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Year 12s: will you attend any open days over summer?

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Year 12s: will you attend any open days over summer?

Yes, I'll be attending a few 42%
Yes, but only one or two 25%
Maybe, I need to do more research first 3%
I would like to but I'm unable to 6%
No, I don't plan to attend any over the summer break 23%
Tell us more about your answer in the thread!1%
Total votes: 115
If you're in year 12, it's only a few months until you'll start year 13.

And as you see this year's university applicants get their results in August and head off to start their courses the following month, you'll probably start wondering where you'll be in a year's time.

So have you started thinking about your university options - and do you plan to attend any open days over the summer break?

Let us know what you're thinking, or if you need any help :smile:
Reply 1
i can't go to every open day and it's making me feel frustrated because there's some i really wanted to go to but can't because of distance/clashes with other open days
Original post by klafow
i can't go to every open day and it's making me feel frustrated because there's some i really wanted to go to but can't because of distance/clashes with other open days

right, a few is going on tomorrow, on the 15th. Like Bristol, SOAS, QMUL
Reply 3
Original post by misanthrope07
right, a few is going on tomorrow, on the 15th. Like Bristol, SOAS, QMUL

bath as well ☹️
Original post by klafow
i can't go to every open day and it's making me feel frustrated because there's some i really wanted to go to but can't because of distance/clashes with other open days

Hiya!

It’s fantastic to hear that you’re considering university and potentially planning to visit some!

We understand that not everyone can travel to attend an Open Day, whether this is due to distance, travel expenses or simply not having the time.

However, universities typically offer multiple Open and Applicant days throughout the year. By various dates, this hopefully provides to prospective students the opportunity to visit. If one date doesn’t work, maybe there will be another chance.

I would also recommend having a look at online resources. For example at De Montfort University we have a virtual opportunity to explore our campus a similar design to Google Maps, where you can ‘walk’ through campus, and stop along the way to watch videos from students and staff about the various subjects, services and facilities at DMU. Perhaps, other universities offer a similar service. In case you are interested here is the link to DMU’s virtual experience below. YouTube is also a great resource for exploring universities. On the DMU channel we have plenty of videos about the university and we even have a video which was livestreamed from our Open Day, which was our Welcome Talk. I would encourage you to do some online research, as this way you can sort and identify the universities that interest you the most and then see there Open Days as priorities.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/content/discover-dmu/

Travelling to some university Open Days can be expensive, so have a look and see if any universities offer money off your journey. For instance, for DMU’s Open Day there is the potential to claim £5 Uber or Uber Eats voucher to support you on your journey to campus.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/open-days/open-days.aspx?gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI88m135vhhgMVpphQBh3tIQo0EAAYASAAEgK9LPD_BwE

If you are unavailable for the Open / Applicant day but would still wish to look around the university Campus, campus tours can be a potential option. Campus tours happen more frequently and in DMU’s case three times a week, a guided tour will be provided by a DMU student showcasing you around the various subject buildings and facilities.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/campus-tours/index.aspx

There is also the potential to engage with current university students on this platform, and various others such as The Ambassador Platform (TAP). On TAP, current student, like myself post content regarding the University and what we get up to as students. As well as engaging in the constant content, we are also available to answer questions

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/chat-with-a-student/index.aspx

I hope this has been helpful
-Maddie, Second year Health and Well-being in Society student at De Montfort University

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