Thinking about university

Making your choices

Getting the most from open days

Deciding which university to choose is a big decision. The best way to get a real feel for what to expect is to attend university open days.

Open days are where you can go along to a University, meet staff, students, find out about courses and what life at Uni is really like. You can assess first-hand the facilities on offer, you should make sure they have everything you would need to maximise your learning potential and that any equipment or software is industry standard so that you graduate with the most relevant skills.

You can speak to University staff and students and find out about career prospects, links with industry, whether they can facilitate placements and what graduates have gone one to do. Plus, if you are planning on moving away from home, seeing the accommodation options is really helpful as you then picture yourself there making lots of new friends.

Open Days - a guide for students

There is so much to see and lots of questions to ask, our video guide will help prepare for the day.

Higher Education not only offers an extended academic experience, the activities organised through the Students’ Union provide exciting opportunities for you to engage in new hobbies and sports, volunteering and a platform for meeting even more people.

It is important that a university is viewed as a complete package, you should review all elements of what is on offer to enhance both your academic and social experience and factor these into your decision making process.

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