Open days mean a lot to students aspiring to higher education. These are the days one would get the taste of a university they would like to join. Open days also help aspirants to get all the information they need to know about a university in order to narrow down their options.
However, preparing for this undergraduate open days is very important for you to collect all the necessary information to make the right decisions. This article will discuss how you can prepare for open days.
Make a plan
Since many open days happen at once, it’s good to plan well prior, especially if you plan to attend a couple. This means you should book accommodation and your travel. You also need to narrow down your choices and make a small list of the universities you have a high chance of visiting so as not to tire yourself of visiting all the open-day events.
You can prepare a schedule for every open day to know when you are required to be there, where you are going, and what you expect to see. Visit the institution’s website and print their open day program and incorporate into your plan any information session you wish to attend, location, and noting the time.
Additionally, you can create time to look out for amenities you are interested in.
Find out public transport and parking information in advance and come with a family member to keep you company and advice you where necessary.
Talk to the correct people
Do not shy off from asking any questions during the information session since your decision will be based on everything that you learn during the session. Note down any important information. It’s also good to prepare a couple of questions in advance for every information session and some questions about things you might want to know about.
Explore the campus
Check out the university’s amenities and visit the building you are going to study in. This is an important tour for students whose course will require them to utilize unique labs or computer services as an essential part of their learning like IT, health science, and design.
Look at the accommodation choices available. This is a good chance to check how they look and how near they are to the city and the institution.
Look beyond all the balloons and hype and ask yourself if that is the institution you want to be in. Is the atmosphere favorable to staying there, or is it a place where you would want to go straight home after classes?
Also, check the transport choices and conduct a trial run. Is there enough parking space if the university is within driving distance? Is it free, or does it need a permit? If public transport is your options look at the available forms and how regular is it and which way to take.
Apart from getting some information about the institution, you can make it a fun day where you can bring your family and friends to enjoy the day together as you explore the university.