Open Days and Visits
The best way to find out more about living and studying at Durham University is to come and visit the Department.
University wide open days are an excellent opportunity to visit and develop a picture of life at our University.
Pre-application open days
University-wide pre application open days in 2013 will run on Monday 24th June, Saturday 29th June and Saturday 21st September. Booking for these open days normally opens approximately six weeks in advance at http://www.dur.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/preapplication/durham/
There are two biological and biomedical sciences sessions that you can book on the pre-application open days: biological and biomedical science (talk) and biological and biomedical sciences demonstration. If you can book only one session, experience has proven it is better to book the "talk" session. However, this tends to run out of places quickly. If there are no places available for this, then please book into the "demonstration" session. For those who want it, we will run the biological and biomedical science "talk" in all five bookable sessions, regardless of what session you booked onto. The "demonstration" session gives you an additional opportunity to see some of the ongoing research and teaching activities in the department and meet with students and researchers carrying out this work. This can give you a more rounded feel for what it would be to be a student in our Department.
Post-application open days
Open days for those applicants holding an offer from the University will run on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March 2013. Letters of invitation, including information on how to book online, will be sent by your college sometime after the third week in January. Experience has been that post-application visits can be useful to all applicants, but of particular benefit to those who had not attended pre-application open days.
If you cannot attend the Unversity-wide or Departmental open days, then we are happy to arrange an individual visit. In order to make the most of your visit, you must contact us to arrange a suitable time before you come. Visits are normally held on Wednesdays to co-ordinate with the University campus tours, but can be arranged on other days, subject to availability. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Campus tours can be booked here: book online.
You can download a self-guided tour to other parts of the university at http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/study/DurhamUniversitySelfGuidedCampusTour-DurhamCity.pdf
If you would like to visit colleges during your visit you will need to contact them directly. Details of colleges can be found at http://www.dur.ac.uk/colleges/
You can find a map of Durham showing the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences by clicking on our web site home page at http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/
You might also find it helpful to go to Google maps at http://maps.google.co.uk/maps to view a map and a high resolution aerial photograph of Durham showing our location. This, used in conjunction with the map on our web site or in our prospectus, will give you a feeling for the location of the School in relation to the colleges, other departments and the city itself, which are all in close proximity.
Parking can be difficult in the centre of the city but the Howlands Park-and-Ride is only a short walk away from the science site.
We look forward to seeing you. If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at email@example.com