Visit university websites for different and unique opportunities: shadowing a student for the day; taking part in a competition, social event or networking event.
Visit a university campus, check out facilities, get to meet staff and students and ask questions about courses. You can also figure out how you feel there, would you be happy if this was your university?
Open Days are often free and usually do not have entry requirements.
You visit a university campus for either a lecture or some workshops or lab sessions to experience academic teaching in your area of interest. You may consider going to more than one university to compare.
Taster Days are often free and usually do not have entry requirements.
If you choose to, you can do a summer school between year 1 and year 2 of a Level 3 qualification. Summer Schools are a great way to engage in activities related to academic subjects, and social events and get to know university life.
Remember to check entry requirements when applying to Summer School as some may ask for things like specific GCSE grades.
If there is a fee for a Summer School, you can usually get financial support to help with this.
You can also find information on each university’s website. Type ‘Taster Day’ or ‘Summer School’ into the search tool on their website. If you can’t find it this way, you may have to browse the website as every university will have the information laid out differently. Try finding:
If you want to discuss Open Days, Taster Days or Summer Schools, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team.