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|2018-02-26 19:11:55||Applicant||find out what it would be like to be a student at Birmingham
||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||interviewer was very nice and informative||No||Female|
|2018-02-24 09:41:30||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||-||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||-||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. ||Yes||Female|
|2018-02-17 09:59:16||Applicant||A better insight into what life is like at the university and how the students felt about the university and department.||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||How eager and involved the staff and students were throught the day in general.||Yes||Female|
|2018-02-16 15:39:29||Applicant||Get a feel for the city and look around the uni campus and find out about the course ||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||No||Female|
|2018-02-02 18:20:20||Applicant||A look at some of the university accommodation and a bit more knowledge on what the teaching would be like, e.g. workshops and lectures ||Good||Not Applicable||Good||Some more information regarding the informal interview||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The lecture experience ||Yes||Female|
|2018-01-13 16:12:38||Applicant||I wanted to get a feel of the chemistry department, the course, the campus and the accommodation.||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Directions from car parks and/or the train station to the required building||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||The students could have been more interactive ||The campus tour and the Accommodation at the vale||No||Male|
|2018-01-13 12:53:49||Applicant||Look at accommodation, speak to students/staff, learn more about the course||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Yes||Male|
|2018-01-13 12:17:01||Applicant||More 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||None. Any queries were responded to on the day. The admissions tutor was very approachable. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 .||Yes||Male|
|2018-01-12 20:46:28||Applicant||To learn about the teaching methods used by the department. Also to attend an interview.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||No.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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.||Yes||Male|
|2018-01-12 16:10:45||Applicant||An insight into university life and the atmosphere of the university’s campus.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The information on improvements to the chemistry department and the university campus currently happening .||Yes||Male|
|2018-01-12 15:50:43||Applicant||a look around the campus
an understanding of chemistry at birmigham||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||-||spectroscopy workshop||No||Female|
|2017-12-11 23:15:34||Applicant||Get a student's perspective on the university and course||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The quality of the new facilities available now and in the future||Yes||Male|
|2017-12-11 19:19:24||Applicant||A refresher of what Birmingham is like to study at.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||It 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.||Yes||Male|
|2017-12-08 21:51:08||Applicant||A better outlook on what the course and what university offers different to the others.||Good||Good||Satisfactory||More about the city of Birmingham itself and life outside university.||Good||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||-||Lecture experience.||Yes||Male|
|2017-12-08 15:44:36||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Perhaps spend longer in the lab to experience more of it.||The sample lecture - very insightful and engaging!||Yes||Female|
|2017-12-04 21:43:59||Applicant||A deeper understanding of the facilities and student experience ||Excellent||Not Applicable||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No improvements||I 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.||Yes||Female|
|2017-12-03 18:47:37||Applicant||To see what the university is like, as I couldn't make it on the open day.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||It 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. ||No||Female|
|2017-12-01 16:48:14||Applicant||A feel for chemistry at birmingham and also to do the interview||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A 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 ||Yes||Female|
|2017-12-01 16:24:21||Applicant||Student opinion of University and city.||Excellent||Poor||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||More in-depth accommodation information.||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-27 11:49:07||Applicant||A 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. ||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||N/A||Lunch||Yes||Male|
|2017-11-25 11:46:38||Applicant||A taste of the teaching style and approach of the staff.Facts about how the course is run and compare it to other University choices.
|2017-11-25 09:15:30||Applicant||A sense of what the University is like on a normal working day.
To see what lectures and workshops are liking in the University. ||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||I 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. ||Yes||Male|
|2017-11-24 19:41:51||Applicant||Good||Good||Excellent||Overall very good but could improve by giving accommodation information.||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Information on accommodation process of application.||The use of the clicker feedback in the PowerPoint and sample lecture.||Yes||Male|
|2017-11-24 19:21:09||Applicant||To visit the campus for a second time and see the accommodation. ||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-24 17:39:35||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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.||Yes||Male|
|2017-11-24 16:40:02||Applicant||An offer really. It was also useful and enjoyable to have a more tailored day specific to chemistry though.||Good||Good||Good||Potentially a map of the campus/where events would be held during the day.||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Potentially 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.||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-24 16:24:56||Applicant||Just more of an idea what the campus was like.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Not so similar to the open day.||Friendliness of the staff and students ||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-24 15:37:15||Applicant||An idea of the campus and its atmosphere, alongside opinions from students and their experiences with Birmingham University ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||I||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The friendliness of staff and students, as well as the organisation of the day||No||Male|
|2017-11-11 09:31:25||Applicant||A closer look st what studying here would be like and to meet the tutors ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 lovely||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-10 18:05:53||Applicant||To 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||None||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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. ||Yes||Female|
|2017-11-10 17:21:31||Applicant||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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.||Yes||Prefer not to say|
|2017-03-10 16:07:18||Applicant||Good||Did not receive||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||No||Prefer not to say|
|2017-02-27 20:36:32||Applicant||See around the department, be informed of the content of the course, get a feel for the university.||Good||Good||Good||More signs on the road for the car park and signs for the chemistry building||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||All 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 ||Yes||Female|
|2017-02-24 22:11:19||Applicant||A better understanding of what Birmingham has to offer me||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||No||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||It 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 far||Accomadation was impressive, students were positive, however chemistry facilities were underwhelming compared to other universities||No||Male|
|2017-02-24 18:18:57||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||N/A||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||N/A||I was most impressed by the facilities which were available at the University of Birmingham - seeing that they were performing top quality research||No||Male|
|2017-02-21 09:48:11||Guest||To see the accommodation and the campus and get a flavour of what it would be like for my son to go to Bham Uni.||Satisfactory||Did not receive||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||I 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. ||Yes||Female|
|2017-02-17 23:28:07||Applicant||Get to know some of the teachers from this university and get a general feel of the area.||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Yes||Prefer not to say|
|2017-02-17 18:03:42||Guest||To give my son a deeper insight into university life and begin to feel comfortable in the environment.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I think perhaps an indication of how important an applicant day is for potential students.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Initially, 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.||Yes||Female|
|2017-02-11 18:24:58||Applicant||A look around the campus and accommodation, as I haven't been before and a feel for the course and the teaching||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I would have liked to learn more about non-sporting societies and clubs for students, such as book club or film club.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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.
|2017-02-11 15:49:15||Applicant||I was hoping to get an insight into Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and see the accommodation ||Good||Not Applicable||Excellent||N.A.||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||N.A.||The lab practical ||Yes||Male|
|2017-01-27 16:17:50||Applicant||I 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 ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||More information about the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory ||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||If there was a chance to visit more than one type of accommodation, and to find out more about the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory ||The spectroscopy tutorial||Yes||Female|
|2017-01-27 16:02:56||Applicant||A feel of the course and what was on offer||Excellent||Good||Excellent||None||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Clearer instructions on how to get to the building||Lecture experience||No||Female|
|2017-01-27 13:42:09||Applicant||To find out how I felt about the university and if I wanted to come here .||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Can't think of anything, it was a really good day.||I enjoyed seeing the campus. ||No||Female|
|2017-01-27 13:04:07||Applicant||An overall summary from the students of the chemistry department and the life of a student at Birmingham university as a whole.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||N/A||The overly positive attitudes and exceptional social skills of those lecturers and students alike.||Yes||Male|
|2016-12-10 19:04:40||Applicant||To find out about what its like to study chemistry at Birmingham ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Seeing the laboratory and doing the laboratory experiments and the sample lecture. ||No|
|2016-12-10 15:36:05||Applicant||To find out more about studying Chemitry at Birmingham ||Good||Excellent||Good||No ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Seeing some of the other accommodation ||The Sample Lecture with the interactive aspects ||Yes|
|2016-12-09 18:34:00||Applicant||Find out more about the department and get to see the labs and facilities. ||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Did not see||Good||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||I 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 18:27:59||Applicant||An insight into the student experience of chemistry at Birmingham, as well as the facilities and opportunities available.||Excellent||Good||Excellent|| ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Perhaps an introduction to a greater number of staff and their research areas.||The guided tour and the 'why Birmingham?' presentation.||No|
|2016-12-03 13:55:41||Applicant||I 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. ||Satisfactory||Did not receive||Satisfactory||No ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Having 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 16:26:32||Applicant||I wanted to get a feel for the university and have an insight into the course ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I think that the day could have been improved by looking at optional modules ||The spectroscopy tutorial ||No|
|2016-11-26 22:25:40||Applicant||Get a feel for the department and see what it was like on a normal working day ||Good||Not Applicable||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Yes|
|2016-11-25 16:11:55||Applicant||Information about the uni, course, city, accomodation, resources etc.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Slightly more time to experience the lab||Lab session||No|
|2016-11-25 15:40:26||Applicant||To see the department and know more about the course||Good||Good||Good||Accommodation information in the information packs||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||No|
|2016-11-16 11:15:09||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No, I was given lots of information.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The day was well planned and covered all aspects needed.||The laboratory experience||Yes|
|2016-11-11 20:33:47||Applicant||To see the university and get a feel of what the chemistry department is like.||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Pricing of accommodation and the different types of accommodation offered (along with meal plan and self catering explination)||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||More 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 18:11:12||Applicant||To decide whether birmingham is the place for me, and also to learn more about the course and academic staff ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Could not have been better, I thoroughly enjoyed my day!!||The organisation and friendliness of all the staff and students involved ||Yes|
|2016-11-11 17:53:03||Applicant||To decide whether Birmingham was the best place for me.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The willingness of tutors and students to help you||Yes|
|2016-11-11 15:44:01||Applicant||The facilities the university had to offer as well as what day to day life would be like.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A more scientific and interesting practical||Lunch, seeing the new facilities, friendly people ||Yes|
|2016-03-22 18:29:30||Applicant||More information about my course (chemistry with modern language) by meeting an undergraduate who was already doing it ||Good||Good||Good||I didn't meet an undergraduate who was doing chemistry with modern language :(||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I 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 help||Yes|
|2016-03-13 23:11:05||Applicant||A general feel for the university.||Good||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||It 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 16:46:51||Applicant||a feel for the university and department||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2016-03-02 20:53:52||Applicant||Excellent||Good||Good||May have been nice to experience canteen food to know what its like to use the facilities.||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||A 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 16:26:17||Applicant||To find out more information about the course I what to study, and to find out more information about the university itself. ||Good||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 11:40:11||Applicant||See how studying Chemistry at uni in general is like||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Not really||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Maybe it could've been a little shorter and started later.||Just in general the friendliness of the staff and students.||No|
|2016-02-22 09:28:01||Applicant||A 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.||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||More detailed maps to be able to access the campus more easily.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||A visit to one of the other student accommodations to get a better idea of the range of living conditions available||No|
|2016-02-21 18:12:28||Applicant||To get an idea of how students feel about choosing the University of Birmingham to study Chemistry. ||Good||Satisfactory||Good||-||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The 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 17:51:39||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 22:58:57||Applicant||To 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||I know there was a finance talk somewhere but if a smaller talk we're to be presented it would have been very good.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Possibly 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|
|2016-02-20 20:11:55||Applicant||To see the labs and get a feel of how it would be like to study at Birmingham university.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Having lunch in a university canteen instead.||The campus tour and the spectroscopy tutorial.||No|
|2016-02-20 16:28:06||Applicant||The interview, a tour of the accommodation and campus.||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Could be shortened. Interview, refreshments and tours would have been fine.||The tours of the campus. It's a beautiful place.||No|
|2016-02-20 15:54:52||Applicant||I 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.||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||More 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 15:37:31||Applicant||A feel for the uni and city. ||Good||Good||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Poor||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||The interview was more intense then initially stated. Interview didn't feel informal ||the spectroscopy work shop was fun ||No|
|2016-02-13 13:26:15||Applicant||I was hoping to gain a idea of what studying Chemistry at Birmingham would be like.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Perhaps 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 11:31:42||Applicant||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Yes|
|2016-02-10 10:36:16||Applicant||More information about the university and my application ||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 22:43:33||Applicant||I 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.||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||I 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 12:33:23||Applicant||An insight to university life as a chemistry student||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The afternoon experiences, especially the lecture||Yes|
|2016-02-05 19:32:02||Applicant||To get a better insight into the facilities on offer, the structure of the course and the ways in which I will be taught.||Excellent||Poor||Excellent||Directions on how to get to the Haworth building for road users entering from the eastern gate would be helpful.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 08:24:34||Applicant||A better insight into what life as a student at the university of birmingham would really be like||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Poor||Satisfactory||Good||The 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 12:35:48||Applicant||Some 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. ||Good||Excellent||Good||No ||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||None that I can think would greatly change the day as overall it was very good||The 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 16:18:23||Applicant||Another chance to see the department and it's facilities||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Poor||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Bits of the day like 'why birmingham' and the accomodation tour were repetative as i had seen these on an open day||Lab work||Yes|
|2016-01-29 16:12:41||Applicant||Find out more about the chemistry department ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2016-01-24 17:28:36||Applicant||To have an experience of what the University was like and to look around before making any more decisions.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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|
To see if Birmingham is the right place for me||Good||Good||Good||The interview was more formal than I had expected and I therefore had not prepared.||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Look 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 home||Lab experience||No|
|2016-01-22 17:11:21||Applicant||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||More 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 good||Yes|
|2016-01-22 16:28:54||Applicant||To understand exactly what the chemistry course was like and to get a good look around the chemistry department.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I enjoyed the laboratory workshop the most and would of like to have spent longer completing the pratical.||Yes|
|2016-01-17 09:54:16||Applicant||To see the chemistry facilities and meet the members of staff.
||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Car parking details needed to be better organised and explained.
||Good||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Parking 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 17:15:51||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||For students who are doing a year in industry or a year abroad, what are the common companies students go to ? ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||N/A||The lecture experience, interview and laboratory experiments. ||No|
|2016-01-15 17:15:37||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||For students who are doing a year in industry or a year abroad, what are the common companies students go to ? ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||N/A||The lecture experience, interview and laboratory experiments. ||No|
|2016-01-15 17:03:11||Applicant||An idea of what university life would be like at Birmingham, and if u would like to live there ||Excellent||Poor||Poor||I 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 park||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||It would have been better to have the lecture at the beginning, because after travelling far, by that time I was tired ||The campus tour||No|
|2015-12-15 12:42:39||Applicant||I hoped to get a feel for both the course and Birmingham University as a whole.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 16:18:18||Applicant||To gain i deeper insight into university life at Birmingham and have a one to one chat with the tutors.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Perhaps 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 16:07:32||Applicant||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Less repetition from the open day ||Friendliness and insight information from student helpers||Yes|
|2015-12-05 23:46:22||Applicant||An offer. Confirmation of whether I could see myself studying at Birmingham ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||More time with our accompanying guests - lunch with them maybe?||The lecture experience ||Yes|
|2015-12-05 00:01:42||Applicant||To 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Nothing was missed out.||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 17:01:11||Guest||A more in depth view of the department and the course.||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Good||We 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||More 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 09:26:48||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||If 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|
|2015-11-20 19:09:00||Applicant||An idea of what the chemistry department and the labs are like. As well as what current students think of the course.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||More information on the cost of living and accommodation.||The sample lecture.||Yes|
|2015-11-15 19:52:32||Applicant||A better idea of what the university had to offer.
More details about accommodation.
||Excellent||Good||Good||Detailed list of accommodation prices and to be shown around more of the differing accommodation.||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The friendliness of the staff and students.||Yes|
|2015-11-15 11:23:40||Applicant||A better idea of what it would be like to study Chemistry specifically at Birmingham ||Excellent||Did not receive||Good||Better directions to the Chemistry building||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||A 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 15:38:09||Applicant||I hoped to gain more information about studying a Chemistry degree, particularly at Birmingham and also hoped to find out more about the university itself. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The "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 13:11:50||Applicant||A more detailed looked into the institution where my future will be shaped. ||Good||Good||Excellent||No||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||I don't feel you could have. ||The laboratory experiment and the spectroscopy tutorial. ||No|
|2015-03-27 04:45:57||Applicant||A better understanding of the course.||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Yes|
|2015-03-26 23:10:37||Applicant||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||The lab work was really interesting and a fun activity.
|2015-03-26 23:04:20||Applicant||The Campus and overall feel of the university.||Satisfactory||Good||Good||-Talk about the societies.
||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||-A more through tour of the campus.
-More information on life outside the campus.||-Interview
|2015-03-26 12:45:43||Applicant||An understanding of how chemistry is taught at Birmingham||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Seeing the NMR, mass spectrometry and x ray diffraction instruments||Yes|
|2015-03-26 12:16:28||Applicant||I greater insight into teaching, lectures and chemistry at the uni. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I don't think It could've. ||Mass spec workshop and tours. ||No|
|2015-03-05 17:20:22||Applicant||A 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Perhaps a better laboratory experiment, or demonstrations ||campus tour of the grounds, and the spectroscopy problem ||Yes|
|2015-02-25 23:23:02||Applicant||I wanted to get a general look at the university and its facilities and also what it would be like to study chemistry at Birmingham. ||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||no||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Id 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 that||No|
|2015-02-25 19:25:43||Applicant||There were a lot of thing I was hoping before the arrival. ||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||I 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 20:31:01||Applicant||to see the University and see how the course was taught/experience a small part of the University||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Directions 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Nothing||That 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 15:56:53||Applicant||For an interview and to find out more about the course.||Good||Good||Good||No||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||The spectroscopy tutorial and the sample lecture.||Yes|
|2015-02-19 13:59:49||Applicant||To find out more about chemistry at the university if Birmingham and recognise if I could see myself as a student in Birmingham ||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 tutor||Yes|
|2015-02-19 11:51:12||Applicant||To decide which of the universities I received offers from had the environment I was looking for.||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No|
|2015-02-12 10:39:39||Applicant||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Parking information was out of date and confusing. ||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2015-02-11 17:29:46||Applicant||A good insight into the day to day life as a chemistry student.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Welcome to the university ||Yes|
|2015-02-09 13:06:29||Guest||Understand as a parent what life at University would be like for my son.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Car parking.||The enthusiasm of staff and students.||Yes|
|2015-02-07 15:27:33||Applicant||Just more information about the course and Birmingham itself. I also wanted to find out more about career prospects, after graduating. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 17:38:19||Applicant||See the facilities available in the department of chemistry, view the facilities on the campus, see some of the accomodation and speak to students. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Sample 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 16:31:26||Applicant||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||The kindness of staff and pupils and the way they could answer every question I asked||No|
|2015-02-05 13:55:47||Applicant||I was hoping to see more of the facilities offered by the university and the department.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 13:08:06||Applicant||To 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.
||Excellent||Good||Excellent||N/A||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Getting 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 15:00:46||Applicant||An 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 there||Good||Good||Good||no||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||no - fully met expectations||friendliness and professionalism of staff and students 0- nothing was too much trouble - many thanks||No|
|2015-01-30 14:22:47||Applicant||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||Yes|
|2015-01-29 21:24:06||Applicant||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Did not see||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||If we looked around to see more labs||No|
|2015-01-29 09:53:42||Guest||To 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||More 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 09:37:23||Applicant||An 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 tutors||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||In 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!||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 22:41:54||Applicant||An in depth look at the department and insight to the course||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||The tutorial||Yes|
|2015-01-28 22:15:41||Applicant||Experience 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 elsewhere||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||A little more time for lunch and therefore to chat to current students easily as a group||The lab experience and interactive talk on studying chemistry at Birmingham||Yes|
|2015-01-28 21:11:37||Applicant||Get a feel for the university and see if I would enjoy studying there
||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||The organisation and I really enjoyed the workshop on spectroscopy ||Yes|
|2015-01-28 20:34:32||Applicant||I 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 like||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I was impressed with how efficiently and punctually run the activities were||Yes|
|2015-01-28 20:27:24||Applicant||Better idea of what the university is like||Not Applicable||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Yes|
|2015-01-28 19:57:02||Applicant||Meet Staff and see accommodation||Excellent||Not Applicable||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||N/a||The friendliness of the staff||No|
|2015-01-23 19:45:46||Guest||To give my son a view of an alternative university to his top choice.||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||The information about car parks presented on different documents conflicted so there was some confusion. The information about car park tickets appeared to be inaccurate.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Did not see||Satisfactory||Did not see||Excellent||Good||visit to the student union would have been useful.
a talk about student finance, loans etc would have been useful||Difficult 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 17:44:31||Guest||To learn more about what Birmingham's Chemistry Dept has to offer.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||The warmth of the welcome in the Department and the way in which the students talked about their experiences.||No|
|2015-01-22 16:09:16||Applicant||More information about the course and to meet some of the other students who may potentially be on the same course as me.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Visits to some of the other accommodation||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A more detailed tour of the labs||I 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 another||Yes|
|2015-01-22 12:22:24||Applicant||More information about studying chemistry at Birmingham University and about life at Birmingham in general.||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Better 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? talk||No|
|2015-01-22 08:19:19||Applicant||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The lab experiment ||Yes|
|2015-01-21 22:04:26||Applicant||To learn more about the course and the university||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It was very good I don't think it could have been improved||Very cliché but all of it!||No|
|2015-01-21 18:59:40||Applicant||A good idea of what the university is like, as well as the department.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The sample lecture||No|
|2015-01-21 18:59:36||Applicant||More knowledge of the university and the course and a chance to meet the university lecturers.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The friendly nature of the staff.||Yes|
|2015-01-16 10:31:42||Applicant||Experience a taster of university life and a feel for the department through the department tours etc, more than just attending an open day.||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||More information about the details of the interview process so I could feel more relaxed talking one on one with the member of staff. ||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Seeing 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 17:23:52||Applicant||To 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Good|| Applicants could spend more of the day with parents/carers e.g. the tours and lunch||The tours as I thought the university was really nice and impressive; also the lab experiment ||No|
|2015-01-14 21:31:37||Applicant||A reminder of why I chose to apply to Birmingham and a review of what it might be like to be a student there.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Yes|
|2015-01-14 21:04:05||Applicant||To see if I liked the university.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Practical lab work.||Yes|
|2015-01-14 19:03:14||Guest||An insight to how chemistry is taught and facilities and options available to students looking to take a chemistry degree course.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Good||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||How well the day was organised and how friendly and helpful all of the staff and students were. ||Yes|
|2015-01-14 18:40:51||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||How 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 18:19:08||Applicant||A better understanding of the course||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No ||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The tour guide Sarah||Yes|
|2014-12-15 08:48:00||Applicant||A 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.||Good||Excellent||Good||No, I had all the information I needed.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Possibly 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 10:09:34||Applicant||To 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.||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||the tour of campus, due to getting lots of extra information I would not have got without the student being there.||Yes|
|2014-12-13 12:53:00||Applicant||Generally what we recieved.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||The campus in general.||No|
|2014-12-12 18:38:43||Applicant||Getting to meet some of the lecturers etc. and getting a sense of Birmingham University as a place. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A tour of the undergraduate teaching labs/chemistry department would have been useful. ||The sample lecture. ||Yes|
|2014-12-11 20:31:57||Applicant||To find out more about the University particularly from a students' point of view.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The Spectroscopy tutorial impressed me the most.||Yes|
|2014-12-11 18:15:40||Applicant||A greater knowledge of the campus and accommodation around the department||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||The accommodation at the Vale was very impressive and I particularly enjoyed the spectroscopy workshop.||Yes|
|2014-12-10 21:43:46||Applicant||See 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.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||When 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.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Not 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 21:29:22||Applicant||To get a better feel for the university, its campus and its expectations. ||Excellent||Good||Good||Email copy of map and car parking details for better ease of arrival.||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The colours talk ||No|
|2014-12-10 20:18:53||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Did not see||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||More opportunities to see library facilities and visit the Guild||Interactive talks and lectures.
Andy was a great representative of the School and the University, very helpful and friendly.||Yes|
|2014-12-10 20:17:34||Applicant||Visit the labs and other facilities on campus.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Yes. Whether Welsh Bacc was part of the offer for the Chemistry courses.||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Present the interactive why Chemistry and why Birmingham in the lecture theatre so screen can be seen more easily.||Accommodation ||Yes|
|2014-12-10 20:02:51||Applicant||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The spectroscopy workshop I really enjoyed and found it useful the interactive lecture was also interesting. ||Yes|
|2014-12-04 12:20:57||Applicant||To see the campus and find out more about the course.||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Tour of chemistry department||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Spectroscopy workshop and laboratory tutorial||No|
|2014-12-04 12:07:56||Applicant||Accomodation, learning more about student life and what uni life would be like||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Maybe more breaks, it was a little exhausting!||Playing with alginate and Ca2+ ions and making gels||No|
|2014-12-04 11:44:09||Applicant||A feel for the uni, the facilities and the quality of teaching staff.||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Info on the interview, informal chat isn't too clear and I wasn't really sure what to expect.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||More drinks breaks for students||The interview, although it wasn't what I was expecting, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot about the university and the course||No|
|2014-12-04 10:58:14||Applicant||An offer||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Tour of each accommodation ||Lecture was good ||Yes|
|2014-12-03 22:56:02||Applicant||Get a feel for Birmingham and the chemistry school.
|2014-12-03 22:35:12||Applicant||A 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 basis||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2014-12-03 22:07:14||Guest||Seeing the chemistry department and meeting students.
Discussion about the prospects||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Why Birmingham??||Yes|
|2014-12-03 21:33:12||Applicant||an overview of the department, a successful interview||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Better time management||the spectroscopy workshop||Yes|
|2014-12-03 21:17:46||Applicant||An offer. Finding out about the chemistry department.||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Clearer directions from the building entrances to the meet and greet area. ||The lab session and the campus tour.||Yes|
|2014-12-03 20:53:58||Applicant||See all the facilities Birmingham had to offer.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Less walking around.||Lecture, lab experiment and tour of accomodation and campus.||No|
|2014-12-03 20:39:35||Applicant||more information about the course at bham||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||more time for the campus tour possibly ||the enthusiasm of the students and staff, and the ability to experience what the course would really be like||Yes|
|2014-12-02 23:24:48||Applicant||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 22:44:24||Applicant||A 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No, I thought that everything was covered very well.||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I thought it was great!||I really enjoyed the tutorial and the interview. Also, seeing the accommodation was great as well. ||No|
|2014-11-27 17:19:43||Applicant||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||lunch could be improved...||the commendation... the Vale looks very good||No|
|2014-11-26 21:40:50||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Good||Good||There 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!) ||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I 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 20:56:16||Applicant||Experience of chemistry.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Hot food.||Lecture ||Yes|
|2014-11-26 20:42:43||Applicant||-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.||Good||Good||Excellent||Maybe just a booklet of the course details - ie what are the modules we will be doing within physical, organic and inorganic chemistry.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Maybe 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 09:40:49||Guest||A feel for the campus and the department, what facilities are available and quality of teaching laboratories||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Did not see||Satisfactory||Did not see||Good||Did not see||Yes|
|2014-11-20 18:13:43||Applicant||The burning questions that I never thought to bring up on the open day.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||No.||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||If 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 10:31:37||Applicant||I was hoping to meet some of the staff and talk to current students.||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I really enjoyed the spectroscopy session and the relaxed atmosphere of the interview.||Yes|
|2014-11-20 08:36:17||Applicant||I 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. ||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Cost of living and some more information on how to cope on the first year (cooking, money ect). ||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||To 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 19:59:08||Applicant||To get more of an idea about what studying Chemistry at Birmingham would be like.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The Laboratory Experiment.||Yes|
|2014-11-19 19:53:06||Applicant||An 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 ||Good||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Potentially the chance to look round more than one type of accommodation.||The Lab session and the Spectroscopy Tutorial ||Yes|
|2014-11-19 18:51:36||Applicant||Experience the university, meet fellow potential students, and learn a bit more about student accommodation.||Excellent||Good||Good||No, it was well organised.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Overall 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 18:51:31||Applicant||A better feel for the university, particularly the chemistry department.
To learn more about the chemistry department's methods of teaching.
||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||The friendliness of everyone in the chemistry department. It is the most friendly university I have visited. ||Yes|
|2014-11-19 18:05:12||Applicant||What the chemistry labs were like and the mentality of the tutors was like||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Happiness of the tutors and students||No|
|2014-11-19 17:25:15||Applicant||To know more about the university and to know how you can be part of the huge community ||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||No||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Better range of food ||Everything was perfect
|2014-11-17 19:47:56||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No, 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||This 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 16:13:33||Applicant||Whether or not Birmingham was right for me to go to.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||The campus and accommodation tours.||No|
|2014-11-13 12:57:48||Applicant||I wanted to be able to look round the campus and Chemistry department again and talk to current undergraduates about their experiences at university||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 09:37:20||Applicant||Information about accomodation and a look around||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2014-11-13 08:46:40||Applicant||An understanding of what it's like to study chemistry at Birmingham
The experience of commuting to the university||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The friendliness of staff and students||Yes|
|2014-11-12 22:19:04||Applicant||More information about how the department works also find out about Birmingham universities accommodation, extra activities and teaching and learning at Birmingham.||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Timing 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 21:59:07||Applicant||To 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||N/A||The 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 21:16:52||Applicant||Overview of the university from student & staff perspective
To see for myself if I could see myself studying & investing Parr of my life there||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A 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 too||No|
|2014-11-12 20:33:27||Applicant||Find out the breakdown of the course structure and ask the admissions tutors any questions I had. Also to visit the labs at the University. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Had 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 20:32:18||Applicant||Informarion on what its like to study at birmingham||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Loved doing the spectroscopy workshop||Yes|
|2014-11-12 20:31:31||Applicant||Nothing in particular||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||A more stimulating Laboratory Experiment||The Friendliness of the staff and student helpers, everyone was very enthusiastic.||No|
|2014-11-12 17:57:24||Guest||N.B. This is a test entry from Mark..
Check out the campus and school
||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||A parking permit||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Poor||Did not see||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Less than Satisfactory||Hard to improve on perfection||Dr Read's humour||Yes|
|2014-03-28 09:21:06||Applicant||Find out more about the university and lecturers and see the campus ||Excellent||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The campus tour||No|
|2014-03-27 19:58:00||Applicant||More information about the course and university accommodation details.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 11:19:20||Applicant||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||the laboratory experiment||No|
|2014-03-17 14:44:04||Applicant||I was hoping to see accommodation, labs and equipment.||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It would've been nice to see the sporting facilities.||The friendliness of the staff an students. The research equipment. ||Yes|
|2014-03-11 17:55:39||Applicant||More information about the course and the University. To also speak to people on the course.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The friendliness of the students and the staff. ||Yes|
|2014-03-08 10:32:37||Applicant||A sense of whether i would fit in at Birmingham.
To have a look at the labs.||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Lab experiment||No|
|2014-03-06 10:12:51||Applicant||info about the actual course, chance to talk to students and chance to talk to leactures.||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||allow a bit more time for campus tour, other then that I do not think it could go any better.||the interview||No|
|2014-03-03 13:26:37||Applicant||I was hoping not only to get a feel for Birmingham University as a whole, but to understand the course that I was applying for.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||slightly 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 11:04:20||Applicant||A 'feel' of the campus. Knowledge of the current research being done by staff. Knowledge of what student life is like.||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The hands on work in the lab.||Yes|
|2014-02-23 17:34:59||Applicant||An overall feel of the university, to see the facilities and campus in detail, and to meet staff and past students.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Seeing the whole university in detail, and the laboratory and spectroscopy workshops.||No|
|2014-02-23 13:33:05||Guest||To see the Chemistry Department and to see how the University had changed since I was a student there.||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 10:56:04||Applicant||To experience what it would be like to be a chemistry student at the University of Birmingham. ||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Working in the labs and how happy the current students were. ||Yes|
|2014-02-20 20:49:21||Applicant||Understanding of how the course would be taught, a view of accommodation and the whole campus and an insight into student life.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Views and opinions of students currently doing the course||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 18:10:41||Applicant||A 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.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 17:45:32||Applicant||More information regarding the course and the extra curricular activities available at Birmingham||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||This 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 general||Yes|
|2014-02-20 14:23:40||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 12:02:17||Applicant||To 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 11:33:22||Applicant||I 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.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 09:56:24||Applicant||Learn more about the uni and uni life||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2014-02-20 08:47:50||Applicant||An offer||Excellent||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||More friendly interviewer ||Campus tour||No|
|2014-02-19 22:23:48||Applicant||I was hoping to discover the type of facilities and find out what the Chemisyry course would be like.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||More information on personal tutors and topic tutors ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Accomodation , ||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 21:44:45||Applicant||To learn more about the course, and to see the campus.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The group activity||Yes|
|2014-02-18 16:07:55||Applicant||To 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The chance to see a wider range of accommodation available at Birmingham, rather than just one.||The interview with the lecturer.||Yes|
|2014-02-15 17:20:22||Guest||Wanted 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.||Excellent||Good||Good||No, quite happy.||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Sunshine!||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 17:38:37||Applicant||A 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. ||Excellent||Good||Good||No the day was well organised, it was just a shame I was late and missed the tour of the campus and accommodation. ||Excellent||Did not see||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||The 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 13:36:52||Applicant||To 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.||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 17:36:35||Applicant||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Did not see||Yes|
|2014-02-13 11:29:26||Applicant||More 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.||Good||Good||Good||Finance. I still don't know how i would apply for my student loan.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2014-02-12 21:56:58||Applicant||to 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||More lab time experience, being able to see a bit more of the lab or maybe seeing the chemistry carrying out an experiment.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Excellent||spend 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 20:46:04||Applicant||To 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.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I 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 20:33:09||Applicant||-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 students||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 08:27:40||Applicant||Find out more infromation and about the course and accommodation||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The practical experiment||Yes|
|2014-02-10 08:27:14||Applicant||Find out more infromation and about the course and accommodation||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The practical experiment||Yes|
|2014-02-06 13:12:41||Guest||a general overview of the university, the course requirements and a look at the accommodation||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No, 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 ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 09:19:46||Applicant||- Have a look around the area, campus and department.
- Talk to undergraduates about how they found the course.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No ||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||If there was time it would have been nice to see more accommodation||The lab experiment||No|
|2014-02-05 21:21:45||Applicant||Impress at interview, revisit campus and department to get a better feel for the univeristy||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2014-02-05 20:23:49||Applicant||To get a better understanding of the chemistry department at the university.||Good||Good||Good||Which room it took place in or directions to the room in the building. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Not 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 20:19:02||Applicant||I 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.||Good||Excellent||Good||The 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. ||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||Perhaps 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 14:02:48||Applicant||Find out more about studying at Birmingham - as a student in general and also as a chemistry student.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Both 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 10:02:54||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Good||Excellent||information about the examinations over the years of the course||Excellent||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||arrived in time for the campus tour||talking to current students||Yes|
|2014-02-02 13:01:53||Applicant||A taste of the university and the chemistry department, a look at accommodation & and the chance to ask a few questions. ||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Perhaps 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 13:48:58||Guest||An 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 student||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 19:02:41||Applicant||To get a feel for the university and the chemistry department||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||How approachable and friendly the staff and students were.||No|
|2014-01-30 16:03:55||Applicant||Information about the facilities provided in the labs||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 12:38:01||Guest||I wanted to help my daughter to make an informed choice of where to study for her Chemistry Degree.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 22:10:18||Applicant||To get a proper feel for the university, learn more about the typical chemical course and hopefully get an offer from the university.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||I don't know, it was actually a lot better than previously expected||The lecture was really interesting and I liked the atmosphere of the interview section||Yes|
|2014-01-29 21:46:17||Applicant||To revisit after the open day and have a closer look at the university and chemistry department||Less than Satisfactory||Good||Good||No all required information was provided||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No not really||Enjoyed the lecture and spectroscopy analysis workshop||Yes|
|2014-01-29 21:39:15||Applicant||Learn more about the structure and details of the course.
Gain a better feel of the atmosphere of the department and of the university itself.
||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 13:02:41||Applicant||I wanted to get an impression of the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff at the Chemistry department.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A visit to more of the accommodation.||The enthusiasm of the staff.||Yes|
|2014-01-24 14:36:58||Guest||A feel for the University and surrounding area and judge its suitability||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Did not see||Did not see||Did not see||Excellent||Good||I 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 11:11:31||Applicant||To gain more information about the course and to essentially gain an overall view of the department. ||Good||Good||Good||No||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Did not see||Excellent||Good||N/A||I particularly enjoyed the lecture and Spectroscopy tutorial ||Yes|
|2014-01-23 18:18:33||Applicant||I 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.||Good||Good||Excellent||I 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 food||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It 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 more||The campus tour, as it showed how much the university offers||Yes|
|2014-01-23 16:08:23||Guest||The feel of the university but most importantly the Chemistry department approach and clarity of their programme. ||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||From 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 11:20:14||Applicant||Better understanding of the specific course details, talk to current students about their studies.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No, all information was given.||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The department as a whole; the building, the staff, the students.||Yes|
|2014-01-22 23:51:19||Applicant||to get a general feel of the university, and to make sure id made the right decision if i was offered a place||Excellent||Good||Good||no||Excellent||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent|| more of an in depth campus tour>> include looking at some typical lecture halls or labs
maybe allow us to see the chemistry library||there is a chemistry library, not just a general library for all books
the library closes at 1am
|2014-01-20 13:37:52||Guest||I was a parent accompanying my daughter for her interview. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No. It was all provided with great clarity.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Not really, it was all amazing, Thank you ||Lunch was great, thank you so much.||Yes|
|2014-01-20 08:17:07||Applicant||A view into the life of a chemistry student at Birmingham||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The lab work and ||Yes|
|2014-01-17 21:31:13||Applicant||I 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.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||N/A||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||To 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 18:58:13||Applicant||See 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.||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Did not see||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The friendliness of the staff and students.||Yes|
|2014-01-17 18:39:41||Applicant||Firstly 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||no||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 11:50:53||Guest||I hoped my son would have a clearer idea about the programme and the department.||Excellent||Good||Good||Clearer directions to the Edgebaston campus||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||It was excellent!||Everyone was incredibly friendly - including people that weren't involved in the candidate day!||Yes|
|2014-01-16 11:15:08||Applicant||Information from both Students and Teachers.
A feel for the campus.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Been quicker.||The Spectroscopy Workshop||Yes|
|2014-01-15 22:35:51||Applicant||learn about what it's like to be a student, and find out what a typical day is like||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Spend more time in the lab||The lab workshop||Yes|
|2014-01-15 22:21:53||Applicant||A better understanding of what it is like to study at the university.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||None||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 21:27:46||Applicant||an offer, and I needed to ask a few things about the course||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Yes|
|2013-12-14 10:01:53||Applicant||An experience of what university life would be like||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The organisation and friendliness of staff and student's||Yes|
|2013-12-13 15:04:19||Applicant||A feel for the department and more information about courses||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||I enjoyed the spectroscopy group work but the knowledge and friendliness of staff and students impressed me the most.||Yes|
|2013-12-13 12:04:38||Applicant||I 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. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 09:25:11||Applicant||Meet undergraduates and generally get a feel for the campus and university.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||No, all information that was needed was provided.||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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 08:35:53||Applicant||An 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||I 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.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 21:53:16||Applicant||An insight into the Chemistry department and the University as a whole. ||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||A tour of the Chemistry department facilities incorporated within the day as opposed to the end. ||Interview experience||No|
|2013-12-12 21:29:32||Applicant||A 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.||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Very helpful and friendly staff, with a good campus tour. ||Yes|
|2013-12-12 21:24:59||Applicant||More information about the course and to get a feel of the department ||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Yes|
|2013-12-12 21:22:26||Applicant||A tour of the university campus including acommadation sites and detailed information on the chemistry course itself.||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 'hands on lab' session and the tour of the university. ||No|
|2013-12-12 21:19:17||Applicant||I was hoping to have look at the department and ask questions specific to my application.||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||No||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||The 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 18:14:52||Applicant||A feel of the university and what the university has to offer||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Poor||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Could 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 16:48:32||Applicant||To gain a greater impression on the University Campus and the Chemistry Department||Good||Good||Good||No||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Good||The
The campus tour could have been shorter and laboratory experiment could have been longer.
|2013-12-12 16:18:03||Applicant||Find out what the University looked like as a whole and the actual chemistry department. ||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||The talk about the University of Birmingham and Chemistry School.||No|
|2013-12-12 16:05:46||Applicant||details of the course structure and information about transfering between chemistry courses||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||the sample lecture and the interview which i thought had a very relaxed atmosphere||Yes|
|2013-12-12 14:01:57||Applicant||An improved understanding of the course and campus||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Friendliness of staff and students||No|
|2013-12-12 13:31:50||Applicant||A good interview experience, a tour of campus/accommodation, a chance to ask students and academics questions about university life.||Good||Satisfactory||Good||More details about buses and on-site accommodation||Good||Good||Good||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||Excellent||Good||Satisfactory||Good||Good||Shorter 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 brownies||Yes|