Visitor checklist​

​If you like to be prepared, then you’ll find this open day checklist invaluable.​


Before you attend the open day, there are a few things which you can do to make your trip run as smoothly as possible.​

Book a place on our open day

It’s all well and good planning on attending, but you need to tell us! Make sure you do and click here to book your place on our open day.

Top Tip: Don’t forget to bring your fast track registration form with you to speed up the registration process.

Organise how you intend to get here

Take the stress out of travelling to Loughborough and plan how you intend to get here. Further information can be found on our travel information page.

Any special requirements - then let us know. We can help!

If you or a member of your party has a disability, please contact us. We can provide VIP car parking and ensure that any special requirements are met. Whatever your needs, we’ll try and help you.

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Book a hotel

If you’re travelling far, staying overnight will give you the added bonus of getting to know the area. Submerge yourself into everything Loughborough has to offer and book a room at Burleigh Court or the Link Hotel.

Plan your day

To get the most out of your time with us, we recommend taking a look at the open day guide‌ and plan what talks, tours and presentations you want to attend. There are lots of options so you can tailor your open day to meet your needs.

Who’s coming with you?

Ask someone to come with you. A parent/guardian is perfect, as they will have lots of questions which they will want answering as well.

Weather forecast

Take a look at the weather forecast – you might need sunglasses or an umbrella. Hopefully it’s not the latter!

Wear comfortable shoes

There will be lots of walking and standing, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. We don’t want anyone leaving with a blister!

On the day

There is so much to do once you’re here it can be easy to get distracted, to help you get the most out of your time with us, here’s a short checklist to make sure you stay on track.


Once you arrive on campus, you will be able to register at a number of different locations across campus. You can find registration points at;

You can also register at any one of the purple gazebos which are dotted around campus.

Share your experience

Follow us on Instagram or Snapchat and get stuck into our open day online. Share your experience using #LboroOpenDay or tag us in your Story for a chance to feature in our open day stories, and search Loughborough to use our unique open day stickers.

We’d love to hear from you.


Come and see our accommodation. Don’t worry if you can’t visit the accommodation you’re thinking of applying to, they are all very similar.

Did you know that Loughborough University won the WhatUni? Choice Award for the Best Student Accommodation in 2015.

Visit the Students’ Union

Visit the Students' Union to get an idea of what clubs, societies and events take place, plus you’ll be able to grab something to eat and drink.

The Students’ Union won the WhatUni? Choice Award for the Best Students Union in 2015.

Subject talks

Attend a departmental talk to find out more about your subject of interest. This is a great opportunity to check out the facilities within the department and ask those questions you’ve been burning to ask.

Ask lots of questions

Make sure you ask lots of questions. We recommend composing a list of questions before you arrive so you don’t forget to ask those questions you’re eager to ask.

For inspiration on what questions you can ask while you’re here, view our handy list of questions here.

Speak to current students

Speak with current students and take this opportunity to ask them lots of questions. This is the best way to find out what it’s like to live and study here. We’ll have lots of student helpers who’ll be easy to spot, so don’t be afraid to stop and have a chat with them.

Get contact details

When you leave you’re bound to have questions, so make sure you take the contact details of the people you spoke to within your department. This will allow you to get in touch with them following the open day.