What to expect from university open days
Open days are hugely popular events, which is not surprising as they give you a far greater idea of what to expect when starting university.
During open day, you can expect to enjoy a great atmosphere on campus and to talk to and hear from the lecturers and students who currently make it tick. On arrival, expect to be greeted by open day student helpers (the ones in the red t-shirts). These are current university students and they are a great source of information and advice. They'll also be the ones giving out open day guides and goodie bags.
How to get the most out of open day
Be prepared. The university will email all registered open day attendees in advance. Checking your emails a day or so before will ensure you have the latest event programme, a map of the campus and even travel notifications.
Bring your mum, or dad, guardian, friend, teacher. It's more popular than ever to bring along a parent or friend to open day events and tours. They can act as a good sounding board when deciding on which university suits you best and there are plenty of activities and points of interest to make it an enjoyable day for all.
Bring your ticket
If you have registered online, print your Eventbrite ticket and bring it with you for speedy registration. If you are unable to print your ticket, our helpers will be happy to take your details instead.
Talks by our leading academics are scheduled throughout the day, check the guide you receive in your goodie bag for times.
These short talks are subject-specific and give you a real insight into the courses available within the subject you want to study. If you miss any talks, don’t worry, you will also find our academics on the information stands around campus.
Open day is your chance to get as much information as possible, so we also run more general talks on funding and SAAS, the students’ association, studying abroad and how to apply to university.
Tours of the campus, accommodation and specialist facilities take place throughout the day. As well as familiarising yourself with the various buildings, this is also a good chance to experience the resources that will be available to you as a student here.
Check the open day guide in your goodie bag for tours and talk times.
Meeting current students and hearing about and seeing examples of their work is a great way to experience more about the course or courses you are considering. Our student helpers can give you first-hand insight into what it is like to be a Glasgow Caledonian University student.
Something to eat
Open day is a very popular event and you may find that you have to wait at times for the next talk or tour. However, we have a number of refectories and cafes on campus to keep you going. Weather permitting, a BBQ on the main front concourse will also offer light refreshments and free water.
** Photographs. We love to capture the great atmosphere that Open Day brings. You may have your photograph taken or feature in video captured that may then be used for university promotion and advertising. Photographs and visitor data will not be passed onto any 3rd party.