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5 Tips for Attending the UCB Open Day

5 Tips for Attending the UCB Open Day

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great start to the year. I can’t believe that we’re almost at the end of the month already. Time flies when you’re having fun as they say!

Today I wanted to talk to you about the UCB College Open Day (whoop whoop) which is happening on Saturday 25 January 2020. That’s right, this coming weekend! It will be at Summer Row or Richmond House (which aren’t too far apart) but if you’re registering in advance, check your booking confirmation for the details.

Why attend the UCB Open Day anyway?

It’s like a try before you buy scheme really. The open day will be a really good opportunity for you to have a look around campus and get a feel for the place.

Meeting and talking to some of the students and lecturers/tutors will help you to make some important decisions about choosing UCB to do your course. It’s good to hear what others think and why they’ve chosen to study here.

The open day will give you a more personal experience than finding information out online, and there’s no better way to do it than to be there and meet with people, face-to-face.

Try not to be nervous, worried or anxious (I can’t count the number of times people have said that to me). If you’re visiting UCB for the first time, there will be loads of people in the same boat as you – deep breath!

So, here are 5 tips for attending the UCB Open Day:

  1. Before you get there, find out as much information as you can about the course that you’re interested in. The open day will run from 10am until 3pm so there’s more than enough time for you to get the most out of the day.
  2. You don’t have to sign up for a course on the day (unless you want to and have the right documents with you). If you like what you see once you’ve had a scout around, don’t hesitate to sign up for the course that you’d like to study this year. Don’t feel pressured either – if you want to sign up after the open day, you can do it online.
  3. Visit the department(s) – If you’re trying to decide which course to study or if you’ve got multiple options in mind, the open day will give you the chance to put things into perspective.
  4. Attend subject presentations – These will last approx 30-45 minutes depending on the course, but it’s a really good way to ask questions, maybe have a go at some practical activities and ultimately narrow down your options. It might be worth booking the presentations in advance so that you know what your day will look like and to save you having to wait for the next presentation if you get there late.
  5. Enjoy it! The open day will equip you with lots of information but instead of being overwhelmed by it, just enjoy the day.

Thanks for reading.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and the open day too!


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