Visit Us

‌We offer prospective students and their families a range of opportunities to visit the campus, our facilities, attend talks and demonstrations, and chat one-to-one with the department's academic staff.

Open Days

An Open Day immerses you in the university experience, dropping you into a vibrant campus that’s buzzing with activity.

Additionally, you can find out more about us at by arranging an Applicant Visit Day or by booking onto a Campus Tour.

Open Days & Campus Tours

Applicant Visit Days

Want the chance to sample life here? All of our applicants are offered the chance to participate in one of our exciting Applicant Visit Days.  You’ll get a taste of life in the Chemistry Department by taking part in an exciting lab practical in our brand new, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories.

You may have visited our campus before but this is your chance to really get to know us.  Our Applicant Visit Days include more detailed talks and tours than our drop in afternoons and a one-to-one experience with our students and staff. We hope by the end of your visit you’ll see just why our students are really happy here. 

The easiest way to book on to a Visit Day is to use the iLancaster App.

Our dates this year are:

  • Saturday 3rd February 2018
  • Saturday 24th February 2018

If these dates are not convenient, then please contact us to arrange a visit on a date convenient to you for an informal tour of the University and Department of Chemistry. To book on these alternative options, please contact Gail Sheldrick or call +44 (0)15245 94931 and she will be very happy to help.

Complimentary overnight accommodation

For those of you travelling more than three hours to visit us, why not take up our offer of complimentary overnight accommodation? We offer you accommodation on the night prior to (or following) the Application Visit Day in our campus bed and breakfast rooms, with the cost of this being covered by us.

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Campus Tour Extras

If you can't make one of our visit days, we would love to meet you at one of our drop-in afternoons.

Campus tours with a department drop in session follow an exciting itinerary designed to acquaint you with our friendly campus. The programme begins at 1.30pm with a Welcome to Lancaster talk, followed by a guided tour of the campus from one of our current students. During the tour you will have the opportunity to see our award winning student accommodation, a range of social venues, our library and study areas, and a lot more besides! After the tour, you’ll also get the chance to meet members of the Chemistry Department from 3.15pm to 4.00pm.

Although not as in depth as an Applicant Visit Day, we can offer a tour of our new facilities and the chance to ask any questions.

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