When deciding if a uni is the right choice for you, open days can be a huge contributor. Universities and their staff will go out of their way to make sure you have a great time and see everything they have to offer in just one day. At some places, this can all feel a little forced and fake, but at Edge Hill, you feel like you’re home already.
A usual Open Day at Edge Hill will consist of pre-registering before hand, and then on arrival booking in and receiving a bag full of everything you will need for the day, including times for subject and general talks, a map of the campus, and most importantly, a pen!
The general talks will take you through a little bit of history of the uni, the values Edge Hill stands for, and what the uni has to offer you. More specialised talks also take place throughout the day in different departments, and then individual subjects, which gives you a chance to meet and interact with your future tutors and ask any burning questions you may have.
Student Helpers will also be around the campus, helping you to find where you need to be going and offering Campus Tours and Accommodation tours so you can see what life at Edge Hill will be like. On the Accommodation Tours there will be current (usually first year) students in their own accommodation waiting to show you round and answer any questions that haven’t yet been answered, or questions that are student specific, things that the lecturers won’t know, such as ‘how’s the night life?’ or ‘what’s the food on campus like?’ – the answer to both is very, very good!
Speaking of food, on your open day you will be treated to free food around virtually every corner, but with the bulk of it being in the Hub- hosting a massive buffet of lunch time snacks and drinks. During the summer months, there is also usually a free ice cream van which is great for eating whilst having a stroll around one of the two campus lakes, or taking to the campus beach to sit and enjoy.
Lastly, you’ll get to say hello to the famous campus ducks, and if you’re lucky, you might just spot one of the campus cats lurking around in the trees.
That’s all for now, I hope to see you at an upcoming Open Day soon!