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What to know about university open days and how to book your place

Believe it or not but a new academic year is nearly upon us and for everyone to prepare there are university open days during the upcoming months, particularly in February. While this year feels like a continuation from last year’s crisis, things will hopefully be a lot better by the time the new academy year rolls around.


For now however, we are still going to have to make do with staying at home for a little bit longer and therefore universities across the country are doing open days, virtually! That’s right, from this moment on you’ll be able to register to do an open day right from the comfort of your own sofa. In this article, I'm going to give information on some of the universities in the UK you can go to that are worth checking out.


Ravensbourne University London


Ravensbourne University London, located in south east London next to the O2 Arena is a very nice uni. I went to Ravensbourne University London myself to study Editing & Post Production and experience what this uni is like. Honestly, Ravensbourne is not like other universities in the UK. Everything is digital, depending on what course you do, you don’t need pen and paper. Ravensbourne focuses a lot on practical work and getting you familiar with the crafts. As well as this, they are really trying to get everyone out there in the specified industries.


Ravensbourne University London has a virtual open day on Wednesday 24 February. The event takes place between 2PM and 7PM and you can sign up to book here. Alternatively a link to the university’s website can be found here.


University of Brighton


The University of Brighton has, unlike Ravensbourne, has multiple campuses. 4 to be exact! All spread out over the Brighton area. Because of this, the University of Brighton is a bit more broad when it comes to its courses. Ranging from courses like Interior Design to Accounting & Finance.


They too have a virtual open day. Two weeks before Ravensbourne. On February 10th it starts at 5PM and ends at 7PM. If you want to secure your place in the open day, you can go here and for the website of the uni you can click here.


University of Northampton


Next up is the University of Northampton. This uni is more focussed on STEM subjects rather than creative ones. This means you can study for courses with subjects like Biological Science, Computing, Engineering and much more. To get a feel for what the uni seems and looks like, you can already do a virtual 360 degree tour. Click here if you’re interested. The university itself is located just right outside the town centre. Having one big site which consists of the campuses as well as some of the available accommodations. There is even a COVID-19 testing facility on site. 


The virtual open day is on 13 February between 10AM and 2PM. To sign up and book, click here. If you want more information then you can visit their website here.


Kingston University


Rated as one of the best universities in London, Kingston University has many things to offer. After recently opening a new campus, they are offering a lot more courses. From Chemistry to Media to Law to Sports, you name it. Located in the heart of Kingston town 30 minutes away from central London. Unlike other universities on this list, Kingston has multiple open days but are held in April, June and July. To have a better understanding of the university itself as well as nearby accommodations you can find their website here.


The virtual open days will take place on 10 April, 16 June and 7 July. At the moment of publication of this article you can so far only book a place for the first virtual open day held in April. To book your place, click here.


Manchester Metropolitan University


If you really can’t wait until all the dates mentioned above then you might want to check out the Manchester Metropolitan University as they do something quite special and that it virtual on demand open day. This means you can go to their website right now and have an open day. They also give a list of instructions on what to do to prepare for your open day experience. Manchester Metropolitan University has a vast selection of courses for you to choose from. Things like Acting and Geography but also more creative courses like Music and Sounds Design as well as Photography.


To experience the open day right now you can register now by clicking here. For more information about the actual university you can go here.



With that you should now have some options for universities to check out if you are considering to study in 2022. Please share in the comments which university you like the most out of this list or which one you recommend and if you already are an alumni, which university you have gone to yourself.

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Aisha Posted 4 weeks ago
Great info here Brian! I went to Kingston University and couldn't have had a better experience. Lot's of guidance and support from tutors as well as opportunities to earn while you learn and choose from a variety of modules to learn what you're interested in! :) Would really recommend their open days!
Aisha Posted 4 weeks ago
Great info here Brian! I went to Kingston University and couldn't have had a better experience. Lot's of guidance and support from tutors as well as opportunities to earn while you learn and choose from a variety of modules to learn what you're interested in! :) Would really recommend their open days!
Jacob Posted 4 weeks ago
thanks for this and Aisha Bushell what did you study?
Aisha Posted 4 weeks ago
I studied Media and Communications BA! :)
Jacob Posted 4 weeks ago
ohh cool that is really interesting.. Aisha Bushell thanks for this i work with young people at that uni deciding stage so any info you can share regarding your experiences choosing would be greatly appreciated!!

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