Applicants' Visit Days

The Chemistry Department holds several Offer and Applicant Visit Days usually throughout February to April and additionally welcomes groups of students from schools by arrangement at mutually convenient times. The scheduled Offer and Applicants Visit Days are for students who have applied for a place on one of our undergraduate courses. Parents or guardians are also very welcome to attend all or part of the days’ activities and discussions.

What happens on an Applicants’ Visit Days ?


The Chemistry-based applicant days begin with a presentation from Professor McCoustra, the Admissions Tutor for Chemistry. Current undergraduates will take the offer holders on a tour of Chemistry and will engage with them about their time at HWU and in Chemistry@HWU. Members of staff will ensure that accompanying persons get an opportunity to see the HWU campus and to learn more about Chemistry@HWU. Refreshments will be available throughout the session.

For 2020, we will be hosting Chemistry Offer Holder Days on:

  •  Wednesday 12 February
  •  Wednesday 19 February

Details will be available to applicants and offer holders in advance of the these dates.

Additionally, HWU operates several University Applicant Days in which Chemistry@HWU participates. These include information sessions that may include "a Student Life" by the Students Union and Sports Union representatives, details about our Accommodation and Student Support Service, and Student Finances. We then invite you Chemistry@HWU for a brief presentation about the department, an opportunity to meet some of our students and staff and a guided tour showing some of the teaching and research facilities. Lunch is provided. Throughout the day there will be a the chance to ask us about any aspect of student life. The day finishes at around 3.15 p.m. with tea or coffee and informal discussions with members of staff and course directors. The afternoon also offers the chance to see around our Campus through centrally organised tours.

We believe that it is very important that you choose a University and Department where you will be happy and able to fulfill your potential. One of the best ways to help make this decision is to visit the Universities concerned and we very much hope you will be able to accept this invitation to visit our Department.

The 2020 University Applicant Days for Chemistry will take place on

  • Friday 6 March
  • Tuesday 24 March
  • Friday 3 April

For applicants thinking about entry in following years, then the 2020 University Open days will take place on:

  • Friday 5 June
  •  Saturday 26 September
  • Saturday 24 October

We also welcome informal visits to the department to meet us, discuss our courses, and see our facilities. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a visit to meet us.

For further information please contact the Chemistry Undergraduate office on +44(0) 131 451 4100, or contact us via e-mail on

In the meantime, have a look at the University Open Day video and virtual tour.