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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:

"University of Bath"
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8. You can find out about safety and happiness

For many, university will represent the first extended period away from home - not everyone acclimatises so well and some students need additional help and support. Use open days to find out the level of support you're likely to get in case of personal issues whilst at university. Visit the welfare department and see exactly what services are on offer. 

What to look for:

  • Does the support team seem friendly, helpful, approachable?
  • What services do they offer?
  • Are they up-to-date on welfare issues students face today?