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10 reasons to attend a university open day

Making a decision about which university to apply to shouldn’t be taken lightly. Your course is important, but choosing a place where you will feel comfortable living and studying for the next few years is just as important too.

The best way to get a feel for a university is by attending a university open day. Events are a fun and informal way to see what student life there will be like. Doing your research and visiting a few places will help you decide which university will suit you best.

Here are 10 reasons why you should attend an Edge Hill open day.

“The open day was very good. I learned a lot about my course, my department and all of the facilities the campus had to offer. When walking around the University I was thinking how nice the campus is and I like how everything is in one place. All the staff and students I spoke to on the day were very helpful and couldn’t be nicer.”

Luke Turner
BSc (Hons) Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

1. Get a feel for our campus

Exploring campus for yourself is the best way to get a feel for what student life will be like. Can you picture yourself as a student here? Remember, you won’t be in lectures the entire time. Check out our living and leisure spaces too to be sure that it’s the right environment for you.

2. Talk to our teaching staff

Weighing up your study choices? The staff who will be teaching you, and those who will support you, will give you an overview of what it’s like to study your chosen subject.

On open day, they’ll be on hand to answer any questions you might have, like what modules are compulsory, whether joint honours degrees are available or to discuss placement opportunities, for example.

3. View specialist facilities

Employers want graduates who can apply their knowledge, so check out what facilities are on offer to enrich your learning on your course. Experience virtual reality in our Tech Hub. Get in front of the camera in our TV studios. And see how our dummies react to treatments in our Clinical Skills centre, just like real patients.

4. Meet our students

Want to know more about campus life and what it’s really like at Edge Hill? Get the inside scoop straight from the horse’s mouth. Our student guides will show you around your new home from home, letting you in on their top campus tips from perfect study spots to those all-important places to chill out after lectures.

5. See where you’ll live

If you’re moving away from home for the first time, there’s no better place to live than our halls of residence with other new students. Take an open day tour and compare your options. What would make the perfect living space for you? All our halls are located right here on campus, so you’ll never be far from your lectures, the SU or where to grab the nearest iced latte.

6. Explore the local area

Moving to a new area? As your second home for the next few years, it helps to like the surrounding area you’ll be moving to. During your open day visit with us, you can explore the local area and get a feel of what life is like in Ormskirk.

Ormskirk is only a 10-minute walk from campus or two-minute free shuttle bus ride. Packed with shops, bars, cafés, green spaces and a regular market, it has something for everyone. Liverpool is only a 30-minute train journey too, so you won’t be far from city life either – the best of both worlds.

Being in the North West, you’ve got plenty of things to do right on your doorstep.

7. Find out more about finance

The cost of living is a big deal to you. Which is why our money experts are on hand throughout the open day to explain funding, fees, loans and budgeting tips. You may even be eligible for a bursary or scholarship which don’t need paying back. Or got a career-enhancing idea? Talk to us about our Student Opportunity Fund – we could make it happen.

8. Learn about student support services

We know that sometimes you may need a little extra help. Whether that’s to do with settling in, academic support or advice on reaching your career goals, on open day we’ll introduce you to the teams that can help you along the way. No problem is too big or too small for us to tackle together.

9. Meet other people

Open days are a chance to meet other potential students who are just like you. If you have any worries about going to university for the first time, remember that everyone is in the same boat. You might make some new friends before you even get started. And having a familiar face on your course will put you at ease when you do.

10. Confirm your future

Last, but not least, we want you to be sure about your future. By doing your research and visiting university open days, you can be confident when it comes to making your shortlist and submitting your application that you’ve made the right choice for you.

Go where you feel comfortable. Not just where your friends are going or where others recommend. After attending a university open day you’ll know exactly what it’s like there and how it made you feel. Follow your instincts.  

“I spoke to a few current students on open day about how they were finding their time at Edge Hill and I also spoke to some students that were doing the same course I was applying for which was very helpful for me as they answered all the questions I had regarding the course. Make sure you ask as many questions as you can – the students and staff are more than happy to answer them.”

Max Davenport
BSc (Hons) Marketing with Advertising

Join us at an open day

Could Edge Hill be the place for you? We’d say so. Book your place at an Edge Hill open day to see for yourself. You’ll soon find out why we’re award-winning…

And if you’re still looking for a reason to attend, all attendees (and their guests) get free coffee, food, ice-cream and parking. So, what are you waiting for?

November 15, 2022


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