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How to get the most out of a Virtual Open Day

Gain an advantage by making sure you are prepared for our Virtual Open Day, to see all that you want to see and ask any questions you may have.

Accessing the Virtual Open Day

When you register for a Virtual Open Day session, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the event. Please use that link to access the event and enter the email address and password you provided at time of registration.

Please note you will not be able to access the full experience until the time and date of the event you have registered for. If you log in prior to your start time you can access your profile but may need to log in again at the start of your session. 

Why study at the University of Liverpool?

We were established in 1881 and we can truly claim to be the original ‘redbrick’ university – the phrase was coined about our distinctive red brick Victoria Building. Visit the Welcome section of the Virtual Open Day accessed from the lobby page to hear more about our history, facilities and research from our Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Janet Beer.

Virtual Open Day top tips

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need any help navigating the Virtual Open Day, visit the Welcome booth and speak to our UK Recruitment Team via the Live Chat who will be happy to help.

Visit your subject booth

Make sure you take the time to visit your subject booth of interest, here you’ll have the opportunity to view and digest presentations, videos and literature on course content, facilities and what makes studying with us a unique experience. Most Booths also have the chance to chat live to current staff and students.

Click here to see a full list of Booths

Take part in live chats

As part of the day we'll be running live chat sessions throughout, take a look at the times below so you know when we'll be running the live sessions for each area.

 Morning SessionAfternoon Session

Academic Department live chat*

Here you can ask any burning questions about the course, modules and teaching methods.

10am - 11.30am 2pm - 3.30pm

Student Support and Student Experience live chat

Speak to staff so that you are confident that your support needs will be met.
10am - 11.30am, check the booths for extended chat times 2pm - 3.30pm, check the booths for extended chat times

*Please note: Medicine will not be offering live activity during October sessions, however you will still be able to access on-demand content during all Open Day sessions.  

Chat to our Students

You’ll also be able to ask any general questions to our current students to find out what it’s really like to live and study in Liverpool. They’ll be ready to answer your questions all morning/afternoon. Just follow the link from the landing page to Chat to our Students.

Find out about our Student Support offer

If you choose to study with us, there is lots of support available for you as a student to ensure you are successful during your time here.

In our Student Support section of the Virtual Open Day you will find booths representing Admissions and Applying, Student Welfare, Advice and Guidance including Counselling and Mental Health, Finance and Funding as well as information on Careers and Employability and Widening Participation and information for Parents and Supporters.

In these booths you will find an abundance of presentations, videos and literature along with the opportunity to live chat with our teams who are on hand to answer any questions you may have (please note live chat won’t be available for Student Welfare, Advice and Guidance including Counselling and Mental Healthand an alternative contact method will be available).

What’s it like to be a Student at the University of Liverpool?

In our Student Experience section, you’ll find Booths representing Study Abroad, Open Languages, Accommodation, Libraries, Museums and Galleries and Sport Liverpool. There are also opportunities to find out more about our fantastic facilities on campus, our exciting and vibrant city, and what the Liverpool Guild of Students (Students' Union) have on offer with their events and societies.

Our brand new virtual campus tour will give you an insight into what the campus is like and gives you the opportunity to explore yourself or take a guided tour.

Preparing for the Virtual Open Day

Prepare a few questions for the live chat sessions to help you work out if it is the right course and university for you. Think about the following:

  • Admissions. Ask about grades, preferred subjects, whether there is an interview, and tips for your personal statement.
  • Course content. Courses with the same title will be different at each university so ask about the modules, assessment and the teaching style.
  • Opportunities. University is much more than just sitting in a classroom so make sure you think of questions about other options that may be available to you. Study abroad, work placements. Getting involved with sports and societies are a great way to boost your CV and get the work/life balance right!
  • Finance. What scholarships are you eligible for and how do you apply for them.
  • Support. Speak to staff so that you are confident that your support needs will be met.

After Open Day

Don’t be shy about keeping in contact to ask any questions you forgot on the day!

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