Offer holder visit days

The visit day is a compulsory component of your application. We have designed the day to be an enjoyable and insightful event that will give you the best insight into whether QMUL is right for you.
On the day you will have a range of interesting opportunities to find out more about QMUL and the School of Physics and Astronomy including:

  • Subject taster sessions and practicals
  • Informal chats with current students and academic staff
  • Informative academic talks
  • Tours of teaching facilities, School observatory, campus and residences (optional)

Invitations to visit days

If you are made an offer, you will be provided details of how to register for one of 6 visit days. You may want to make a note of our provisional dates now, as attendance at one of the six dates is compulsory for all UK offer holders. EU and Overseas offer holders will be made aware of alternate arrangements.

Provisional dates 

Visit days for applicants applying in 2017-2018 are scheduled for: 

Wednesday 6th December, Wednesday 10th January, Saturday 10th February, Wednesday 7th March, Saturday 10th March, Wednesday 11th April

More dates will be scheduled soon.

Example visit day day schedule 

The following is an extract from last year's visit days for illustration purposes.

10.00-10.30 Registrations
10.00-10.30 Arrive at GO Jones building
10.30-11.00 Icebreaker: The birthday problem
11.00-11.40 Laser physics challenge, Teaching Lab
11.45-12.00 Interactive session: work placements
12.00-12.25 Physics Society Quiz and Cake
12.25-12.50 Solar Physics Challenge, Teaching Lab
12.50-13.00 Activity wrap up and prize giving
13.00-13.30 Buffet Lunch with staff and students
13.30-16.00 Optional: Central talks, tours and information stands

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.