Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Questions to ask

It’s natural to have lots of questions when you attend an open day, make sure you’re prepared and make a list of the questions you want to ask.

To help you prepare, we’ve collated a list of questions which you may want to ask when you attend an open day.

  • What are the entry requirements for this course?
  • What modules are covered in the course?
  • How many teaching hours are delivered each week?
  • How many hours a week do you get with the tutor?
  • How many hours (on average) are required outside of lectures for additional reading and studying?
  • What job opportunities are typically associated with this degree?
  • What jobs do graduates have and what is their average starting salary?
  • How is the course assessed? (Exams, course work etc.)
  • What are the facilities like for the course?
  • How much money has been invested in the facilities?
  • Is there a plan to continually improve the facilities currently available?
  • How much are accommodation fees?
  • What type of accommodation is available? (Catered, non-catered, en-suite, shared bathroom and shared kitchen etc.)
  • How do I apply for accommodation?
  • Are all first year students guaranteed accommodation on campus?
  • What facilities are available within the accommodation itself? (Laundry room, shared lounge etc.)
  • How long can students live in campus accommodation for?
  • What security measures are in place?
  • Who is eligible for accommodation on the campus?
  • Do you have special accommodation for students with disabilities? 
  • Do you have special accommodation for mature students?
  • Do you have special accommodation for international students?
  • How far are the nearest shops/bars/restaurants? 
  • What recreational and sporting facilities are available on campus?
  • What clubs and societies are available?
  • What support and guidance groups are available for students?
  • What study support is available for students?
  • What career guidance is available for students?
  • What are the public transport links like? 
  • How much are students advised to budget per term/year?
  • Why did you choose to study at Loughborough University?
  • What do you enjoy about Loughborough University?
  • What could be improved about Loughborough University?
  • How did you find living away from home?
  • What is the community like at Loughborough University?
  • Do you have a good relationship with your tutors?
  • How have you found the course so far - what are the teaching, facilities and support services like for your course?
  • Are you planning on doing a placement year or have you completed a placement year?
  • What do you wish you’d known before you started University?