Questions to ask at an open day

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.

Course related

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?

Accommodation

How much are accommodation fees?
What type of accommodation is available? (Catered, non-catered, en-suite, shared bathroom and/or kitchen)
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?

Campus and student life

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?

Questions for current students

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?