Here are my top tips for attending open days!
1) Go to as many as you can! Open days are definitely worth visiting as you can get a good idea of the atmosphere both the university campus and city/location have to offer and often show far more real perspectives than any brochure or website has to offer!
2) Speak to students and staff, even if you don’t have any specific questions! The university’s ambassadors, students, and lecturers will be on hand to talk to you and help with any queries you might have but I would definitely chat to current students about their experience and get them to give you an honest insight into student life at that university! It’s great to get a first-hand account of what studying there is actually like from a real student rather than hearing what the uni has to say!
3) Make sure you have a look round both the campus and
the city! Often, prospective students will forget to look around the city itself but it’s also important to have an idea of where you might be living and to get an idea if the location has everything you could want as a student! Does it have good transport links to get around? How about shops/restaurants/entertainment? Have a walk round to get a feel for the area and see if it’s right for you!
All the best to anyone looking round open days in the next few months! Make the most of it and take your time to make the right decision for you!
- Alfie, University of Plymouth Undergraduate Student Rep