Why go to a university open day?
Open days provide a number of invaluable insights despite the heavy marketing that surrounds them. Click through the gallery below to see why you should attend an open day or two, and what to look for when you're there:
3. You can meet current students
Universities enlist existing students to run tours, demonstrate their work, and be available to answer questions. This is your opportunity to dig deep and get the nitty gritty details. These students won’t have an agenda so are likely to give you an honest insight. They’ll tell you whether or not they’re satisfied with the teaching, the support available, what the local nightlife is like, what the best halls of residence are – the list is endless. Don’t be shy and get asking.
Questions to ask:
- How easy is it to get one-on-one time with lecturers and tutors?
- How safe is it at night?
- What’s the best union bar?
Read more questions to ask at open days.
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