How to prepare for Open Day
Gain an advantage by making sure you are prepared before you arrive at Open Day, to see all that you want to see and ask any questions you may have.
Open Day top tips
Before Open Day:
Book in advance
We recommend that you book your place in advance so you have time to look through the activities, decide what you want to see, and plan your journey. Some popular talks and tours may be ticketed, so if you register in advance you are able to select your tickets when you book.
Plan your journey
Please note that parking is severely restricted on campus and we advise that visitors use public transport wherever possible. If arriving by car we recommend that visitors use city centre car parks. The nearest public car park is Mount Pleasant (L3 5TB). Find out more about getting here.
If you have any access requirements, please include them on your Open Day registration form and we will be in contact prior to the event. Alternatively you can contact us on +44 (0)151 794 5832 or at email@example.com before your visit.
Disabled visitors should also check out DisabledGo which enables you to review the campus and any buildings you will need to access before your visit.
At Open Day:
When you arrive at Open Day you can check in at the click of a button on your 'manage your booking' page. The 'check in' button will be available from 08.00 on the morning of Open Day, once you have checked in there's no need to queue again and you can head straight to your first activity.
Alternatively, you can check in by presenting the QR from your email at the check in desks when you arrive on campus or even through the Open Day app.
What to see first?
Check the programme and mark the times and locations of all the talks and tours you want to attend. Try to make time to visit our Information Zone where you will be able to chat to staff about a wide range of topics, including admissions, accommodation, finance, study abroad etc.
You may not be able to go to everything that looks interesting, so prioritise attending subject sessions. If you apply to us and receive an offer we will invite you to an Applicant Discovery Day, so don’t panic if you can’t fit everything in!
Prepare a few questions 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!