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Visit Sociology

It’s important that you have the opportunity to see the subject area, University & city for yourself

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University Open Days

To help with this we offer a range of options for prospective students to visit us at different stages of the application process. Newcastle University holds Open Days in the summer and autumn each year. These events offer information and activities that will help you find out about Sociology, the University, student life and the city.

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

Post-application Visit Days

If you apply to Sociology at Newcastle and we make you an offer, we’ll send you an offer letter and an invitation to attend a Sociology Visit 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 Sociology students.

Our Visit Days are informal and lively events with lots of opportunities to ask the questions that you want answered. They usually take place on Wednesday afternoons through February and March.

More details about our Visit Day schedules, and how to reserve your place, will be provided in our Offer Letters.

Other visits

Where possible, we encourage prospective students to visit us as part of the organised programme of events. This allows you to take advantage of the full range of activities offered both by Sociology and the University.

However, we understand that this isn’t always possible. If you can’t attend one of these events, we will do our best to accommodate independent visits, although the availability of staff is limited during busy teaching semesters. To enquire about a visit, email us

School visits

We’re always happy to hear from teachers and careers advisers interested in what we do in Sociology at Newcastle. We have links to a number of schools in the North East. If you’d like further information or are interested in arranging a school visit, please contact Dr Judy Richards