open days

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Saturday 22 January 2022

College open day

10:00AM - 3:00PM

(On-campus) Book now

Thursday 10 March 2022

College open day

4:00PM - 7:00PM

(On-campus) Book now

Thursday 12 May 2022

College open day

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Bookings will open soon

Want to take a behind-the-scenes look at UCB and discover what it's like to study here?

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff. Register for an open day online and you'll get your own 'VIP Backstage Pass', giving you the chance to have a sneak peek around our campuses, access student demonstrations and more.

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On the day

See our campus for yourself

Your VIP backstage pass gives you and your guests access to:

  • Welcome talk from our Vice-Chancellor and Principal, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  • Subject-specific presentations with our tutors
  • A tour of our facilities
  • A selection of free refreshments and a hot lunch
  • Demonstrations by our students
  • Practical sessions and ‘have a go’ activities

At the end of your visit you are welcome to keep your pass – and if you do choose to study with us, you can even bring it with you when you start!

View our facilities

Speak with support staff

On the day, you will have the opportunity to speak to any of our support staff:

  • Disability support and academic skills
  • Study support
  • Finance and transport costs
  • Careers and work placements
  • English/maths qualifications
  • T-levels
  • Apprenticeships

You will also have a chance to chat to current students and meet The Guild (Students’ Union).

Find out more

Apply direct

If you like what you see, then you can apply to join one of our courses at your open day. Our Admissions team will be on-hand to support you with your application and you can book a date for your telephone interview. Within a week, you can secure an offer to study one of our exciting college courses. Alternatively, you can always apply online after your open day.

Apply online

FAQs for on-campus events

I would like to attend your open day – how do I book a place?

Do I need to bring a copy of my open day confirmation?

Yes. You can either print your open day confirmation and bring it with you, or have it open on your phone once you arrive so that we can register you on the day.

What time does the event start?

The time depends on which open day you have booked onto. Details of which can be found on our website and on your booking confirmation. We encourage you to attend your subject-specific presentation and to leave enough time to tour the University and speak with Support Services. 

Do I have to book to attend any of the subject presentations?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept walk-ins on the day, so we recommend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

How long do the presentations last?

Presentations last roughly 45 minutes with a chance to ask questions at the end. 

Which campus do I need to go to?

Please check your booking confirmation to ensure you attend the right campus. It will either be Summer Row, Richmond House or McIntyre House.  If you are unsure where to register please contact or call 0121 232 4300.

I am interested in more than one course – do I have to register for each course?

As long as you register on arrival, you do not need to register for more than one course.

Is parking available?

Yes free parking is available onsite on a first-come-first-served basis, during Saturday events only. During weekday events, there are several Pay and Display car parks in close proximity to the College – including NCP Car Park, Newhall Street

I have not received email confirmation of my booking – what should I do?

If you do not receive a confirmation email of your booking, please contact us. You can email or call 0121 232 4300. Remember to check your junk mail.

What happens if I arrive late for my subject presentation?

If you arrive late, we will ensure that you attend the next available presentation.

I wish to cancel my open day booking – how can I do this?

Please email or call 0121 232 4300 if you would like to cancel your place.

Do I need to let you know if I or one of my guests has a disability?

Please let us know in advance and we will be happy to make further arrangements.

How can I contact the College?

If you have any questions you can contact us on 0121 232 4300.

Alternatively, you can submit any queries online via our enquiry form.

What happens if the government guidelines change?

If government guidelines change and we can no longer offer an on-campus open day, it will revert to being online and no reimbursement will be made regarding transportation costs outlaid.

Discover T-Levels

T-Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are designed in direct collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the needs of industry. Watch this video to find out more information about new courses and how the T-Levels will work.

Find out more

Student Ambassadors at Open day

Can't make the next open day?  

If you cannot attend an open day, we also have campus tours available. 

Campus tours

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