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Visit days in the Department of Chemistry 2021/22

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we’ve postponed all on-campus activities and events until further notice. Please contact if you have any queries.

Visit days in the Department of Chemistry 2020/21

For applicants who are based in the UK and whose application meets our selection criteria, we require you to visit the Department before considering you for an offer.

This is because we believe the visit day experience is extremely important in helping to decide which university you ultimately choose to attend‌. ‌

Personalisation was nice - seemed like each person had been researched so we weren't just treated generically

Chemistry applicant 2019

Visit days are not only aimed at finding out more about you, they are very much an opportunity for you to find out about us. During your visit you will:

  • have a look at our teaching facilities, including our professional-standard undergraduate teaching laboratories
  • meet members of staff and current students
  • have a college tour and a sample of our Chemistry teaching
  • have the opportunity to ask any questions from members of our admissions team 

We aim to make these days as informative, interesting and relaxing as possible, and of course, we are very happy for you to bring one or two parents or guests along too if you wish to do so.

We run a separate programme for guests so that they too can experience what the University of York Department of Chemistry has to offer.

Extremely impressed with the thought and care that has gone into planning this event

Chemistry applicant 2019

Pre-offer visit day

If you've never visited us, but you've applied to study at York, we'll invite you to a pre-offer visit day. This allows you to see the campus, department, teaching facilities and meet members of staff and allows us to learn a bit more about you.

Post-offer visit day

If you've visited us on an Open Day and applied to study at York, we'll invite you to a post-offer visit day, meaning you have another opportunity to visit us before making your decision.


We hold visit days between October and March.

Typically our visit programme starts at 1.30pm, and we invite all applicants and guests to a free buffet lunch in the Department from 12.30pm. On arrival, you will be greeted by Katrina Sayer, our Student Experience Manager. Take a look at the Visit Day Programme (PDF , 66kb) for students and guests.‌

We always aim to finish our programme by 4.00pm so that those applicants who have travelled long distances are able to return home the same day. 

Dress code

We hope your visit day will be relaxed and informal and we do not have a dress code so please wear whatever feels most comfortable.

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