Chemistry UCAS Visit Days

The Department of Chemistry will hold UCAS Visit Days on these dates for applicants who have received an offer to start at Leicester in 2018:

  • Saturday 17 March 2018
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If you are unable to attend any of these dates please email Please also contact this address to let us know if you or any accompanying visitors have any disabilities or mobility difficulties.

How to book

You will need to log-in to our MyStudentRecord system to book your visit day. If you have not already signed up for a MyStudentRecord account, you will need to click on the ‘New User’ button and follow the on-screen instructions to create your password.

If you already have a MyStudentRecord account, you will need to log in using your username and password. Your username is your University of Leicester ID number which you will find on your visit day invite email, on your offer letter or on your application acknowledgement email.

Once you have logged into MyStudentRecord you will need to click on the My Applications tab to book your visit day.

Amending your booking

If you already have a booking and you need to change the information you submitted, change the date or you wish to cancel your booking please log back in to MyStudentRecord and click on the My Applications tab.

Travel information

If you have already booked your place please visit our travel information page for details on how to get to the University by car and by public transport.


From 9.15am Registration
Please arrive and register in the ‘Union Square’ in the Students’ Union (Percy Gee Building).

10.00am ‘Welcome to the University of Leicester’ Talk
A short presentation introducing the University of Leicester and our accommodation.

A Taste of Life at Oadby Student Village
Hop on a bus up to our Halls of Residence at Oadby Student Village. There will be buses running every ten minutes from 10.15am. The last bus will leave campus at 11.30am and the final bus back to campus will leave Oadby at 12.15pm. You will be able to see the social spaces on offer, an example of a typical student’s room and the facilities at Oadby. 

A Campus Tour 
Join our Student Ambassadors on a walking tour of the main campus. These run between 10.15am and 12.15pm and take 30-45 minutes. 

12.45pm Lunch
Back on campus, a complimentary lunch will be provided by the Department of Chemistry for all visitors where you will meet current students and staff.

1.20pm Department Session
The Department session will include a talk by the Admissions Tutor on details of your course content and structure plus the many benefits of studying Chemistry at Leicester. Part of this talk will include presentations by some of our ‘Year Out’ students on their experiences undertaking a paid research placement or studying abroad. You will also get the chance to conduct two experiments in our teaching lab. You will have an informal meeting (not an interview – don’t worry!) with a senior member of academic staff when you can discuss anything of importance to you and hear about their research and teaching at Leicester. You will be guided, as a small group, through all of this by some of our undergraduate students, and we encourage you to ask questions about anything to do with your course and life as a Chemistry student in Leicester.

Meanwhile, your guests will receive a talk about the course and the Department, to give them an insight into student life, followed by an informal chat with staff and some students over coffee.  

Your time in the Department will conclude with an opportunity to ask the Admissions Tutor any further questions you might have.  

3.45pm Visit Day ends.

If you arrive after the Registration period, please make your way in the first instance to the ‘Union Square’ in the Students’ Union (Percy Gee Building) to register, collect your programme and receive further directions.

Further information

If you have any questions about UCAS visit days please contact the Department of Chemistry: