The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Visit Us

Visit Us

We recognise that visiting a department, university and city can be a very valuable step in helping inform your degree choice. To help support you in the process, we provide a series of opportunities for prospective students and guests to visit us.

Our visit days and open days are designed to reflect the needs of prospective students at varying stages of the application process.

Open days (pre-applicants)

Newcastle University holds open days in the summer and autumn each year. There's a variety of activities to help you find out about our department, the University, student life and the city.

These include our talks and the opportunity to meet our staff and current students.

Our Open Day is designed for pre-applicant students, just embarking on the UCAS application process.

Visit days (offer holders)

If you apply for our degrees at Newcastle and we are able to make you an offer, you will be invited to register to attend one of our departmental visit days.

Our visit days run on selected Wednesdays through February to April.

Our visit days are very popular and offer an engaging and interactive way to learn more about our research, teaching and life as a geography student.

We strongly value the importance of these days and you will have the opportunity to meet with a wide array of staff who will endeavour to provide as much information as possible.

More details about our visit day schedules, and how to reserve your place, will be provided in our letters and emails of invitation, and on our Open Day registration page.

View the post application visit schedule‌. (PDF: 364KB)

Other visits

Independent visits

Where possible, we encourage prospective students to visit us as part of an organised open day, allowing you to benefit from the range of activities on offer.

However, we also recognise that this may not always be possible. If you would like to visit us outside of the schedule, then please contact us at


Teachers are welcome to attend our pre-applicant open days and interact with us more generally. If you would like further information, then please contact our Geography Schools Liaison Co-ordinator.