It's a good idea to talk about your higher education options in person
- UCAS events and course provider open days give you the chance to ask questions and to see what's available. If you can't visit in person, you could go to a virtual open day
- Come to a UCAS event to talk to course provider reps and to compare different courses.
- Go to a course provider open day to explore the campus and get insights from staff and students.
- Can't attend an event? Take a look at a virtual tour instead!
Open days for visiting course providers
These are great chances to see where you'll be learning and where you could be living.
- Picture yourself living at the university and see if you think you'll be happy there.
- See what the facilities are like.
- Ask students and staff anything you'd like to know more about.
Heading to an open day helps you see if the place feels right. It also gives you a chance to get any answers you need before applying.
Use the search at the top of this page to find when open days are.
But don't worry if you miss one — you can often arrange a visit on a different day, and many course providers make open day podcasts you can listen to.
Virtual tours and open days
Not everyone can attend an open day or event in person, so we've provided a list of virtual tours and open days for course providers. You can then see the campus for yourself and find out more about the local area.
If the university you want to visit isn't listed, take a look at their website or YouTube channel instead.
UCAS events for exploring higher education
These are great ways to find out more about higher education and see some of the best resources and deals you can get.
- We run events around the country for different stages of the application process.
- You can talk to us, to universities, colleges and other course providers, professional bodies and commercial companies too. You can also get advice on finance and other information useful for students.
- There's plenty to help you out — whether you have some or no idea what to study, or if you've applied and you're looking for student deals or careers info.