Visiting Politics at Newcastle

Sociology - Politics discussionFinding a degree course and choosing the place where you’ll be living and studying for three years is a big decision. We realise that it’s important for you to have the opportunity to see the department, the university and the city for yourself.

To help with this we offer a range of options for prospective students and guests to visit us at different stages of the application process.

Visit Days (pre-application)

Newcastle University holds Visit Days in the Summer and Autumn each year. These events offer information and activities that will help you find out about Politics, the university, student life and the city.

You’ll be able to meet Politics staff and current students, and hear a talk from the Admissions officer about our degree programmes. Visit Days are designed for prospective students who are just beginning the UCAS process and haven’t yet made an application.

Open Days (post-application)

If you apply to Politics at Newcastle and we make you an offer, we’ll send you an offer letter and an invitation to attend a Politics Open Day. We believe that the best way for you to make a decision about whether Newcastle is right for you is to come and meet our staff, hear about our teaching, and talk to current Politics students.

Our Open Days are informal and lively events with lots of opportunities to ask the questions that you want answered.

Our Open Days take place on Wednesday afternoons through February and March. More details about our Open Day schedules, and how to reserve your place, will be provided in our Offer Letters.

View the Politics Open Day Slides (PDF: 76KB) from 17 February 2011.

Other Visits

Independent Visits

Where possible, we encourage prospective students to visit us as part of the organised Visit or Open day programme. This allows you to take advantage of the full range of activities offered both by Politics and the university.

However, we understand that this isn’t always possible. If you can’t attend one of these events, please have a look at the University’s Visit pages. We will also do our best to accommodate independent visits, although the availability of staff is limited during busy teaching semesters. Please contact politics@ncl.ac.uk.

Teachers

Teachers are welcome to attend our Visit Days, and we’re always happy to hear from teachers and Careers advisers interested in what we do in Politics at Newcastle. If you’d like further information, please contact Graham Long.