Get to know a uni better at an open day!

Friday 26 July 2019, UCAS advice


Get to know a uni better at an open day!

Open days are a great opportunity for you to check out a university, before you apply or accept a place. Not sure how to find them or how to prepare? We’ve got it covered in four simple steps!

1. Make a shortlist
There are hundreds of unis and colleges in the UK and there might be a fair few that offer the type of course you’re interested in. Put a shortlist together of the unis or colleges you’d like to visit, by searching for courses in our search tool. Once you’ve done that, search for open days to see if you there are any you can attend.

2. Plan ahead
So, you’ve found a uni you want to attend and arranged to head off to an open day? Get an idea of what you want out of the day. Whether it’s seeing specific departments, or meeting particular course tutors, make sure you have a plan in mind to get the most out of it! Also, think of some questions to ask while you’re there. You’ll meet the staff and current students who will know the uni and surrounding areas better than anyone – so this is your chance to get some valuable info from those in the know!

3. Check out their agenda
Each open day will have a set agenda. There will be a selection of tours, talks, meet and greet sessions, and much more. It’s worth checking the uni’s website before you attend, as they may have an in-depth agenda for the day.

4. Can’t attend an open day?
With so many unis and colleges around the UK, we understand you may not be able to attend all the ones you’d like to. If that’s the case, check out our virtual tours for an interactive look at a university from the comfort of your own home.

If you have any other questions about open days, check out the information on our website or get in touch with our advisers on Facebook or Twitter.