons, to check that York is right for you and to check that you are right for York. It also gives us a better idea of your abilities and personality as paper can be misleading.
Dr Matt Probert
Dept. of Physics
University of York
Phone: +441904 432241
Fax: +441904 432214