University open days are an excellent opportunity to find out everything you and your son or daughter needs to know about an institution. At an open day your son or daughter (and you) will normally have the chance to talk to current students about what it’s like to live away from home, what there is to do in the area and the sports teams and societies they can join. They can chat to teaching staff and ask specific questions, as well as take part in subject lectures to get a real feel for what studying the course will be like.
This video shows you what you can expect at an open day at the University of Glamorgan. Why not book your place now?
At Glamorgan, 96% of our 2011 Open Day attendees rated our Open Days as excellent or good and our events are specifically designed with students in mind. We believe in engaging with our students, and our hands-on workshops held during our open days are a great way for prospective students to see our courses come to life. Whether your child is interested in solving a crime scene investigation as an introduction to a Forensic Science course or operating the lighting and PA systems on a live stage to gain an insight into our Live Event Technology course, open days offer something to whet the appetite of every visitor. You may even be inspired to join in as well!
All applicants should take advantage of the opportunity to attend an Open Day. Courses can often sound similar in prospectuses but at an Open Day you get a real grasp of what is available and on offer. You also get a feel for the place and the atmosphere on campus.
Cerith Rhys Jones, current applicant
My advice would be to prepare a few questions in advance that you would really like answers to. Sometimes during the busy open day, your mind can go blank and you can struggle to think of what is important to ask if you do not prepare before you go.
Aisling Galligan, University of Glamorgan student
1. Study the programme. Once you have booked your place, a programme outlining the talks, tours and activities that are happening throughout the day will be sent to you.
2. Plan your day. The programme will include a planner outlining what is happening and when, to help you get the most out of your visit.
3. Chat to the academics. Encourage your son or daughter to speak to the academic representing the course they are interested in studying.
4. Visit the support departments. Our friendly, professional staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer queries about finance, accommodation, careers or welfare.
5. Take a tour. Sample what Glamorgan has to offer by taking a tour of the campus, halls of residence and sports facilities.