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What is a university open day? 

The open day is one of the first steps towards choosing your university and course, and it’s often among the most exciting. Universities open their doors and welcome you in like a VIP, hoping to make the best impression they can by giving you a flavour of what life would be like if you were to study there. 

You’ll usually be greeted by staff and students and will have the opportunity to ask them questions, attend taster lectures, listen to subject talks and take a tour of the campus, the city itself and the student accommodation that is on offer.

What to expect at an open day

There are lots of elements and events that can potentially make up a university open day, but they can typically be grouped into four main areas - you will find these usually form the backbone of most open day itineraries.  

Getting the most out of an open day 

Start to think about accommodation 

Alongside deciding what and where you still study, choosing where to live is probably the most important decision you will make at this stage of your university life. It’s never too early to start thinking about student accommodation, especially in cities where demand for places is high. We have residences nationwide, which you can take a closer look at on our contact us page, as well as taking the opportunity to ask our experts any questions you might have.