Open Days are a really useful way to experience universities and colleges first-hand. Expect to get more details on courses, facilities and the university or college as a whole.
Events will be full of current students and staff who are there to answer any questions and help you and your child get a feel for the place. Use the time to explore the surrounding area – is this somewhere you could see them living? Would your child be happy here?
Lots of talks will be going on throughout the day, like presentations on courses and subject areas. Your child can find out more about studying their chosen subject, or be inspired by something new! Student housing and student finance talks mean you can start figuring out how it all works. Most open days will offer a full campus tour, guided by the students who know it best.
Open Days will often have a Student Information Fair where you can speak to the different support services such as Wellbeing, Admissions, Sports, Students’ Union and many more.
If you can’t make the Open Day date, many universities or colleges will offer a tour at a time to suit you. Many also have virtual tours to see what the campus and facilities are like.