School of Computer Science

Offer Holder Visit Days

The School of Computer Science operates exclusive Offer Holder Visit Days (OHVDs) from December to March for students who have applied to our undergraduate courses and who meet our admissions criteria. You will automatically receive an invitation if you are offering standard qualifications and are made a conditional offer.

Benefits of attending an Offer Holder Visit Day

We strongly recommend that you attend an OHVD. It's different to an Open Day, and gives you a great opportunity to meet current students and academic staff, experience subject specific talks and demonstrations, explore the campus and take a look at the fantastic facilities and accommodation that we have to offer. We also hope to provide you with further information on the practical side of attending university (careers and employability, fees and finance, university life and student welfare), and give a chance for both applicants and parents/guests to find out more. Our Computer Science ambassadors are a mixture of first, second and third year students, and will be with you throughout the day.

We also use the information when allocating our Undergraduate Scholarships in August, worth up to 3000GBP. Applicants who do not attend an OHVD will not be considered for one of our scholarships. (Please note that different provisions will be put in place in terms of scholarship consideration for EU/International applicants unable to attend an OHVD.) The day is a really useful way to get to know us and our School, and information gathered can be very useful when results are released.

What our students say:

"The day is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about the School, and get an accurate impression of what it's like to live and study here. You'll be accompanied by current students throughout the day who are best-placed to answer any questions you may have - not only regarding the course, but also university life in general.

The schedule is designed to give you the chance to see and experience as much as possible. Over the course of the day, you'll be given a number of tours around the School, campus and student accommodation, as well as student demonstrations, a sample lecture and Q & A sessions."

George Brighton, 5th Year MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering with Year in Industry

Your Invitation

Applicants offering standard qualifications will be invited to an OHVD shortly after an offer is made. We'll email you with a choice of dates and a copy of our schedule, and information needed to register online. We'll also send a letter to you with the same instructions. Don't worry, if you can't make a date you can simply amend your registration online. We'll be offering a number of weekday and Saturday dates. Saturdays have proved very popular so early registration is advisable.

Our OHVD starts at approximately 10.30am and ends at 4.15pm, and we'll send further information out to you after registration.

Applying to us from outside the UK?

Don't worry if you are living outside the UK!

We know that some of our applicants are applying to us from outside the UK, and therefore it is difficult to attend an Offer Holder Visit Day with us. Whilst you are very welcome to attend, we realise that it not usually possible. We'd encourage you to talk to us here, where you can ask any admissions-based questions, check out our FAQs or simply chat to our current students about life at Birmingham. We've also got a team of EU/International Computer Science Ambassadors, who will be happy to talk to you!

Travel and directions

Detailed instructions on how to find us and a map of the campus can be found here.

The City of Birmingham

Birmingham is a wonderful city to visit and a vibrant place to study. If you are looking to visit Birmingham either before or after your Offer Holder Visit Day, please find further information on things to do here. If you need advice on travel or where to stay, please contact us and we'll be happy to help!

Open Days for Prospective Students

If you have yet to apply, please come along to one of our University Open Days.

Degree Apprenticeship applicants

If you are apply for one of our BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnerships with PwC or Vodafone, you will be invited to complete assessment activities with each company following submission of your application and academic suitability checks.

If you are successful in passing the initial assessment activities, you will be invited to attend an assessment day with each company. If you pass the assessment day, you will be made an offer for the degree apprenticeship and will receive an invitation to a specific Offer-holder Visit Day. If you are made a standard offer on one of our undergraduate programmes instead, you will automatically receive an invitation to our suite of Offer-holder Visit Days.

Talk to Us:

If you've applied to us or are thinking about doing so, we'd like to invite you to get in touch with us via our UG Comp Sci Facebook Group too. This is a great way to talk to fellow applicants, current students and the Admissions Team.

Helen Whitby
Marketing and Admissions Officer - Computer Science
+44 (0)121 415 8742