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What to Expect From an Open Day: Useful Information to Help You Prepare

Are you thinking about attending your first open day? Here’s everything you need to know about what to expect when you get there.

Our prospectus or website can tell you a lot about our colleges – but the best way to decide which course and college is right for you is to come along to an open day.

We know that attending an open day for the first time can be a bit daunting, so here’s some key information about what to expect once you get there.

What is an open day?

We organise our open days so that prospective students can visit us and learn more about the courses our colleges have to offer. An open day is a great way to get a taste of college life and gain first-hand experience of what it feels like to study with us.

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When do open days happen?

Our open days happen throughout the year and take place on weekdays as well as at weekends. We understand that it can be hard to fit in a college visit around your current studies, work, or family commitments – so we hold our open days in the morning, afternoon and early evening. 

Do I need to register for an open day?

Like most colleges, we ask all prospective students to book a space at our open days. It’s important to us that visiting students have time and space to explore our colleges, so we offer timed slots for every open day.

What happens at an open day?

  • At our open days, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Hear from our students and teachers
  • Find out more about our excellent range of courses
  • Learn out about student life at our colleges
  • Visit our outstanding teaching areas
  • Explore our facilities and industry-standard equipment
  • Learn about the support we offer
  • Get valuable career advice

You’ll also have time to explore the college and get a feel for student life.

What to Expect From an Open Day: Useful Information to Help You Prepare

How can I prepare for an open day?

In addition to reading any materials about the open day and your chosen course, you can prepare by remembering the following things:

  1. Dress for comfort – You’ll be walking and talking so wear something comfortable.
  2. Pack a few essentials – You’ll want to pack light so we recommend bringing a notepad and pen, a spare bag for leaflets and flyers, and a water bottle.
  3. Plan your journey – Make sure you know how to reach us and where the nearest bus or tube stop is.
  4. Think about the questions you want to ask – Make a list of things you want to know and tick them off as you go.
  5. Factor in some downtime – Exploring a potential college and absorbing lots of new information can be tiring work. Give yourself time to visit the college cafe or the library and take a moment or two to sit and soak up the atmosphere.

We have a range of open days coming up this term. If you’re interested in visiting one of our colleges, you can register your interest here.


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