University Open Days

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  • Capel Manor College
    5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    2nd September 2021
    Capel Manor College, London, , UK

    Our Open Days allow you to visit our campuses and chat with our tutors and Admissions team about our courses. Due to COVID-19, our Open Days will be slightly different from usual and the set-up will encourage safe social distancing. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you, but we encourage you to limit this to as few people as possible. You will also be required to bring and wear your own face covering at all times whilst in the building.

  • Staffordshire University
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    4th September 2021
    College Road, Stoke on Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE, UK

    This is your chance to experience a taste of what our Digital Institute is all about meet us online through virtual course booths, live chat facilities with our experts and students, campus and accommodation tours and see what life would be like here at Staffordshire University London. Enjoy virtual tours of our facilities dedicated to Esports including our bespoke Esports Arena and our state-of-the-art control room, a space where you’ll learn everything from how to light an event to sound and vision mixing and find out about our new Megalab digital hive where our Cyber Security and Computer Science courses will be housed.

    Our Open Days will be conducted in line with the latest official guidance from the UK Government and other relevant authorities and we will therefore be offering these as virtual events until further notice and as always we will continue to ensure your health, safety and well being while delivering a first-class educational experience. To ensure you stay up to date with any changes to our Open Day format, please register for your preferred date by clicking the ‘visit website’ button.

  • University of Southampton
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    11th September 2021
    Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

    No additional detail for this event.

  • Edge Hill University
    10:00 am-3:00 pm
    11th September 2021
    St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, UK

    Attending an Open Day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to get a taste of student life on campus and what you can expect from your course. During the day, you can speak personally with course tutors, attend subject presentations, take tours of subject-based facilities and engage in practical activities. Student guides will take you on a tour of our halls of residence and faculty buildings, highlighting the wide range of impressive facilities and resources we offer. Staff will also be on hand to advise about the application process, accommodation, understanding fees and finance, and planning for your future career. See for yourself why our beautiful campus has been ranked best in the North West and in the top 5 for university facilities (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020). If you have any queries about open days or how to book, please contact Course Enquiries on 01695 657000.


University open days

Going to university open days is an important part of applying to university or college – they can help you work out if you actually want to go to an institution or not! University Open days are run throughout the year, tending to fall into ‘pre-offer’ and ‘post-offer’. Here we’ve listed every single UK university open day (yes really) so you can find that works for you.

University Open Days in the UK

Why should you go to a University open day?

University open days can help you narrow down your options, and work out which offers you want to accept. They are also opportunities to visit the place you could potentially live for the next three or so years! They allow you to get a grip of what being a student there would be like, from walks to lectures to events and theatrical societies.

UK University Open days for students

How to choose a university or college

It’s important to research the subject you want to study and look in detail at the course offered by each university. Different unis will differ slightly on what they offer, even if it’s the same subject. Topics can depend on faculty members, so make sure the course actually includes something you want to study!

Think about what type of institution you want to go to. Some are campus-based, some are in towns, and some are spread across a city.

Have a look at what people are saying. Official university or college websites are great places to start, but why not also look at student forums? Here you’ll be able to read real students opinions. Or, if you want something less biased, take a look at our university guides.

But the only way to truly decide whether or not you want to go to a particular university or college is to visit it. Guides and website can only give you so much – you need to visit them to get a real feel for the place.

Before you go

Do some research on each uni before you go, and think about what you want to get out of your time in higher education. If you’re a keen sportsman, for example, it’s worth visiting a uni or college to make sure they have the right sports facilities.

What should you be looking for?

What’s the town or campus like? Can you see yourself going there?

Accommodation. Whilst it is unlikely you will be able to see all the different types of accommodation on your university open day, if you’re planning on living in university accommodation, it’s extremely important you visit a hall so you know what to expect! If you want to go fully catered, visit a fully catered hall of residence. If you’re planning on being self-catered, visit one that is self-catered.

Get the most out of an university open day

What do you want to get out of the university open day? Plan your trip according to these goals.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Take a look around the campus/ town/ city.

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