Due to the unprecedented times that the UK is challenged with, universities have been forced to host virtual open days. Following government guidance due to the COVID-19 outbreak, universities are unable to host open days because of the restrictions on group gatherings.
Open days are important as they give you, as a potential student, the opportunity to get a real feel about your prospective place of study. They also give you the chance to learn more about the course modules and the opportunities available to you. For this reason, open days will continue, however, they will all be done online.
What will happen during a virtual open day?
A virtual open day means you’ll be able to do this all online. You’ll learn about the course you’ve applied to or thinking of applying to, all the development opportunities that are provided at the university and how you can build your professional skills. A virtual open day will also enable you to meet the academic team and ask any questions you have about the course requirements and modules.
Should I attend a virtual open day?
Absolutely! Think of it as a try before you buy process. This is an ideal way for you to find out more about the university, including their campus, course content, key central facilities and the range of accommodation offered.
What if I change my mind about a university?
Don’t panic! There is absolutely no pressure for you to apply for a place there and then, nor do you have to accept any offers. If you change your mind, that’s absolutely fine. You might decide the campus isn’t for you or decide the course isn’t what you thought it would be – don’t worry – you have options through university Clearing or Adjustment.
How do I find universities offering virtual open days?
To save you time and make things simpler, we’ve compiled a list of the different universities offering virtual tours. Can’t see the university you’re looking for? Look on their website or email them for assistance.
Here is the list of virtual events we’ve found for you across the UK:
Just because you can’t attend an open day in person, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take full advantage to the virtual open days which many universities are offering. Ask questions, find out what is right for you and make sure it’s your choice. Take advice from your family, friends and teachers but always remember that the decision is in your hands.