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#Bethefirst: What is a university Open Day and why should I attend?

Are you thinking of starting a degree? It can feel overwhelming when it comes to deciding which course and which university to apply to, as there are so many options.
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Are you thinking of starting a degree? It can feel overwhelming when it comes to deciding which course and which university to apply to, as there are so many options. The good news is that you can explore as many you like, so you can compare and make sure you choose the right one for you.

Every university will have a calendar of Open Days taking place throughout the year and you can attend as many as you like.

What can I expect at an Open Day?

An Open Day is designed to give you a taste of what it would be like to study at a particular university. There will be an agenda of activities on the day, which might include a welcome talk, campus tour, talks about the courses and more.

You’ll get a chance to meet with lecturers, and ask any questions you might have about the degree. Most universities will also have current students there on the day, so you can hear a first-hand account of their university experience.

As well as exploring the university, attending an Open Day gives you the opportunity to check out the local area. It’s important to find out if this is an area you would like to move to (or stay in), as it will be your home for a few years while you study.

If you’re considering starting a degree either this September, or next year, and want to find out more about ARU Peterborough, book a place on our Open Day on Saturday 11 June: Open Day - ARU.

If you want to find out more before you attend an Open Day, you can sign up to our Open Day On Demand, which is available virtually 24/7: ARU On Demand - Virtual Open Day experience - ARU.

Our courses are accepting applications now for a September 2022 start. ARU Peterborough is ready to welcome you.

If you need help with your application, contact answers@aru.ac.uk and our dedicated team will guide you through the process.