Online events

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Our virtual open days and applicant events provide you with an excellent introduction to university life and allow you to see around the campus. However, outwith these events we will run other online events throughout the year. These cover a wide range of courses and topics, and allow you to interact with course leaders and other related staff. They also allow you to see questions that other interested applicants and enquirers are asking - making sure you see the answers to questions that you may not have thought about.

Our Student Recruitment Team attend many events throughout the year in the UK and Internationally. Our team will be attending virtual Higher Education exhibitions throughout 2020, and these may be of interest to prospective students their families, teachers and careers advisers to attend.

Please see below for a list of all upcoming on-line events.

Virtual Campus Tours

 Join our Student Ambassadors as they show you around our campus using our virtual campus map. 

Click here to view and book available dates. 

Virtual Recruitment Fairs

Chat to us at the following exhibitions to find out more about studying at GCU. 

UCAS Discovery Vitual Fair

Wednesday 5 May 2021 10.00 - 18.00

More information about this event can be found on the UCAS website.

UK University Search Virtual Fair

Wednesday 14 July 2021 12.00 - 18.00

More information about this event can be found on the UK University Search Website.

GCU Live Webinars Series

We will be running a range of different webinars, details below, click on the date to register for the webinar you wish to join.

Study at GCU webinar

This webinar will give you an overview of the university, including our programmes, facilities and information on how to apply.

You will have the chance to ask any questions to our recruitment team.

Please note: If you have applied to GCU for 2021 entry, then you will be invited to an applicant event in due course.

Dates of webinars:

Parent and Carers webinar

Are you parent whose child is thinking about Higher Education? Join this webinar to find out how you can support your child on their journey to university.

Finance and Funding Webinar

How do you pay for your tuition fees? How do I apply for funding? If these are some questions you have, then join us as we discuss funding your studies. 

Careers Information

Want to know more about how you can enhance your CV for when you graduate, while studying at GCU? Find out about placements and other activities such as mentoring that you can get involved in while studying. 


Click on the date to register for the webinar you wish to join.

Instagram Live Events

Join us on a Friday for a series of Instagram Lives at our, @GCUJourneys Instagram. We are joined weekly by academics, staff and students on a variety of topics.

Confirmed speakers to date: 

  • Friday 23rd April at 2pm. Join us and Nagineh Azar (Contruction Management Student, Vice Chair of Built Environment Society and Co-Host of Built Environment Podcast) to talk about Construction Management.

Information video - Personal Statement

Our team will be creating content that may be useful to you when applying to university, in particular GCU. 

View the personal statement video below, which gives excellent advice to students on where to begin with their personal statements.



Information video - Student Wellbeing

View our student wellbeing video below, which gives excellent advice to students for when they join GCU.



Information leaflets

Parents' guide to higher education

Students clearly benefit from the support of their parents/guardians and other family members as they make the transition into higher education, particularly if they are about to leave home for the first time. We also understand that not every family has personal experience of higher education and doesn’t always know what to expect. Our Parents' guide to higher education can hopefully help answer some of these questions. You can view and download the Parent Guide 2020.


Our accommodation team are on hand throughout the year to answer any questions you may have. You can email them at: . We also have a handy Accommodation Booklet that you can download.