How to make the most of an Open Day
Open Days are a vital part of any university application: they are your first, and often only impression of a university before you arrive in September. The events are all about discovering how the university would work you, both in terms of your academic career and social interests.
An Open Day can be hectic, so getting organised is the key to ensuring you get the most out of your visit. Our comprehensive checklist is your guide to a successful first visit to any university.
Ahead of the day:
Book your place, remembering to register your guests!
Roughly schedule your day: if you can, book departmental presentations or student life talks in advance.
Map your journey route ahead of the visit.
Sketch out a few questions you’d like to ask about your course or the university.
On the day:
Attend at least one or two subject talks, sample lectures, taster sessions or department visits.
Visit a student finance presentation.
Make time to understand how the application process works.
Take a tour of the campus, student accommodation and extra-curricular facilities.
Save some time for yourself, to do your own exploring of the campus and local area.
Take away a prospectus, course information and a guide of the day.
Top questions to ask:
- How will I be assessed?
- What will my timetable look like?
- What size will seminars and lectures be?
- How many hours will I get with a personal tutor?
- What links are there with employers?
- What societies and sports teams are there to be involved with?
- What does a student weekly budget look like here?
Print your own copy of our Open Day checklist and follow our simple steps for a worthwhile and informative visit to BPP University Open Day on 19 of September.