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2018-02-26 19:11:55Applicantfind out what it would be like to be a student at Birmingham GoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentinterviewer was very nice and informativeNoFemale
2018-02-24 09:41:30ApplicantI wanted to had the opportunity to meet the staff and academics there to see the support these people give to the students. I wanted to experience the life of an undergraduate student with the lecture. Furthermore, I wanted my questions regarding my course to be answered. ExcellentExcellentExcellent-ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent-The general welcoming of the academics and students of the Department of Chemistry. They were very friendly and helpful. I was also impressed by the kindness of the Admission Tutors during the interview experience. YesFemale
2018-02-17 11:14:35ApplicantExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryYesFemale
2018-02-17 09:59:16ApplicantA better insight into what life is like at the university and how the students felt about the university and department.GoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodHow eager and involved the staff and students were throught the day in general.YesFemale
2018-02-16 15:39:29ApplicantGet a feel for the city and look around the uni campus and find out about the course ExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentNoFemale
2018-02-02 18:20:20ApplicantA look at some of the university accommodation and a bit more knowledge on what the teaching would be like, e.g. workshops and lectures GoodNot ApplicableGoodSome more information regarding the informal interviewSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe lecture experience YesFemale
2018-01-13 16:12:38ApplicantI wanted to get a feel of the chemistry department, the course, the campus and the accommodation.ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodDirections from car parks and/or the train station to the required buildingGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryThe students could have been more interactive The campus tour and the Accommodation at the valeNoMale
2018-01-13 12:53:49ApplicantLook at accommodation, speak to students/staff, learn more about the courseExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodYesMale
2018-01-13 12:17:01ApplicantMore information regarding the department, a feel for the departmental staff, gauging the reaction of the current students. Reflecting on my application and why Chemistry at Birmingham.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNone. Any queries were responded to on the day. The admissions tutor was very approachable. ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe day exceeded my expectations and did not disappoint. I enjoyed meeting prospective and current students. It was very well structured. My only recommendation would be that you need to identify specific students who cover the range of courses you have to offer and perhaps formally introduce them ie. Chemistry/ Foundation degree, Chemistry with Modern Languages/ Pharmacology etc - so that both students and parents can speak to them informally.I enjoyed the whole experience particularly the lab experiment ; the interview was relaxed but challenging .YesMale
2018-01-12 20:46:28ApplicantTo learn about the teaching methods used by the department. Also to attend an interview.ExcellentExcellentGoodNo.GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe spectroscopy workshop, interview and lecture where I experienced the departments teaching methods and learned valuable information for my A level. Also in my personal statement I mentioned an extracurricular interest in music so was impressed to be given information about music scholarships in interview.YesMale
2018-01-12 16:10:45ApplicantAn insight into university life and the atmosphere of the university’s campus.ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodThe information on improvements to the chemistry department and the university campus currently happening .YesMale
2018-01-12 15:50:43Applicanta look around the campus an understanding of chemistry at birmighamGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGood-spectroscopy workshopNoFemale
2017-12-11 23:15:34ApplicantGet a student's perspective on the university and courseExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentThe quality of the new facilities available now and in the futureYesMale
2017-12-11 19:19:24ApplicantA refresher of what Birmingham is like to study at.GoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodIt would be great if a wider range of dates could be offered so that applicants can minimize how many lessons they miss.The sample lecture, very engaging and useful.YesMale
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2017-12-08 21:51:08ApplicantA better outlook on what the course and what university offers different to the others.GoodGoodSatisfactoryMore about the city of Birmingham itself and life outside university.GoodSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactory-Lecture experience.YesMale
2017-12-08 15:44:36ApplicantI was hoping to get an insight into what it's like as a Chemistry undergraduate in terms of the different study methods and in general, more information about the course. I was also hoping to get answers to some of the questions I had.ExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentPerhaps spend longer in the lab to experience more of it.The sample lecture - very insightful and engaging!YesFemale
2017-12-04 21:43:59ApplicantA deeper understanding of the facilities and student experience ExcellentNot ApplicableGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNo improvementsI enjoyed the workshop aspect of the day. I found that the lecturer was very helpful and understanding of aspects of chemistry that we were unaware of at A level.YesFemale
2017-12-03 18:47:37ApplicantTo see what the university is like, as I couldn't make it on the open day.GoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodIt would've been better to see an actual room, or to have had multiple show rooms, as the June open day occurs during exams so it isn't very easy to go to. How friendly everyone seemed. NoFemale
2017-12-01 16:48:14ApplicantA feel for chemistry at birmingham and also to do the interviewGoodGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentA question and answer session with students might’ve been helpful The interview was really friendly and everyone was nice and welcoming, made me feel very comfortable YesFemale
2017-12-01 16:24:21ApplicantStudent opinion of University and city.ExcellentPoorGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodMore in-depth accommodation information.YesFemale
2017-11-27 11:49:07ApplicantA greater insight of why Birmingham would be the most suitable place to study the area of study I wish to pursue in the best way possible. SatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodN/ALunchYesMale
2017-11-25 11:46:38ApplicantA taste of the teaching style and approach of the staff.Facts about how the course is run and compare it to other University choices. GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentYesFemale
2017-11-25 09:15:30ApplicantA sense of what the University is like on a normal working day. To see what lectures and workshops are liking in the University. GoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryI feel that the 'Why Birmingham' was unnecessary as it didn't focus much on the specific Chemistry course taught. Also the day was a bit stretched out, maybe if it was just the afternoon it would have flowed better with just the interview, workshop and lecture. The workshop and lecture were exelecent even though it was new material I was still fully engaged. YesMale
2017-11-24 19:41:51ApplicantGoodGoodExcellentOverall very good but could improve by giving accommodation information.ExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentInformation on accommodation process of application.The use of the clicker feedback in the PowerPoint and sample lecture.YesMale
2017-11-24 19:21:09ApplicantTo visit the campus for a second time and see the accommodation. ExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodYesFemale
2017-11-24 17:39:35ApplicantI expected to get a better feel for the university than at the open day, especially with respect to chemistry. I also wanted to get a good idea of what life at the university would be like and, of course, to have a fun/interesting day out. I feel the day delivered on all of these.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe only ways I feel the day could have been improved is by allocating more time to the campus tour to allow more parts of campus to be shown and by being able to see a real room in the accommodation rather than a show room.I was particularly impressed by the sample lecture, as this is not something that has been offered by any of the other universities that I have applied to.YesMale
2017-11-24 16:40:02ApplicantAn offer really. It was also useful and enjoyable to have a more tailored day specific to chemistry though.GoodGoodGoodPotentially a map of the campus/where events would be held during the day.Did not seeDid not seeDid not seeGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodPotentially longer on the chemistry aspects, e.g. lab work.I was intrigued by the clicker system used throughout the day and I really enjoyed the spectroscopy task.YesFemale
2017-11-24 16:24:56ApplicantJust more of an idea what the campus was like.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentExcellentNot so similar to the open day.Friendliness of the staff and students YesFemale
2017-11-24 15:37:15ApplicantAn idea of the campus and its atmosphere, alongside opinions from students and their experiences with Birmingham University ExcellentGoodExcellentIExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodThe friendliness of staff and students, as well as the organisation of the dayNoMale
2017-11-11 09:31:25ApplicantA closer look st what studying here would be like and to meet the tutors ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe fact that my pack was personalised with societies I may like in uni, it felt really personal and like the department really looked into me. Also the food was good and students and staff were all lovelyYesFemale
2017-11-10 18:05:53ApplicantTo see if Birmingham would be one of the universities in my top 2, which it is! Details of the course, feel of the university with students there, the way I would be taught if I went. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoneGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI had a fantastic day but the afternoon felt a little rushed maybe spend more time on that and less on the tours in the morning. The lecture, I found it really interesting and I had never seen the clickers used before which I liked. YesFemale
2017-11-10 17:21:31ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe presentations involving the 'clickers' - I have not see that before! I liked how you go the opportunity to interact through that, and also the spectroscopy problem solving activity. This was different and more fun than visit days I had at other universities.YesPrefer not to say
2017-03-10 16:07:18ApplicantGoodDid not receiveGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentNoPrefer not to say
2017-02-27 20:36:32ApplicantSee around the department, be informed of the content of the course, get a feel for the university.GoodGoodGoodMore signs on the road for the car park and signs for the chemistry buildingExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentAll the staff were very friendly, made effort to make conversation and get to know you. The students were also very chatty and told us loads about the university and answered questions YesFemale
2017-02-24 22:11:19ApplicantA better understanding of what Birmingham has to offer meGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodNoGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodIt felt like the experiment was more about having fun than actually chemistry related, not dissimilar to something I'd have expected to advertise gcse chemistry. Whilst the spectroscopy workshop was informative, imaginative and fun, I felt that the teachers explained too much, and did not give prospective students enough time to think for ourselfs. Having said that the day was overall very enjoyable and whilst I though the longer format of the day (compared to other visit days) could have dragged, infact the opposite was true and it was probably the most thorough and enjoyable day I have attended thus farAccomadation was impressive, students were positive, however chemistry facilities were underwhelming compared to other universitiesNoMale
2017-02-24 18:18:57ApplicantI was hoping to get a greater understanding of what the University has to offer - which I definitely received! I looked forward to looking at the labs for the first time and experiencing a small lecture experience.ExcellentGoodExcellentN/AExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentN/AI was most impressed by the facilities which were available at the University of Birmingham - seeing that they were performing top quality researchNoMale
2017-02-21 09:48:11GuestTo see the accommodation and the campus and get a flavour of what it would be like for my son to go to Bham Uni.SatisfactoryDid not receiveSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentI was uncertain about being split up from the students as I would quite like to have discussed our impressions of the campus and accommodation as we went round, but in retrospect I think this probably worked well for the students as it helps them imagine life without a parent in tow. The lecturers and the students who accompanied us on our tour were all so enthusiastic and friendly. They were all a great advert for the university and I would be very happy if my son gets a place here. YesFemale
2017-02-17 23:28:07ApplicantGet to know some of the teachers from this university and get a general feel of the area.Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryYesPrefer not to say
2017-02-17 18:03:42GuestTo give my son a deeper insight into university life and begin to feel comfortable in the environment.ExcellentExcellentExcellentI think perhaps an indication of how important an applicant day is for potential students.ExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentInitially, I was concerned that my son and I wouldn't tour the campus and accommodation together, but I believe now that splitting students and guest into different groups proved a much better approach - it gave my son much more time with his peers, with whom he became comfortable and relaxed, and I know that he thoroughly enjoyed the day. He was buzzing when we left.The undergraduate students were friendly, informed, interesting and welcoming. Dr Wright, like the undergraduates, was warm, welcoming and is a wonderful ambassador for the department. I know my son was impressed that his interviewer had been matched with his particular interests, which is another example of the level of attention to detail we experienced throughout the day.YesFemale
2017-02-17 16:58:14ApplicantGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodYesFemale
2017-02-11 18:24:58ApplicantA look around the campus and accommodation, as I haven't been before and a feel for the course and the teachingExcellentExcellentGoodI would have liked to learn more about non-sporting societies and clubs for students, such as book club or film club.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI would have liked to see inside the current sports building, in case the completion of the new one is delayed.The organisation was a credit to the University, everyone knew exactly what should be happening and when. The group size was perfect as there was the right number to feel personal but not be awkward. NoFemale
2017-02-11 15:49:15ApplicantI was hoping to get an insight into Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and see the accommodation GoodNot ApplicableExcellentN.A.GoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodN.A.The lab practical YesMale
2017-01-27 16:17:50ApplicantI was hoping to find out more about the course I have applied for, the chemistry department, university facilities, as well as gaining a deeper insight into what it's like to be a student at the University of Birmingham ExcellentExcellentExcellentMore information about the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory ExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentIf there was a chance to visit more than one type of accommodation, and to find out more about the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory The spectroscopy tutorialYesFemale
2017-01-27 16:02:56ApplicantA feel of the course and what was on offerExcellentGoodExcellentNoneExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentClearer instructions on how to get to the buildingLecture experienceNoFemale
2017-01-27 13:42:09ApplicantTo find out how I felt about the university and if I wanted to come here .GoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentCan't think of anything, it was a really good day.I enjoyed seeing the campus. NoFemale
2017-01-27 13:04:07ApplicantAn overall summary from the students of the chemistry department and the life of a student at Birmingham university as a whole.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentN/AThe overly positive attitudes and exceptional social skills of those lecturers and students alike.YesMale
2016-12-10 19:04:40ApplicantTo find out about what its like to study chemistry at Birmingham ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentSeeing the laboratory and doing the laboratory experiments and the sample lecture. No
2016-12-10 15:36:05ApplicantTo find out more about studying Chemitry at Birmingham GoodExcellentGoodNo ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentSeeing some of the other accommodation The Sample Lecture with the interactive aspects Yes
2016-12-09 18:34:00ApplicantFind out more about the department and get to see the labs and facilities. GoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodDid not seeGoodGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryExcellentGoodI was a little surprised when I heard that I would have to attend Birmingham for an interview, as unlike at other universities it was not made clear when applying. The interview made me feel uncomfortable as I was not asked any questions about me or my personal statement, but just one extremely difficult chemistry question which at the end I was told I wasn't supposed to be able to answer. It was what you would expect if attending an interview at Oxford or Cambrige but not when it has been presented as an informal discussion. Some other people I spoke to had been asked a lot more about themselves and some simpler questions, and so I think that all interviewers need to know exactly what the brief is. It would have been nice to have been shown an actual student bedroom rather than the show flat. The admissions tutor talk was interesting and engaging and everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. No
2016-12-09 18:27:59ApplicantAn insight into the student experience of chemistry at Birmingham, as well as the facilities and opportunities available.ExcellentGoodExcellent ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentPerhaps an introduction to a greater number of staff and their research areas.The guided tour and the 'why Birmingham?' presentation.No
2016-12-09 15:35:58ApplicantGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentYes
2016-12-09 15:33:53ApplicantExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2016-12-03 13:55:41ApplicantI hoped to find out more about the way Chemistry was taught at the Univeristy of Birmingham and have another look at the facilities offered on campus. I also wanted to meet some of the academic staff in the Chemistry department. SatisfactoryDid not receiveSatisfactoryNo ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentHaving a look at more of the accommodation on offer at the vale or at another location in order to compare the different prices and facilities. Having a tour around the Chemistry department and laboratories as well as the Univeristy campus. Having a look at the Business department for those looking to do a Major/Minor may have been useful. The staff and student tour guides were very friendly and informative. The day was well organised with everyone knowing where to go. Having students at the station to take us to registration saved time and they really made me feel at ease about the interview. I liked the way the information pack I received after my interview was tailored towards the societies and activities I mentioned I was interested in joining in my personal statement. Yes
2016-12-02 16:26:32ApplicantI wanted to get a feel for the university and have an insight into the course ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI think that the day could have been improved by looking at optional modules The spectroscopy tutorial No
2016-12-02 15:46:48ApplicantExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodNo
2016-11-26 22:25:40ApplicantGet a feel for the department and see what it was like on a normal working day GoodNot ApplicableExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodYes
2016-11-25 16:11:55ApplicantInformation about the uni, course, city, accomodation, resources etc.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentSlightly more time to experience the labLab sessionNo
2016-11-25 15:40:26ApplicantTo see the department and know more about the courseGoodGoodGoodAccommodation information in the information packsGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodNo
2016-11-16 11:15:09ApplicantI was hoping to gain an insight into the department of chemistry. I wanted to see the laboratories and talk to some chemistry students about how they found the course, lecturers and what they hoped to do next.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo, I was given lots of information.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe day was well planned and covered all aspects needed.The laboratory experienceYes
2016-11-11 20:33:47ApplicantTo see the university and get a feel of what the chemistry department is like.ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodPricing of accommodation and the different types of accommodation offered (along with meal plan and self catering explination)GoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodMore information on the modules taught throughout the course and a more detailed explaination of a typical timetable for a chemistry undergraduate.The friendliness of everyone; both teachers and the students. Also the sample lecture was very good and fascinating.No
2016-11-11 18:11:12ApplicantTo decide whether birmingham is the place for me, and also to learn more about the course and academic staff ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentCould not have been better, I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!The organisation and friendliness of all the staff and students involved Yes
2016-11-11 17:53:03ApplicantTo decide whether Birmingham was the best place for me.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentThe willingness of tutors and students to help youYes
2016-11-11 15:44:01ApplicantThe facilities the university had to offer as well as what day to day life would be like.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentA more scientific and interesting practicalLunch, seeing the new facilities, friendly people Yes
2016-03-22 18:29:30ApplicantMore information about my course (chemistry with modern language) by meeting an undergraduate who was already doing it GoodGoodGoodI didn't meet an undergraduate who was doing chemistry with modern language :(GoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodI enjoyed the interview and the fact that I was given information about clubs that might have interested me, as it showed that Birmingham had paid attention to me as an individual, rather than just another offer holder. None of the other universities I visited made me feel as welcome as Birmingham did. All of the university staff and undergraduates were very kind as well, and willing to helpYes
2016-03-13 23:11:05ApplicantA general feel for the university.GoodGoodGoodNoExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodIt would have been nice if you nicely asked the sky to hold off on the rain for the day.The friendliness of the staff. Especially Andrew the postgraduate student.No
2016-03-11 16:46:51Applicanta feel for the university and departmentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2016-03-02 20:53:52ApplicantExcellentGoodGoodMay have been nice to experience canteen food to know what its like to use the facilities.GoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodA talk of a student who is in their 1st year to know what the areas like.The tour of the Uni and accommodation was very good!No
2016-02-26 16:26:17ApplicantTo find out more information about the course I what to study, and to find out more information about the university itself. GoodGoodGoodNoExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe only way it could have been improved is by allowing us to choose what activities we participated in instead of making them compulsory, as I wasn't really interested in some of the activities such as the accommodation tour There isn't a particular aspect that stands out, but I thoughroughly enjoyed the day, and found the staff very friendly and helpful. No
2016-02-22 11:40:11ApplicantSee how studying Chemistry at uni in general is likeExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentNot reallyGoodGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodMaybe it could've been a little shorter and started later.Just in general the friendliness of the staff and students.No
2016-02-22 09:28:01ApplicantA better understanding of how the university feels and to be able to make a decision of whether it was the right university for me to choose.GoodLess than SatisfactorySatisfactoryMore detailed maps to be able to access the campus more easily.GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentA visit to one of the other student accommodations to get a better idea of the range of living conditions availableNo
2016-02-21 18:12:28ApplicantTo get an idea of how students feel about choosing the University of Birmingham to study Chemistry. GoodSatisfactoryGood-GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodThe friendliness and helpfulness of staff. Having prepared adequately for the day helped to run it smoothly. The students were also able to give their honest opinions of what they liked about their course. No
2016-02-21 17:51:39ApplicantI hoped to visit the university and get to know the city of Birmingham. I also looked forward to seeing the department and had some chatting with current student and professors which I did it all.ExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI got lost when I walked out from the train station. It would be better if there are some people leading a direction for the visitors.I love the activities in the afternoon. I have gained some useful knowledge from the activities and felt very warm with the welcome of staffs and all current students. Thank you so much!No
2016-02-20 22:58:57ApplicantTo see the accommodation the university has to offer and to meet the staff. Also I wanted to have a look at the labs as these were closed when I visited on an open day.ExcellentGoodExcellentI know there was a finance talk somewhere but if a smaller talk we're to be presented it would have been very good.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentPossibly start a little bit later as it was a rush to get to from home.Possibly the interaction with tutors. They were really friendly and really took the time to answer and queries. Of course the students were brilliant too!Yes
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2016-02-20 20:11:55ApplicantTo see the labs and get a feel of how it would be like to study at Birmingham university.ExcellentGoodExcellentNoGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentHaving lunch in a university canteen instead.The campus tour and the spectroscopy tutorial.No
2016-02-20 16:28:06ApplicantThe interview, a tour of the accommodation and campus.SatisfactoryGoodExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryCould be shortened. Interview, refreshments and tours would have been fine.The tours of the campus. It's a beautiful place.No
2016-02-20 15:54:52ApplicantI hoped to get a feel for how it would be to read Chemistry at Birmingham, get an idea of the area around the uni and see some of the accommodation.SatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentMore information could have been given about the informal interview, had no idea what to expect which leaves room for a lot of anxiety. The campus tour was great, really friendly students who answered all the questions I had to ask.No
2016-02-19 15:38:01
2016-02-19 15:37:31ApplicantA feel for the uni and city. GoodGoodGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodPoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryThe interview was more intense then initially stated. Interview didn't feel informal the spectroscopy work shop was fun No
2016-02-13 13:26:15ApplicantI was hoping to gain a idea of what studying Chemistry at Birmingham would be like.ExcellentGoodExcellentNo.GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentPerhaps the day could have started later, as it meant travel became more complexed.The feeling that staff and students gave me. Everyone made me feel very welcome and it meant I felt more comfortable in engaging with students and other people.Yes
2016-02-13 11:31:42ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryExcellentGoodYes
2016-02-13 01:25:57ApplicantExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentNo
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2016-02-10 10:36:16ApplicantMore information about the university and my application ExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI was slightly nervous because I wasn't sure if I was being tested so clarification would have helped.The friendliness of the staff and students.Yes
2016-02-07 22:43:33ApplicantI was hoping to get a look around, including laboratories, campus and accommodation. Also to be told more about the course and what it is that makes Birmingham the place to come to.GoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodI was hoping to not just use the laboratories but also get a better look around and be shown more of the building. Also I would have liked to be told/shown more about equipment available (to students) such as spectrometers.I really enjoyed the spectroscopy workshop as it allowed to talk to other visitng students and it was very interesting. No
2016-02-07 12:33:23ApplicantAn insight to university life as a chemistry studentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe afternoon experiences, especially the lectureYes
2016-02-05 19:32:02ApplicantTo get a better insight into the facilities on offer, the structure of the course and the ways in which I will be taught.ExcellentPoorExcellentDirections on how to get to the Haworth building for road users entering from the eastern gate would be helpful.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentIt was my personal observation that most of the candidates were unfamiliar with NMR spectroscopy owing to our different examination boards. An activity based on content studied at AS-Level would have enabled greater participation and made the excercise more enjoyable.The friendliness and approachibility of the students and faculty alike.No
2016-02-01 08:24:34ApplicantA better insight into what life as a student at the university of birmingham would really be likeExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodPoorSatisfactoryGoodThe interview experience to be informal as mentioned in the email as supposed to a what felt like an actual interview The campus and accomodation tours and how friensdly students were Yes
2016-01-30 12:35:48ApplicantSome more information abut the course and general uni life, as I had previously been to an open day so I already knew a bit about the uni. GoodExcellentGoodNo ExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryNone that I can think would greatly change the day as overall it was very goodThe department, as the teachers and staff were all very welcoming and friendly and informative, and the students were approachable and helpful. I also enjoyed the spectroscopy workshop. Yes
2016-01-29 16:18:23ApplicantAnother chance to see the department and it's facilitiesGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodPoorSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodBits of the day like 'why birmingham' and the accomodation tour were repetative as i had seen these on an open dayLab workYes
2016-01-29 16:12:41ApplicantFind out more about the chemistry department ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2016-01-24 17:28:36ApplicantTo have an experience of what the University was like and to look around before making any more decisions.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI was very impressed by how organised the day was in general, but particularly impressed by the amount of different experiences I got to enjoy in just the one day.No
2016-01-23 09:49:00ApplicantApplicant To see if Birmingham is the right place for meGoodGoodGoodThe interview was more formal than I had expected and I therefore had not prepared.GoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentLook at more of the accommodation and give the applicants who attended alone the information that parents got e.g a finance letter to look at at homeLab experienceNo
2016-01-22 17:11:21ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodLess than SatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentMore structure on the campus tour. it was good that the student asked where we wanted to go, but when no one had any preference or anywhere in particular they wanted to go, she wasn't sure where was best to actually show us.Interviewer (admissions tutor or something like that) was really relaxed, laid back and chatty. by having this attitude it made it a lot more pleasant for me being interviewed. Also the Lab experiment was really enjoyable and the students doing it were very goodYes
2016-01-22 16:28:54ApplicantTo understand exactly what the chemistry course was like and to get a good look around the chemistry department.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI enjoyed the laboratory workshop the most and would of like to have spent longer completing the pratical.Yes
2016-01-17 09:54:16ApplicantTo see the chemistry facilities and meet the members of staff. GoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodCar parking details needed to be better organised and explained. GoodExcellentGoodDid not seeGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodParking directions, maybe different day options as both dates offered were Wednesdays.My interviewer was extremely friendly and we had a great chat about not only chemistry but also what interests me outside of academic work.Yes
2016-01-15 17:15:51ApplicantI was hoping to learn about the course and to have first hand experience to see what it is like to be a student; what experiments are done during workshops and what lectures are like. ExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentFor students who are doing a year in industry or a year abroad, what are the common companies students go to ? ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodN/AThe lecture experience, interview and laboratory experiments. No
2016-01-15 17:15:37ApplicantI was hoping to learn about the course and to have first hand experience to see what it is like to be a student; what experiments are done during workshops and what lectures are like. ExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentFor students who are doing a year in industry or a year abroad, what are the common companies students go to ? ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodN/AThe lecture experience, interview and laboratory experiments. No
2016-01-15 17:03:11ApplicantAn idea of what university life would be like at Birmingham, and if u would like to live there ExcellentPoorPoorI knew the building we were expected to go to, but it would have been nice to see some signs directing people in the right direction and where to parkGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodIt would have been better to have the lecture at the beginning, because after travelling far, by that time I was tired The campus tourNo
2015-12-15 12:42:39ApplicantI hoped to get a feel for both the course and Birmingham University as a whole.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt could have been improved by showing accommodation outside the Vale.I was impressed by the amount of activities we got to do to get a feel of the University and its course.Yes
2015-12-11 16:18:18ApplicantTo gain i deeper insight into university life at Birmingham and have a one to one chat with the tutors.ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentPerhaps have a mixture of undergraduates not all 3rd and 4th years so we can get a better understanding of the student voice across all years of the course.The enquiry based learning, and the viewing of the accommodation.Yes
2015-12-11 16:07:32ApplicantNot ApplicableNot ApplicableNot ApplicableExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentLess repetition from the open day Friendliness and insight information from student helpersYes
2015-12-05 23:46:22ApplicantAn offer. Confirmation of whether I could see myself studying at Birmingham ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodMore time with our accompanying guests - lunch with them maybe?The lecture experience Yes
2015-12-05 00:01:42ApplicantTo get a feel for the Chiemistry department and what the lecturers were like. As I had been to the Univeristy before, just not the Chemistry department. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNothing was missed out.GoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe spectroscopy workshop could've been a little harder. The pole system during a lecture, to see whether the majority of the class understood the topic. No
2015-11-22 17:01:11GuestA more in depth view of the department and the course.ExcellentLess than SatisfactoryGoodWe emailed & phone to request information about where to park on campus but although we were promised a response by email, we did not receive this prior to the day.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentMore information about the parking in advance.The attention to detail and care taken to give the students a real experience of life as a student in the department. The interview was also a positive experience and made the students feel that they were being treated as individuals and not just part of a large group.Yes
2015-11-21 09:26:48ApplicantI was hoping to get a feel for the university and whether I would feel comfortable living and studying at Birmingham. I also wanted to see the accommodation and the Chemistry Department.ExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIf the hours/day could be adjusted to that people travelling a long distance don't have to take days off school and parents don't have to take days off work.How friendly everyone was including staff and current students.No
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2015-11-20 19:09:00ApplicantAn idea of what the chemistry department and the labs are like. As well as what current students think of the course.ExcellentGoodExcellentNo.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentMore information on the cost of living and accommodation.The sample lecture.Yes
2015-11-15 19:52:32ApplicantA better idea of what the university had to offer. Course details. More details about accommodation. ExcellentGoodGoodDetailed list of accommodation prices and to be shown around more of the differing accommodation.ExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe friendliness of the staff and students.Yes
2015-11-15 11:23:40ApplicantA better idea of what it would be like to study Chemistry specifically at Birmingham ExcellentDid not receiveGoodBetter directions to the Chemistry buildingGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodA chance to have a Q&A session with current students maybe?The laboratory experience because I wasn't anticipating that we would be doing anything in the labs on a visit day like this Yes
2015-11-13 15:38:09ApplicantI hoped to gain more information about studying a Chemistry degree, particularly at Birmingham and also hoped to find out more about the university itself. ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe "Why Birmingham talk was excellent" but perhaps more information about the content in the course could have been included. The friendliness of both the staff and the student helpers, all of whom made us feel very welcome and answered my many questions! Especially in the interview, I was very nervous because it was a new experience for me but the interviewer made me feel very comfortable. Yes
2015-03-27 13:11:50ApplicantA more detailed looked into the institution where my future will be shaped. GoodGoodExcellentNoGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentI don't feel you could have. The laboratory experiment and the spectroscopy tutorial. No
2015-03-27 04:45:57ApplicantA better understanding of the course.GoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodYes
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2015-03-26 23:10:37ApplicantExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodThe lab work was really interesting and a fun activity. No
2015-03-26 23:04:20ApplicantThe Campus and overall feel of the university.SatisfactoryGoodGood-Talk about the societies. SatisfactoryLess than SatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGood-A more through tour of the campus. -More information on life outside the campus.-Interview -WorkshopsNo
2015-03-26 12:45:43ApplicantAn understanding of how chemistry is taught at BirminghamExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSeeing the NMR, mass spectrometry and x ray diffraction instrumentsYes
2015-03-26 12:16:28ApplicantI greater insight into teaching, lectures and chemistry at the uni. ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI don't think It could've. Mass spec workshop and tours. No
2015-03-05 17:20:22ApplicantA tour of the campus and a chance to discuss my application and to view the facilities. I feel that these were alol addressed on the day.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentPerhaps a better laboratory experiment, or demonstrations campus tour of the grounds, and the spectroscopy problem Yes
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2015-02-25 23:23:02ApplicantI wanted to get a general look at the university and its facilities and also what it would be like to study chemistry at Birmingham. ExcellentGoodSatisfactorynoSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodId have appreciated it if we could have viewed more apartments as i only saw one on suite apartment I think i was most impressed by the chemistry lecture we did at the end, getting a preview of what we would be doing if we start next year i think that was very interesting. Also the spectroscopy workshop we did was very fun and educational as well i learnt something new from there. i appreciated thatNo
2015-02-25 19:25:43ApplicantThere were a lot of thing I was hoping before the arrival. GoodLess than SatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryI haven't done spectroscopy yet in my school, so that was difficult in a group work. All things are fine. Experiment in a lab was fun.No
2015-02-19 20:31:01Applicantto see the University and see how the course was taught/experience a small part of the UniversityExcellentGoodExcellentDirections to the specific building (thankfully there was a guide at the train station), or a mention of the building that I had to go to.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNothingThat I got to experience what going to University at Birmingham would be like ect. Sample lecture, Workshop and Laboratory session. No other interview/application days I have been to have done anything like that. Really helped to calm my worries about coping in lectures ect.No
2015-02-19 15:56:53ApplicantFor an interview and to find out more about the course.GoodGoodGoodNoGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodThe spectroscopy tutorial and the sample lecture.Yes
2015-02-19 13:59:49ApplicantTo find out more about chemistry at the university if Birmingham and recognise if I could see myself as a student in Birmingham ExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe talk on 'why Birmingham' was extremely generic and typical of many other universities. Either skip that part or condense more See more accommodation The student ambassador was very friendly and helpful, so we're all of the staff, especially the senior admissions tutorYes
2015-02-19 11:51:12ApplicantTo decide which of the universities I received offers from had the environment I was looking for.ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNo
2015-02-12 10:39:39ApplicantExcellentLess than SatisfactorySatisfactoryParking information was out of date and confusing. GoodGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2015-02-11 17:29:46ApplicantA good insight into the day to day life as a chemistry student.ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentWelcome to the university Yes
2015-02-09 13:06:29GuestUnderstand as a parent what life at University would be like for my son.GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentCar parking.The enthusiasm of staff and students.Yes
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2015-02-07 15:27:33ApplicantJust more information about the course and Birmingham itself. I also wanted to find out more about career prospects, after graduating. ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe sample lecture was really interesting and informative. I felt that it gave me a good feel of what it would be like to be studying here. I was impressed by how friendly the students and staff were. The overall day, gave me a good insight into the university and how it would be like to be a student here.Yes
2015-02-05 17:38:19ApplicantSee the facilities available in the department of chemistry, view the facilities on the campus, see some of the accomodation and speak to students. ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentLess than SatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSample lecture confused my understanding of chirality, I found the hand explanation rather odd. There could have been a more thorough explanation before the laboratory experience on the science, however the summary sheet at the end did cover this. Interview lacked direction, felt slightly uncomfortable. Overall everyone was very helpful, all questions answered. The spectroscopy tutorial was enjoyable, tutor was very enthusiastic as well as informative. The beauty of the campus and enthusiasm of everyone involved in the day. Yes
2015-02-05 16:31:26ApplicantGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodThe kindness of staff and pupils and the way they could answer every question I askedNo
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2015-02-05 13:55:47ApplicantI was hoping to see more of the facilities offered by the university and the department.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe day could have been improved if the campus tour was able to show the facilities within the library.I was most impressed by the sample lecture, which gave me an experience of what it would be like to study at The University of Birmingham.Yes
2015-02-05 13:08:06ApplicantTo become familiar with the campus and the facilities provided. A better understanding of what the teaching is like. Get an insight of what the course will be like. ExcellentGoodExcellentN/AGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGetting a good insight of what university life will be like, this was gained from the helpfulness of current students, advice/information/friendliness provided from the sraff, an example lecture, lab experience and accommodation visit. Yes
2015-02-01 15:00:46ApplicantAn idea of what the University of Birmingham was like Find out about the Chemistry Department and course content Get an overview of the University to help me get a feel what it was like to study thereGoodGoodGoodnoExcellentSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodno - fully met expectationsfriendliness and professionalism of staff and students 0- nothing was too much trouble - many thanksNo
2015-01-30 14:22:47ApplicantGoodLess than SatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodYes
2015-01-29 21:24:06ApplicantExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodDid not seeSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentIf we looked around to see more labsNo
2015-01-29 10:38:07ApplicantGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodNo
2015-01-29 09:53:42GuestTo be able to get a better impression of the university campus, the city, and the accommodation. Also, to found out more about the course and how it is structured. ExcellentExcellentGoodDid not seeGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentMore time to experience the different activities.The spectroscopy tutorial; I particularly enjoyed combining all aspects of spectroscopy together to identify an unknown compound using limited resources. No
2015-01-29 09:37:23ApplicantAn overview of the Chemistry department how I may possibly be living for the next 4 years, and be able to introduce myself to my possible tutorsSatisfactoryExcellentGoodIn the first email concerning the day's activities we were told that tours of accommodation would last until 4.30, however no one notified us of the change of timetable so we were waiting for quite a while in Birmingham to catch a late train when really we could have made a much earlier train. It wasn't a problem for us as we had some extra time to explore the city, but for future applicants this might be useful!ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe day itself ran smoothly and enjoyably, no need for improvement I was really impressed by the campus and the friendliness of students showing us around. I enjoyed the spectroscopy exercise, it was a good way to experience working with other applicants who I may work with in the future No
2015-01-28 22:41:54ApplicantAn in depth look at the department and insight to the courseExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodThe tutorialYes
2015-01-28 22:15:41ApplicantExperience about what it's like to live and study at Birmingham, and what Birmingham had to offer, in terms of chemistry, that is unique and therfore a reason to choose Birmingham over elsewhereExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentA little more time for lunch and therefore to chat to current students easily as a groupThe lab experience and interactive talk on studying chemistry at BirminghamYes
2015-01-28 21:11:37ApplicantGet a feel for the university and see if I would enjoy studying there ExcellentGoodExcellentNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentThe organisation and I really enjoyed the workshop on spectroscopy Yes
2015-01-28 20:34:32ApplicantI hoped to gain a further insight into what studying Chemistry at Birmingham could lead to in the future and also what a typical week may look likeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI was impressed with how efficiently and punctually run the activities wereYes
2015-01-28 20:27:24ApplicantBetter idea of what the university is likeNot ApplicableGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodYes
2015-01-28 19:57:02ApplicantMeet Staff and see accommodationExcellentNot ApplicableExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentN/aThe friendliness of the staffNo
2015-01-23 19:45:46GuestTo give my son a view of an alternative university to his top choice.SatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryThe information about car parks presented on different documents conflicted so there was some confusion. The information about car park tickets appeared to be inaccurate.ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodDid not seeSatisfactoryDid not seeExcellentGoodvisit to the student union would have been useful. a talk about student finance, loans etc would have been usefulDifficult to narrow down to 1 thing. The whole experience on the day was excellent. The staff were welcoming and enthusiastic. The organisation was excellent. I was initially unsure of the value to parents when split up from the students but this did work very well, giving parents more of a chance to share views and experience. I suspect it worked better for the students also, who received a more realistic university experience. Prior to the day both myself and my son had selected Warwick as his top choice, but the day at Birmingham has changed that mind and we would both be extremely pleased if he could attend Birmingham.No
2015-01-23 17:44:31GuestTo learn more about what Birmingham's Chemistry Dept has to offer.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentThe warmth of the welcome in the Department and the way in which the students talked about their experiences.No
2015-01-22 16:09:16ApplicantMore information about the course and to meet some of the other students who may potentially be on the same course as me.GoodExcellentExcellentVisits to some of the other accommodationGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentA more detailed tour of the labsI enjoyed talking to the current students and I liked how the parents and students spent the day separately as it meant that nobody knew anyone, giving us the opportunity to talk and get to know one anotherYes
2015-01-22 12:22:24ApplicantMore information about studying chemistry at Birmingham University and about life at Birmingham in general.GoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentBetter lab session. e.g. Something fun AND interesting. Making coloured alginate beads, while mildly entertaining, wasn't that interesting. If the session was accompanied by some explanation of what's happening and how its happening then it would have been a more valuable experience.Why study at Birmingham? talkNo
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2015-01-22 08:19:19ApplicantExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe lab experiment Yes
2015-01-21 22:04:26ApplicantTo learn more about the course and the universityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt was very good I don't think it could have been improvedVery cliché but all of it!No
2015-01-21 18:59:40ApplicantA good idea of what the university is like, as well as the department.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe sample lectureNo
2015-01-21 18:59:36ApplicantMore knowledge of the university and the course and a chance to meet the university lecturers.GoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodThe friendly nature of the staff.Yes
2015-01-16 10:31:42ApplicantExperience a taster of university life and a feel for the department through the department tours etc, more than just attending an open day.GoodExcellentSatisfactoryMore information about the details of the interview process so I could feel more relaxed talking one on one with the member of staff. ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSeeing more of the different options for accommodation on the tour. The staff and students were extremely friendly and were very helpful in answering questions that I had, especially from a student's perspective. The students in lab coats were very useful, didn't have to worry about getting lost from the train station. I enjoyed the lecture and talks using the clickers, especially as they were anonymous.Yes
2015-01-15 17:23:52ApplicantTo get a feel for the university, by touring the chemistry department and labs, campus and accommodation. Also to talk to current students and staff to ask questions about the course and the university in general. ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentGood Applicants could spend more of the day with parents/carers e.g. the tours and lunchThe tours as I thought the university was really nice and impressive; also the lab experiment No
2015-01-14 21:31:37ApplicantA reminder of why I chose to apply to Birmingham and a review of what it might be like to be a student there.GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodYes
2015-01-14 21:04:05ApplicantTo see if I liked the university.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentPractical lab work.Yes
2015-01-14 19:03:14GuestAn insight to how chemistry is taught and facilities and options available to students looking to take a chemistry degree course.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeGoodDid not seeExcellentExcellentHow well the day was organised and how friendly and helpful all of the staff and students were. Yes
2015-01-14 18:40:51ApplicantI was hoping to gain a better insight into chemistry at Birmingham and get to know current staff and stufents alike a bit better and get a real feel for what environment I might be working in.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentHow relaxed and easy to talk to all the staff and students where to speak to and the detail of information given in a short space of time.Yes
2015-01-14 18:19:08ApplicantA better understanding of the courseExcellentExcellentExcellentNo ExcellentExcellentDid not seeGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe tour guide SarahYes
2014-12-15 08:48:00ApplicantA better understanding of how the course works, a taster of the kind of things I could expect to encounter if I decide to come to the university (such as lectures and the campus itself), and of course the short interview with a member of staff to give me some experience and hopefully ensure my offer.GoodExcellentGoodNo, I had all the information I needed.GoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentPossibly some more time in the labs to gain some further experience.The campus tour was great, and I also enjoyed the lecture experience.Yes
2014-12-14 10:09:34ApplicantTo visit tbe delarment again and to meet the staff to see if it was a place i wanted to study. Also i the wanted to see how easy it is to travel to birmingham on the train.ExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodthe tour of campus, due to getting lots of extra information I would not have got without the student being there.Yes
2014-12-13 12:53:00ApplicantGenerally what we recieved.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodThe campus in general.No
2014-12-12 18:38:43ApplicantGetting to meet some of the lecturers etc. and getting a sense of Birmingham University as a place. ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentA tour of the undergraduate teaching labs/chemistry department would have been useful. The sample lecture. Yes
2014-12-11 20:31:57ApplicantTo find out more about the University particularly from a students' point of view.ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe Spectroscopy tutorial impressed me the most.Yes
2014-12-11 18:15:40ApplicantA greater knowledge of the campus and accommodation around the departmentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodThe accommodation at the Vale was very impressive and I particularly enjoyed the spectroscopy workshop.Yes
2014-12-10 21:43:46ApplicantSee it in comparison to the other universities. And to help it to make my choice between here and another university which I was stuck between.GoodExcellentExcellentWhen I was first sent an email, there wasn't the beginning time for the event written down. As someone who had to sort out travel arrangements, this was awkward because we weren't sure if we would need to come down the night before. However, when I picked a date for the visit, it then gave me the time. If this could somehow be put with the options of the date, this would be more helpful.GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodNot much to improve. Maybe a little more information on what equipment they have available in labs?I was actually really nervous about the interview before-hand, but enjoyed it a little once it started as it was more of a chat, which was actually really helpful.Yes
2014-12-10 21:29:22ApplicantTo get a better feel for the university, its campus and its expectations. ExcellentGoodGoodEmail copy of map and car parking details for better ease of arrival.GoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentThe colours talk No
2014-12-10 20:18:53ApplicantI was hoping to find out about the specifics of the course I applied for - MSci Chemistry with Pharmacology - and to learn about the facilities at the university, both academic and accommodation. ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryDid not seeGoodGoodExcellentExcellentMore opportunities to see library facilities and visit the GuildInteractive talks and lectures. Andy was a great representative of the School and the University, very helpful and friendly.Yes
2014-12-10 20:17:34ApplicantVisit the labs and other facilities on campus.ExcellentGoodExcellentYes. Whether Welsh Bacc was part of the offer for the Chemistry courses.SatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodPresent the interactive why Chemistry and why Birmingham in the lecture theatre so screen can be seen more easily.Accommodation Yes
2014-12-10 20:02:51ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe spectroscopy workshop I really enjoyed and found it useful the interactive lecture was also interesting. Yes
2014-12-04 12:20:57ApplicantTo see the campus and find out more about the course.ExcellentLess than SatisfactoryGoodTour of chemistry departmentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSpectroscopy workshop and laboratory tutorialNo
2014-12-04 12:07:56ApplicantAccomodation, learning more about student life and what uni life would be likeGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentMaybe more breaks, it was a little exhausting!Playing with alginate and Ca2+ ions and making gelsNo
2014-12-04 11:44:09ApplicantA feel for the uni, the facilities and the quality of teaching staff.SatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodInfo on the interview, informal chat isn't too clear and I wasn't really sure what to expect.GoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodMore drinks breaks for studentsThe interview, although it wasn't what I was expecting, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot about the university and the courseNo
2014-12-04 10:58:14ApplicantAn offerGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryTour of each accommodation Lecture was good Yes
2014-12-03 22:56:02ApplicantGet a feel for Birmingham and the chemistry school. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-12-03 22:35:12ApplicantA chance to revisit the university during term time to actually see what the university and department had to offer. Sometimes open days don't give a realistic view of what the university is really like on a day to day basisGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-12-03 22:07:14GuestSeeing the chemistry department and meeting students. Discussion about the prospectsExcellentExcellentExcellentNoSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeSatisfactorySatisfactoryWhy Birmingham??Yes
2014-12-03 21:33:12Applicantan overview of the department, a successful interviewGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodBetter time managementthe spectroscopy workshopYes
2014-12-03 21:17:46ApplicantAn offer. Finding out about the chemistry department.GoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodClearer directions from the building entrances to the meet and greet area. The lab session and the campus tour.Yes
2014-12-03 20:53:58ApplicantSee all the facilities Birmingham had to offer.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodDid not seeGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentLess walking around.Lecture, lab experiment and tour of accomodation and campus.No
2014-12-03 20:39:35Applicantmore information about the course at bhamExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentmore time for the campus tour possibly the enthusiasm of the students and staff, and the ability to experience what the course would really be likeYes
2014-12-02 23:24:48ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentI was very impressed with the Campus tour, very informative with a very friendly interesting tour guide. Additionally, all the staff were very friendly and warm. The talk was also very interesting and engaging. Moreover, it was very well organised . Yes
2014-12-02 22:44:24ApplicantA greater insight into the Chemistry department at Birmingham and to see what the Chemistry/Universiity facilities were like. Also to find out a little bit more about the city.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo, I thought that everything was covered very well.ExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentI thought it was great!I really enjoyed the tutorial and the interview. Also, seeing the accommodation was great as well. No
2014-11-27 17:19:43ApplicantExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodlunch could be improved...the commendation... the Vale looks very goodNo
2014-11-26 21:40:50ApplicantI was hoping to get a general feel for the university and to experience what studying there may be like. I was also hoping to speak to members of staff and current students about aspects of the course. I thought that it was a good opportunity to find out about the course and university life from a students point of view.ExcellentGoodGoodThere was nothing extra to add but it would have been nice to have had a confirmed offer before leaving (I do however understand that this may not have been possible!) GoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodI thought that the day was really well structured and for the majority of the time we were occupied and were not left standing alone. I did feel a bit uncomfortable when I arrived as I came alone and felt a bit awkward in knowing where to sit/who to sit by etc.Overall I was really impressed with the day, despite feeling nervous beforehand I was made to feel really comfortable throughout the day. All the staff and students were really friendly and seemed very happy to answer any questions. I especially liked how relaxed the interview was, it made the experience a lot less stressful than expected and gave me the opportunity to specifically discuss my application. I cannot stress enough how pleasantly suprised I was with how enjoyable and relaxed the day was, being a person prone to worrying it really was lovely! Yes
2014-11-26 20:56:16ApplicantExperience of chemistry.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodHot food.Lecture Yes
2014-11-26 20:42:43Applicant-Learn more about the course and what type of work we would be doing during our studies. -Have a feel about what it's like to study/live at University of Birmingham. -See what it is like in the Chemistry Department.GoodGoodExcellentMaybe just a booklet of the course details - ie what are the modules we will be doing within physical, organic and inorganic chemistry.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentLess than SatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodMaybe a little bit tight on time regarding getting to see everything.The lecture at the end by Dr Melanie Britton. The problem solving session before my interview. Friendliness of the students during the "Welcome and Registration"Yes
2014-11-21 09:40:49GuestA feel for the campus and the department, what facilities are available and quality of teaching laboratoriesSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodDid not seeSatisfactoryDid not seeGoodDid not seeYes
2014-11-20 18:13:43ApplicantThe burning questions that I never thought to bring up on the open day.ExcellentExcellentGoodNo.SatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodIf the day was to start at 11, then I would be able to get a later train that would be off peak and would therefore be cheaper. But other than that, I cannot suggest anything else.The sheer amount of students at staff willing to help out on the day.Yes
2014-11-20 10:55:09ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-11-20 10:31:37ApplicantI was hoping to meet some of the staff and talk to current students.ExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodI really enjoyed the spectroscopy session and the relaxed atmosphere of the interview.Yes
2014-11-20 08:36:17ApplicantI expected the staff and students to answer all my questions regarding to my course, living as a student and the University itself. I hoped that I could feel how it is like to be a student at Birmingham and see if this is a place for me. GoodExcellentExcellentCost of living and some more information on how to cope on the first year (cooking, money ect). GoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentTo be able to access more places at the University. The lab experience and the tours. I really liked the students, they were very approachable and friendly.No
2014-11-19 19:59:08ApplicantTo get more of an idea about what studying Chemistry at Birmingham would be like.ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe Laboratory Experiment.Yes
2014-11-19 19:53:06ApplicantAn insight into what it was like to be a Chemistry Student at Birmingham and also to get an overview of every aspect of student life at Birmingham GoodGoodGoodNoExcellentGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodPotentially the chance to look round more than one type of accommodation.The Lab session and the Spectroscopy Tutorial Yes
2014-11-19 18:51:36ApplicantExperience the university, meet fellow potential students, and learn a bit more about student accommodation.ExcellentGoodGoodNo, it was well organised.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodOverall I was very impressed, both with activities and tours - particularly the interactive lab work and spectroscopy tutorial - and with the staff and students who guided and talked to us. They were friendly and interesting to talk to, a very welcoming atmosphere.Yes
2014-11-19 18:51:31ApplicantA better feel for the university, particularly the chemistry department. To learn more about the chemistry department's methods of teaching. ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodThe friendliness of everyone in the chemistry department. It is the most friendly university I have visited. Yes
2014-11-19 18:05:12ApplicantWhat the chemistry labs were like and the mentality of the tutors was likeExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeExcellentGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodHappiness of the tutors and studentsNo
2014-11-19 17:25:15ApplicantTo know more about the university and to know how you can be part of the huge community GoodSatisfactoryExcellentNoGoodExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentExcellentBetter range of food Everything was perfect Yes
2014-11-17 19:47:56ApplicantI was hoping to gain an insight into what it would be like to be a chemistry student at the University of Birmingham. I really enjoyed all aspects of the day, especially the physical chemistry lecture and the spectroscopy workshop. The lab session was great fun too and both the accommodation and campus tours were very insightful.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo, I do not feel as if there was any information missing. I really appreciated the information packs sent out by post with campus maps and instructions on how to get to the University.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThis was a brilliant visit day and I do not feel that it could have been improved in any way!I was very impressed with how the day was organised and the clear programme that was given to applicants. I really liked the fact that we were able to experience the different ways in which a chemistry student would be taught at Birmingham: through lectures, workshops and lab sessions. The professor who interviewed me was also very impressive. I had a thoroughly enjoyable visit day, thank you very much!No
2014-11-13 16:13:33ApplicantWhether or not Birmingham was right for me to go to.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodThe campus and accommodation tours.No
2014-11-13 12:57:48ApplicantI wanted to be able to look round the campus and Chemistry department again and talk to current undergraduates about their experiences at universityExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentIt would have been nice to have a slightly longer campus tour and see more of the accommodation. Also more time spent on the spectroscopy workshop as some of us hadn't covered some of the methods yet. An ice breaker activity at the beginning might have been nice so we could introduce ourselves and get talking to the other applicants.The undergraduates that I spoke impressed me as they were able to talk about the university and their experiences really well. Also the print outs in the information packs based on our interests was also really thoughtful!Yes
2014-11-13 09:37:20ApplicantInformation about accomodation and a look aroundExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-11-13 08:46:40ApplicantAn understanding of what it's like to study chemistry at Birmingham The experience of commuting to the universityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentThe friendliness of staff and studentsYes
2014-11-13 08:14:48ApplicantGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodNo
2014-11-12 22:19:04ApplicantMore information about how the department works also find out about Birmingham universities accommodation, extra activities and teaching and learning at Birmingham.GoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodTiming seemed to be an issue for fitting things in would have been nice if it were longer to accommodate for this it would have meant that the day wouldn't have felt as rushed in certain parts but again overall experience was brilliant.Friendliness of staff and students as well as every question I could think of being answered throughout the day with the whole day being overall fun and exciting.Yes
2014-11-12 21:59:07ApplicantTo get a better feel of the university and what the chemistry school has to offer, as well as to gather a bit more information on the course and whether it would be right for me.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentN/AThe Lab session was very well structured and particularly interesting, though the rest of the day was also very good! The friendliness of all the staff and students was also excellent, and I felt very welcomed by everyone throughout the whole day.Yes
2014-11-12 21:16:52ApplicantOverview of the university from student & staff perspective To see for myself if I could see myself studying & investing Parr of my life thereExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeExcellentGoodDid not seeGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentA longer interview?(More than one) Very friendly students & faculty (we felt very welcome & that any questions or help could be asked for) Interview - just as stated, informal & non interrogative: instead enjoyable & fascinating We were well prepared for the day tooNo
2014-11-12 20:33:27ApplicantFind out the breakdown of the course structure and ask the admissions tutors any questions I had. Also to visit the labs at the University. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodHad a longer lab session. The friendliness of the interviewer and the fact that they made me feel relaxed and were easy to talk to. Yes
2014-11-12 20:32:18ApplicantInformarion on what its like to study at birminghamExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentLoved doing the spectroscopy workshopYes
2014-11-12 20:31:31ApplicantNothing in particularExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodA more stimulating Laboratory ExperimentThe Friendliness of the staff and student helpers, everyone was very enthusiastic.No
2014-11-12 17:57:24GuestN.B. This is a test entry from Mark.. Check out the campus and school GoodSatisfactoryExcellentA parking permitExcellentGoodSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryPoorDid not seeExcellentGoodSatisfactoryLess than SatisfactoryHard to improve on perfectionDr Read's humourYes
2014-03-28 09:21:06ApplicantFind out more about the university and lecturers and see the campus ExcellentGoodGoodNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe campus tourNo
2014-03-27 19:58:00ApplicantMore information about the course and university accommodation details.GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt was a nice fun welcome day, can't think of anything to say about the improvement. A lot for example: Laboratory experiment, spectroscopy tutorial, accommodation tour, uni tour as well as lunch and refreshments.No
2014-03-27 11:19:20ApplicantGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentthe laboratory experimentNo
2014-03-17 14:44:04ApplicantI was hoping to see accommodation, labs and equipment.ExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt would've been nice to see the sporting facilities.The friendliness of the staff an students. The research equipment. Yes
2014-03-11 17:55:39ApplicantMore information about the course and the University. To also speak to people on the course.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentThe friendliness of the students and the staff. Yes
2014-03-08 10:32:37ApplicantA sense of whether i would fit in at Birmingham. To have a look at the labs.GoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentLab experimentNo
2014-03-06 10:12:51Applicantinfo about the actual course, chance to talk to students and chance to talk to leactures.GoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentallow a bit more time for campus tour, other then that I do not think it could go any better.the interviewNo
2014-03-03 13:26:37ApplicantI was hoping not only to get a feel for Birmingham University as a whole, but to understand the course that I was applying for.ExcellentExcellentExcellentI only had a slight problem with the day. I am applying for the foundation year, and I feel that it might have been slightly left out the day as most students where from A level. This also caused a little bit of a mix up in molecule work session we conducted, I felt slightly left out due to not knowing the as much of the content as them. I understand that the majority are A level and it is hard to address everyone.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentslightly more information on the foundation degree.As a whole I really enjoyed the whole day. The students were helpful and the admission tutors were very informative. I enjoyed the tour of the campus and accommodation the most. No
2014-02-24 11:04:20ApplicantA 'feel' of the campus. Knowledge of the current research being done by staff. Knowledge of what student life is like.GoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe hands on work in the lab.Yes
2014-02-23 17:34:59ApplicantAn overall feel of the university, to see the facilities and campus in detail, and to meet staff and past students.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSeeing the whole university in detail, and the laboratory and spectroscopy workshops.No
2014-02-23 13:33:05GuestTo see the Chemistry Department and to see how the University had changed since I was a student there.GoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentThe students providing the tours were very genuine in their enthusiasm for the University and the department. Had a very enjoyable and informative day. Thank you.No
2014-02-22 10:56:04ApplicantTo experience what it would be like to be a chemistry student at the University of Birmingham. GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentWorking in the labs and how happy the current students were. Yes
2014-02-21 20:58:18ApplicantExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNo
2014-02-20 20:49:21ApplicantUnderstanding of how the course would be taught, a view of accommodation and the whole campus and an insight into student life.ExcellentExcellentGoodViews and opinions of students currently doing the courseExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe whole day was spent separated from our parent(s)/guest(s), which was good during the Admissions Tutor's presentation, Sample lecture, Spectroscopy Tutorial, Laboratory Experiment and Interview. However it would have been nice to be able to be with them during the tours and lunch, being separated from them for the whole day meant I couldn't discuss anything with them throughout.The staff and student helpers were very welcoming and friendly and the other applicants were very social. A group of us exchanged numbers at the end of the day.No
2014-02-20 18:10:41ApplicantA good sense of what life would be like at the university as a whole as well as as a student at the school of chemistry.GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentThe overall friendliness of the staff and students stood out as it made me feel very welcome and comfortable. The relationships between staff and students also stood out as being very friendly which made the school of chemistry seem like a very nice place to be a part of.No
2014-02-20 17:45:32ApplicantMore information regarding the course and the extra curricular activities available at BirminghamExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThis might just be me, but I can't stand mayonnaise, so there wasn't much in the way of sandwiches or wraps that I could have for the dinner.The interview. A fantastic opportunity to chat about the course and chemistry in generalYes
2014-02-20 14:23:40ApplicantI generally wanted to gain a good overview of the course structure, and a chance to ask questions from firsthand point of view, from the undergraduates and the third year/further doctoral research students. I also wanted to experience what chemistry would be like, as a student which was offered in the form of a lecture. Overall I feel the day did answer most of my questions.ExcellentGoodExcellentNo.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI would have liked the lecture to be a bit longer to fully experience what a proper 1 hour lecture would feel like, i.e the speed of the lecturer, amount of content covered and some general advice on how to refine note taking skills and study skills.I really liked my interview, as I felt that it was a great opportunity for me to discuss my intentions for applying to Birmingham. Especially with a member of staff that shared the same interests as me, gave the whole experience a different light. I feel the conversations flowed as I was able to directly share my areas of interests with the tutor. No
2014-02-20 12:02:17ApplicantTo see the beautiful campus and what the course had to offer with its lectures and lab work. Also I wanted to see the city as well as the chemistry lectures and students on their view on there time at Birmingham University and what it has to offer.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentThe friendliness of the staff and students were amazingly impressive as well as the activities Birmingham University gave us such as the quiz on the noble peace winners as well as the spectroscopy tutorial and practice. Yes
2014-02-20 11:33:22ApplicantI was hoping to have a tour of the campus, the chemistry laboratories and to get a feeling of what life at the university would be like.GoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI would have liked a tour of the undergraduate laboratories so we could have seen where we would be doing most of our lab work.Seeing the other facilities available to the students like the sports hall and the guild of students.No
2014-02-20 09:56:24ApplicantLearn more about the uni and uni lifeGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-02-20 08:47:50ApplicantAn offerExcellentGoodGoodNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentMore friendly interviewer Campus tourNo
2014-02-19 22:23:48ApplicantI was hoping to discover the type of facilities and find out what the Chemisyry course would be like.ExcellentExcellentExcellentMore information on personal tutors and topic tutors ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentAccomodation , The lab experiment was really enjoyable and fun. Using the response remote to pick an answer to a question was very fun as it enabled applicants to interact and challenge their knowledge. Yes
2014-02-19 21:44:45ApplicantTo learn more about the course, and to see the campus.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe group activityYes
2014-02-18 16:07:55ApplicantTo get a good understanding of what the university was like, to have a chance to see the labs and meet some of the lecturers and current students, and to have my interview requested by the university before an offer was made.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe chance to see a wider range of accommodation available at Birmingham, rather than just one.The interview with the lecturer.Yes
2014-02-15 17:20:22GuestWanted to see the Uni and department for a second time to gain a deeper appreciation of what they had to offer my daughter.(Had already visited last year). Wanted to help my daughter answer any remaining questions she might have and decide if she could see herself studying here.ExcellentGoodGoodNo, quite happy.ExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentSunshine!Helpful, friendly staff and students. Everyone had time to answer questions and make you feel valued. Impressed by tour of labs and equipment.Yes
2014-02-14 17:38:37ApplicantA taster of what it would be like to study Chemistry at Birmingham and also the chance to speak to current students about their thoughts/experiences. And also to see more of the chemistry department/facilities and the campus in general. ExcellentGoodGoodNo the day was well organised, it was just a shame I was late and missed the tour of the campus and accommodation. ExcellentDid not seeGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodThe friendliness of the staff and students and the well-organised activities of the day. I found the taster lecture really interesting. Yes
2014-02-14 13:36:52ApplicantTo see if the university of Birmingham was the right university for me. I wanted to learn a bit about the city as well as the university. In addition I wanted to know a little bit more about the course and what I would be doing if I was to choose the university of Birmingham.GoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentThe aspect that impressed me the most was the fact that I got all the information from the day that I wanted and everyone involved in the day was enthusiastic as well as helpful. Yes
2014-02-13 17:36:35ApplicantGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentDid not seeYes
2014-02-13 11:29:26ApplicantMore of a feel for life at birmingham uni. to understand how the finance and accommodation works. To have an insight on what the chemistry course i picked would involve.GoodGoodGoodFinance. I still don't know how i would apply for my student loan.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-02-12 21:56:58Applicantto see what the chemistry department have to offer. The facility in the building and the type of teaching and structure of the course. To see what is like in Birmingham university such as the campus and what accommodations is there.ExcellentGoodExcellentMore lab time experience, being able to see a bit more of the lab or maybe seeing the chemistry carrying out an experiment.ExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentExcellentspend more time doing an experiment and talking through the lab equipments is available at Birmingham university.The campus tour and the high tech equipment but also the friendliness of the stuffs and the chemistry students. The structure of the whole was well planned and thought through.No
2014-02-12 20:46:04ApplicantTo get a chance to learn more about the course through the interview and the current students. Also gain knowledge and a feel of the university through the campus tour. Also a chance to have an interview with a member of staff.GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodI feel that many important aspects were covered during the day giving all the vital information needed. For example the campus and department tour. This was very important for me as i intend in staying in university accomidation. The spectroscopy workshop gave a good opportunity to meet people. The lecture experience provided an insight into the teaching methods and the lab experience was simple and enjoyable and to have all this in one day was impressive. On top of this students and staff were very welcoming and friendly and were informative. So I wouldn't necessarily say that anything needed improving.The campus tour was enjoyable and important to me as I hadn't had the chance to view the campus as a whole during the open day. Yes
2014-02-12 20:33:09Applicant-Tour of the university and chemistry department - Better perspective of what it is like to be a chemistry student at the university - Better understanding of the course structure - meet other prospective studentsExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt would have been nice if for lunch there was an option to have hot food. Other than that, everything was brilliant.I liked how welcoming and friendly everyone was. The lecturers I spoke to were all very enthusiastic about the subject and where very eager to share their knowledge. The event was very organised and there was never a dull moment. Yes
2014-02-10 08:27:40ApplicantFind out more infromation and about the course and accommodationExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe practical experimentYes
2014-02-10 08:27:14ApplicantFind out more infromation and about the course and accommodationExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe practical experimentYes
2014-02-06 14:47:51ApplicantExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentNo
2014-02-06 13:12:41Guesta general overview of the university, the course requirements and a look at the accommodationExcellentExcellentExcellentNo, all the information we needed was provided prior to the AVD. I only attended for half a day, but I was very impressed with all the facilities ExcellentGoodExcellentDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentIt would have been nice if the day had been drier! but as that was out of the Chemistry Departments hands - I was very happy with every aspect of the AVD. The organisation of the whole day. There was no sitting around waiting for things to happen. We were whizzed from the campus tour, to the interactive lecture to the accommodation tour without any time left sitting around waiting for things to happen, which was appreciated as I only had half a day off work and had to return to work at 2.00pm!No
2014-02-06 09:19:46Applicant- Have a look around the area, campus and department. - Talk to undergraduates about how they found the course.ExcellentGoodExcellentNo GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentIf there was time it would have been nice to see more accommodationThe lab experimentNo
2014-02-05 21:21:45ApplicantImpress at interview, revisit campus and department to get a better feel for the univeristyGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentYes
2014-02-05 20:23:49ApplicantTo get a better understanding of the chemistry department at the university.GoodGoodGoodWhich room it took place in or directions to the room in the building. ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodLess than SatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNot much could improve it really except a better lunch. The organisation of the whole day and the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff and student helpers. Yes
2014-02-05 20:19:02ApplicantI was hoping to have another good look around the campus, the department and its facilities, and to meet the admissions team to gain further information.GoodExcellentGoodThe accommodation tour was goon in the way that we could see a sample room, however, our guide didn't provide an awful lot of information, and I didn't receive an accommodation brochure. ExcellentSatisfactoryGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodPerhaps a slightly more organised/better timetabled rota for accommodation and departmental tours, that would be my only suggestion. The guides had little idea of how much time they should spend where and what information they should be conveying. I thoroughly enjoyed the spectroscopy workshop, the laboratory experience and the sample lecture.Yes
2014-02-04 14:02:48ApplicantFind out more about studying at Birmingham - as a student in general and also as a chemistry student.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentBoth the 'Why Birmingham?' talk and also the interview. It was laid back and I was made to feel at ease. Talking through the answers to any chemistry questions was encouraged and I wasn't scrutonised if a mistake was made. No
2014-02-03 10:02:54ApplicantI had already visited the university before on an open day so on the applicant day I was really just hoping to get a feel of the Chemistry department, see the accommodation and speak to current students who are doing the course i hope to be doing. ExcellentGoodExcellentinformation about the examinations over the years of the courseExcellentDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentarrived in time for the campus tourtalking to current studentsYes
2014-02-02 13:01:53ApplicantA taste of the university and the chemistry department, a look at accommodation & and the chance to ask a few questions. GoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodPerhaps by giving the students slightly more detail about the nature of the interview prior to the day, though this is only a small improvement and possibly something that is subjective to me anyway.The friendliness and approachability of staff and students (undergraduates showing accommodation etc.)Yes
2014-01-31 13:48:58GuestAn appreciation of what my duaghter's life would be like if she decided to study at Birmingham and how the university aims to ensure that she enjoys herself but is also a succesful studentSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactoryDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentIt might have been interesting to highlight how coursework and exam results feed into calculating the final graduation result.The enthusiasm of the staff. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of our tour guide, although I remember he said he was the part-time Anglican deacon for the university. Please feed back that he was excellent. I know he plays hockey but hecan also walk backwards and talk at the same time. Perhaps he also referees? No
2014-01-30 19:02:41ApplicantTo get a feel for the university and the chemistry departmentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentHow approachable and friendly the staff and students were.No
2014-01-30 16:03:55ApplicantInformation about the facilities provided in the labsExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe lecture, spectroscopy workshop and the laboratory experiment as I felt engaged as a student and it didn't go beyond the scope of what I know from Chemistry A Level.No
2014-01-30 12:38:01GuestI wanted to help my daughter to make an informed choice of where to study for her Chemistry Degree.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentExcellentI really enjoyed the day, I would have liked would have been the weather!!The friendliness of the staff and students, and how well organised everything was.No
2014-01-29 22:10:18ApplicantTo get a proper feel for the university, learn more about the typical chemical course and hopefully get an offer from the university.GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodI don't know, it was actually a lot better than previously expectedThe lecture was really interesting and I liked the atmosphere of the interview sectionYes
2014-01-29 21:46:17ApplicantTo revisit after the open day and have a closer look at the university and chemistry departmentLess than SatisfactoryGoodGoodNo all required information was providedExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNo not reallyEnjoyed the lecture and spectroscopy analysis workshopYes
2014-01-29 21:39:15ApplicantLearn more about the structure and details of the course. Gain a better feel of the atmosphere of the department and of the university itself. ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI would have liked to have possibly viewed more accommodations and had a little bit longer to tour the campus.The organisation. It was very well structured and flowed well, even though it over-ran a bit.Yes
2014-01-25 13:02:41ApplicantI wanted to get an impression of the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff at the Chemistry department.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentA visit to more of the accommodation.The enthusiasm of the staff.Yes
2014-01-24 14:36:58GuestA feel for the University and surrounding area and judge its suitabilityGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryDid not seeDid not seeDid not seeExcellentGoodI was particularly interested in the sporting facilities and would have liked to spend a little more time having a look at those, but I understand that it is very difficult to allow time for everything in a limited timeframe.The enthusiasm of the staff and helpfulness of the students.No
2014-01-24 11:11:31ApplicantTo gain more information about the course and to essentially gain an overall view of the department. GoodGoodGoodNoExcellentGoodGoodExcellentSatisfactoryGoodGoodDid not seeExcellentGoodN/AI particularly enjoyed the lecture and Spectroscopy tutorial Yes
2014-01-23 18:18:33ApplicantI was hoping to get a more informed view of what it's like to study at Birmingham and find out how life is there. This is what I received.GoodGoodExcellentI feel like we could've seen more on the different types of accommodation, to see how they fit for different types of students, e.g. Students who prefer to be a distance away from loud events. Also maybe a bit more information regarding catering, in terms of how much money is allocated each week to buy foodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt would've been nice to intermingle with the different groups at more opportunities, as I met a few people but would've been nice to meet moreThe campus tour, as it showed how much the university offersYes
2014-01-23 16:08:23GuestThe feel of the university but most importantly the Chemistry department approach and clarity of their programme. GoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentGoodExcellentGoodDid not seeExcellentExcellentFrom my part as a parent not sure, sunshine? :)Well there were several things I have to say; the Chemistry department was impressive to say the least in the organisation of the day. The enthusiasm and passion I felt from the department staff about Chemistry, particularly two Phd students who took us around campus and department tour. Finally, the spectroscopy lecture even though I am not strong in chemistry I really enjoyed the lecturer's approach to the topic hre love for the topic came through and I was able to understand and stay away the entire time, very impress. No
2014-01-23 11:20:14ApplicantBetter understanding of the specific course details, talk to current students about their studies.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo, all information was given.ExcellentExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe department as a whole; the building, the staff, the students.Yes
2014-01-22 23:51:19Applicantto get a general feel of the university, and to make sure id made the right decision if i was offered a placeExcellentGoodGoodnoExcellentSatisfactoryGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellent more of an in depth campus tour>> include looking at some typical lecture halls or labs maybe allow us to see the chemistry librarythere is a chemistry library, not just a general library for all books the library closes at 1am No
2014-01-20 13:37:52GuestI was a parent accompanying my daughter for her interview. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNo. It was all provided with great clarity.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentNot really, it was all amazing, Thank you Lunch was great, thank you so much.Yes
2014-01-20 08:17:07ApplicantA view into the life of a chemistry student at BirminghamExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodThe lab work and Yes
2014-01-17 21:31:13ApplicantI hoped to gain a feel for what it would be like to study chemistry at Birmingham, and also to experience what campus life is like.ExcellentGoodExcellentN/AExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentTo improve the day I would to have liked to have seen more on the campus tour, and gone inside some more of the buildings on campus.What impressed me the most is how well organised and run the day was, everything was run to time and to good quality.No
2014-01-17 18:58:13ApplicantSee the university while the students were there and the undergraduate labs. Get more of a feel of what it would be like to study at the university.GoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodDid not seeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe friendliness of the staff and students.Yes
2014-01-17 18:39:41ApplicantFirstly i wanted to reinforce my opinions on birmingham to see if i wanted to go, secondly i was hoping for my interview to go well.ExcellentExcellentExcellentnoExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentThe only reason i did not enjoy the why birmingham talk so much was because i have attended an open day before and it was very similar but i appreciate it is a necessary part and was very informative. The friendliness of the staff, they were all so chatty and willing to answer all the questions asked. Also the actual department was incredibly impressive, with great equipment.Yes
2014-01-16 11:50:53GuestI hoped my son would have a clearer idea about the programme and the department.ExcellentGoodGoodClearer directions to the Edgebaston campusExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentIt was excellent!Everyone was incredibly friendly - including people that weren't involved in the candidate day!Yes
2014-01-16 11:15:08ApplicantInformation from both Students and Teachers. A feel for the campus.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentBeen quicker.The Spectroscopy WorkshopYes
2014-01-15 22:35:51Applicantlearn about what it's like to be a student, and find out what a typical day is likeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSpend more time in the labThe lab workshopYes
2014-01-15 22:21:53ApplicantA better understanding of what it is like to study at the university.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoneExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentI would have liked to have more time to talk to my interviewer as I was interested in what he had to say but had to leave due to time restrictions.The professionalism and friendliness of all of the staff, all made a good impression.Yes
2014-01-15 21:27:46Applicantan offer, and I needed to ask a few things about the courseGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodYes
2013-12-14 10:01:53ApplicantAn experience of what university life would be likeExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe organisation and friendliness of staff and student'sYes
2013-12-13 15:04:19ApplicantA feel for the department and more information about coursesGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentGoodI enjoyed the spectroscopy group work but the knowledge and friendliness of staff and students impressed me the most.Yes
2013-12-13 12:04:38ApplicantI was hoping to get a good feel for studying chemistry at Birmingham as well as the university itself. After receiving the timetable for the day I was really looking forward to just having a good time and maybe doing something new. ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI don't think that there were any improvements for me. I had a really enjoyable time.I completely loved all of the afternoon. The Spectroscopy tutorial was really engaging, it was really interesting to try and figure out what our compound was. Before coming to the day I was slightly nervous about the interview part but after having had it I can't see why I was. My interviewer was incredibly friendly and didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all. I enjoyed having that one to one session to just talk about chemistry with someone who enjoys it and has so much knowledge that I can learn from. That small talk really inspired me, I want to learn more about chemistry and I am excited to start university. Finally of course was the lab work; that was so much fun. It was chilled out and it was good to be able to talk to PhD students. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the day; I had a fantastic time, I really love Birmingham University.No
2013-12-13 09:25:11ApplicantMeet undergraduates and generally get a feel for the campus and university.ExcellentGoodExcellentNo, all information that was needed was provided.GoodExcellentGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentI think a hot lunch would have perfected the whole experience and given us a feel for the catered undergraduate life-style.The interactive chemistry talk and practical session were very enjoyable.No
2013-12-13 08:35:53ApplicantAn inisight to what teaching and learning at Birmingham University, from the Chemistry department was like. To get a feel also of what I would expect from university life and whether I had made the right choice which suits my needs as a student who will be spending at least 3 years at that university.ExcellentExcellentExcellentI feel that every bit of information that was essential and required was provided by the staff and adminstration at Bimingham University and this made me as an applicant feel welcome.ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe days timetable and activities was splendid, and I cannot fault it.The workshop, lab session and sample lecture were from among the activities that I really enjoyed. They really gave me a deeper insight to what as a chemistry undergraduate I would be hoping to do. I loved the idea that students gave us tours and did the lab session with us, it made use feel more at ease, as they would have also had questions like us when they would have applied. The staff were absolutely amazing! They kept us going and lively through-out the day and were indeed extremely helpful.Yes
2013-12-12 21:53:16ApplicantAn insight into the Chemistry department and the University as a whole. ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentA tour of the Chemistry department facilities incorporated within the day as opposed to the end. Interview experienceNo
2013-12-12 21:29:32ApplicantA better understanding of the course that I have applied to study at Birmingham, the BSc. Also to view the campus, the chemistry department and the accommodation during the 1st year.GoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery helpful and friendly staff, with a good campus tour. Yes
2013-12-12 21:24:59ApplicantMore information about the course and to get a feel of the department GoodGoodSatisfactoryGoodExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentYes
2013-12-12 21:22:26ApplicantA tour of the university campus including acommadation sites and detailed information on the chemistry course itself.ExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe 'hands on lab' session and the tour of the university. No
2013-12-12 21:19:17ApplicantI was hoping to have look at the department and ask questions specific to my application.ExcellentExcellentExcellentNoExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentThe interview was good as the interviewer made me feel extremely comfortable which as dissimilar to some other universities I have visited. Additionally the spectroscopy workshop, lecture and lab session were great to do to get a better feel for the university. Yes
2013-12-12 18:14:52ApplicantA feel of the university and what the university has to offerGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoorGoodSatisfactoryExcellentExcellentExcellentCould have been a little shorter due to travel constraints. Tours were completed on the open day and so should have only been there for those who haven't seen the university. Interviews with the academics. Yes
2013-12-12 16:48:32ApplicantTo gain a greater impression on the University Campus and the Chemistry DepartmentGoodGoodGoodNoGoodGoodGoodSatisfactoryExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodGoodThe The campus tour could have been shorter and laboratory experiment could have been longer. LunchYes
2013-12-12 16:18:03ApplicantFind out what the University looked like as a whole and the actual chemistry department. GoodGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodThe talk about the University of Birmingham and Chemistry School.No
2013-12-12 16:05:46Applicantdetails of the course structure and information about transfering between chemistry coursesExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentthe sample lecture and the interview which i thought had a very relaxed atmosphereYes
2013-12-12 14:01:57ApplicantAn improved understanding of the course and campusExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentFriendliness of staff and studentsNo
2013-12-12 13:31:50ApplicantA good interview experience, a tour of campus/accommodation, a chance to ask students and academics questions about university life.GoodSatisfactoryGoodMore details about buses and on-site accommodationGoodGoodGoodSatisfactorySatisfactoryExcellentGoodSatisfactoryGoodGoodShorter day! I was very tired by the end, I think an afternoon including the interview with optional morning activities would have been satisfactory.The tour, the spectroscopy experiment, the chocolate browniesYes