So, it’s finally here, time for you to consider applying to a university. It’s something that you’ve thought about for some time and the time is near when you must put your thoughts and ideas into action.
- For a number of people it may be a slightly stressful situation to be in, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you are aware of what to do, and when to do it.
As with all important matters, it’s a good idea to plan ahead, and get organised to ensure that everything goes smoothly. This will take the edge off of any worries that you may have regarding any issues.
When it comes to university open days, they are the perfect way for you to ascertain whether a university feels or doesn’t feel quite right for yourself. You may already have a number of universities in mind and a specific one in which you wish to study at from the get go; with the reasons for your choice being anything from its reputation, location, or the courses it is offering (or perhaps the lot!).
So, it’s going to be very important for you to take the time and visit the university before you act otherwise (similar to a home you are moving into) it may just not feel right and meet your former expectations after arriving there, and then you’ll not be content staying on there.
- Applying to university is indeed a huge choice, one which will may even shape the rest of your life, so getting it right is important.
Advice for open day:
- To start with, check out to see if the university has the course you want to study. Why visit a university which doesn’t have your specific course?
- Organise a timetable for visits, because they just may coincide and be on the very same day.
- Check for an online booking application form on their website and book a time. The university will then before long send you more information with a schedule for that particular day.
- After you arrive, make sure to register. You will then be informed where to go for any relevant talks and areas of the university, typically with a student guide or a university representative.
- Take down notes at presentations, lectures, tours, etc. and even some photos. This info will help you to remember which is which after finishing all of your visits. Make note of any likes and dislikes regarding each university.
- Forget shyness! Have already prepared questions and simply ask them.
- Should you have the time, wander off campus and take a look at the university’s surroundings and the nearest town or city.
May your open day, be an open window into all matters which the universities have to offer. These are unique days which you have possibly been waiting for, for a long time, so try enjoying the experience and may good luck be with you!