Access to HE: The next steps to University

Prep for University

Getting the most out of University Open Day

Visiting an Open Day

It’s important to make an informed decision about what and where to study. Attending an Open Day is a fantastic way to find out all the information you need to make an informed choice about what you would like to study, and where.
The following tips will help you get the most out of your University Open day visit:

1. Choose the right course for you.

An Open day subject session is your chance to find out exactly what your course involves. You can even register for two sessions in one day – a great idea if you’re not sure about which course to pick. Click on the blue cube on the right to browse our courses.

2. Get prepared.

Note down the things you and your family think are important; split the ‘tick list’ up between you all. That way, you have plenty of time to get lots of information about everything you’re interested in finding out. Think about which facilities you’re more likely to use during your time here and inspect them closely. Especially buildings like the Library, which you’re likely to use for long periods of time!

3. Find out where the University is.

It’s important to get an idea of the University location in relation to the rest of the town for shopping, or nights out etc. This will help to give you get the best experience when visiting for Open Days and give you a realistic idea of what living there is like.

4. Ask lots of questions!

There is no such thing as a silly question, and you can guarantee that someone else in the room will be glad to hear the answer!! It’s true when people say everyone is in the same boat, and you’ll be helping yourself and others out by asking first.

5. Don’t rush out..

Don’t leave an Open Day straight away, grab a drink and chat over your experience before you head home. That way, if you have any more questions, you can get an answer before you leave. Sitting and experiencing the vibe in the campus coffee shop will give you a taste of student life. And don’t be afraid to come back more than once – you want to make the right choice!

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