Physics

Undergraduate study

About our UCAS Visit Days

Attendance at a Visit Day is by invitation only. If you have applied through UCAS, you will automatically get an invitation to attend a Visit Day. The visit is your opportunity to view the campus if you have not already joined us for an Open Day. It is also an opportunity to see department facilities, meet teaching staff, talk to current students, ask questions, and get more in-depth information about the course for which you have applied.

Our 2017 visit days are on the following dates in the venues listed:

  • Saturday 4 Feb - James France
  • Saturday 25 Feb - James France
  • Saturday 11 March - West Park Teaching Hub
  • Wednesday 15 March - James France
  • Wednesday 22 March - West Park Teaching Hub

The schedule for the Visit Day is as follows:

10:00

Arrival & Registration

Meet & Greet, Refreshments, Support Services, Women in Science drop-in and Interactive Activities

 

 

11.00

 

 

Welcome presentation and Introduction from Department

11:50



Guided Campus Tour led by School of Science student helpers

 

 

Applicants

Parents & Accompanying Guests

 

To include:

Lunch in Dining Hall;
view student accommodation in Halls of Residence followed by a tour of the Department’s facilities.

 

To include:

View student accommodation in Halls of Residence;
tour of the Department’s facilities and lunch in Dining Hall accompanied by academic staff.

 

14:30

 

Department Presentation

 

14.55

Refreshments and Q&A Opportunity


15:15

 

Optional Foundation Studies presentation from Dr Sian Williams



On 25 February & 15 March only


15.30


Optional Tour to Observatory (bus provided)

Schedule is subject to change, but start and finish times are unlikely to be affected.

General advice

As the Visit Day will involve tours of our School facilities and the University campus, we recommend you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. At our School of Science visit days we will be providing a lunch, giving you the opportunity to sample the high quality food available to our students, as well as tea and coffee at the start and finish of the day. Should you require anything else there are various food and drink outlets on campus, including our Students' Union shop. 

Finding your way around

Hopefully you will find the information on this page sufficient to help you arrive at the right place on time! There will be signage around campus to direct you to the correct venue and staff and students will be only to happy to direct you if you get lost.

You can also view our campus map online.

Travelling to and from Loughborough by rail

Rail travellers - will arrive at Loughborough Central Station, approximately 3 miles from the campus.

Taxi fares will be charged on a metered basis (approx £6-£7).

From the station you can also catch the University/Town/Station Kinchbus service ("Sprint").  This service operates every 15 mins. The fare is £2.00.

For those attending our Visit Days in the James France building (see below) please alight at the Computer Studies stop and follow the signs for James France. For those attending our Visit Days at the West Park Teaching Hub, please alight at the Holywell Park stop. In both instances the venue is a short five minute walk from the stop.

Travelling to and from Loughborough by coach

Coach travellers - will arrive at Loughborough in The Rushes or Baxter Gate in the centre of town.

From The Rushes stop you can catch the Kinchbus Sprint service to the University. See above for the relevant bus stops on campus.

Travelling to and from Loughborough by car

Car travellers - are advised to take one of the following routes

(if you are using a SatNav, the post code is LE11 3AJ):

M1: Junction 23 on to the A512 to Loughborough, approx 2 miles to 1st roundabout, turn right, at the next roundabout go straight-over into Holywell Park for car parking.

A6 from North and South: follow signs for Loughborough, then University and/or Nanpantan.

A60 from Nottingham, or A511 from Leicester or Burton: follow signs for Loughborough, then University and/or Nanpantan.

Please note: car parking is limited on campus.

In the first instance please report to the Gatehouse at HOLYWELL PARK, where you will be given instructions regarding parking.

On a particularly busy visit day, you may be directed to alternative parking. The Gatehouse at Holywell Park will give you further instructions if this is necessary.

this will take them to the West end of campus where they will be directed by marshals either to parking in Holywell or Car Park 1.

For Saturday events, where parking is more widely available, please tell the marshals which venue you are going to and they can direct you to appropriate parking.

Help when you need it

There will be a large team of student ambassadors working at the events. They will have a range of roles on the day including directions and parking, welcoming, tours, registration etc. If you need assistance on the day these ambassadors can be identified by their purple "Team Loughborough" t-shirts. School staff and members of the Events Team will also be in attendance at the events to assist.