STS Open Days - Visit us
STS operates several kinds of open days. These offer an opportunity for prospective students to visit the department, speak with staff, and get a sense of the environment in which they might study.
If schedules allow, we also arrange for applicants to meet current students. We want applicants to hear about the programme directly from those involved.
Parents are very welcome to attend open days, too. We know they have additional questions, and they are key advisers in the decision-making process.
- UCL Open Days
UCL operates large and event-filled open days for programmes across the whole university. General information about open days can be found on the UCL Open Days page - booking is essential.
On these open days, STS academics and students are on hand to talk with you and your family about our degrees, careers, and life at UCL. We normally give talks that sample content from our degrees. We'll be happy to take the time to help you understand why we think STS is an exciting place to study.
STS activities in upcoming UCL open days
Talks by STS staff
Science and Technology Studies Time Venue Speaker Name About History and Philosophy of Science BSc 10:15 - 10:45 Room 1.20, Engineering Building, Malet Place Professor Joe Cain About Science and Society BSc 12:30 - 13:00 Professor Joe Cain Taster: Dinosaurs Show the Importance of History and Philosophy of Science 10:45 - 11:15 Room 1.20, Engineering Building, Malet Place Professor Joe Cain Taster: Charles Darwin REVEALED through Science and Technology Studies 13:00 - 13:30 Professor Joe Cain
- Look for STS staff at the booth for UCL Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MAPS).
- Look for STS staff roaming the campus. AsK us for one of our brand new STSUCL buttons!
- MAPS Faculty Open Days
The STS department is part of the MAPS (Mathematics and Physical Sciences) faculty. The faculty arrange their own open days where students interested in subjects within the faculty - Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Space and Climate Physics, and Statistical Science - can learn more about UCL courses. STS take part in these Open Days, and are happy to provide an different viewpoint to the above subjects.
Currently, MAPS do not have any open days scheduled - details will be posted here once confirmed. If you'd like to find out more, visit the MAPS Faculty page.
- STS Open Days
If you apply to one of our courses and are successful, you will also be invited to attend one of our STS Open Days. These are scheduled between January and March. STS Open Days provide a more focussed opportunity to get to know the department. You'll have a chance to meet current students, learn more about the course, and talk with several members of academic staff about the department, and about how your interests and skills relate to the subjects we study.
- STS Open Day (virtual)
Sometimes it's impossible to visit UCL in person. We've prepared a series of sample presentations that give a hint for the sort of ideas created. You can find these on the STS Youtube Channel.
Visit our STS Open Day playlist and you'll find an introduction to the department, plus introductory lectures on Philosophy of Science, History of Science, and Science & Society - with additional videos to follow.
- Drop-in visits
In general, we discourage individual visits, simply because we want to give applicants our full attention and we simply cannot drop everything (such as our teaching and our meeting with current students) in order to facilitate this. However, in some circumstances, we're able to make arrangements. If you're unable to attend one of the scheduled open days but would like to find out more about the department, contact our admissions tutors at firstname.lastname@example.org.