Checklist: How to make the most of open days

open days

By theunipod,

Visiting colleges or universities on their open day is one of the best ways to get a feel of the campus. But you’ll only have a few hours at each uni so it’s important to make the most of your time there. As you start the process of choosing which uni to study at, theunipod has put together a checklist so you can get the most out the open day and ensure you don’t forget the basics.

  • Check our calendar of university and college open days
  • Choose the ones you want to attend and put the dates in your diary 
  • Sign up to your chosen open days early
  • Pay your money! (You don’t want to miss out on a space on the bus!)
  • Check out the uni websites to see what they have on offer and jot down any notes and questions
  • Download the universities’ open day schedule and highlight the presentations you want to attend
  • Print out a map of the uni so when you turn up on the day you know where to go. They’re bigger than you’d think!
  • Collect as much information as possible (although not too much that you’re overwhelmed). Don’t be afraid to take notes. Those that don’t will regret it!
  • Have a list of questions you can ask university staff and students so you’ll get the answers you’re looking for. Use our list of open day questions as a base.
    -    Speak to people – even if you’re shy, it’s important to get a first-hand view from those who have studied there. So speak to fellow open day-ers, current students, and staff.
  • Have fun!