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Undergraduate Open Day

Students on our Mile End campus by Regent's Canal

Our Open Days help you to find out what life at Queen Mary is really like and where our degrees can take you in the future. Come and meet our friendly students, who come from all over the world, and will be able to tell you more about our friendly and diverse community. You’ll get the opportunity to hear from our excellent academics and find out why Queen Mary is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Russell Group institutions. You can also find out about the opportunities for working with local industry and businesses, studying abroad or creating your own start-up business. See for yourself the world-class facilities we have on our campuses in Mile End and Whitechapel. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions about arranging your visit, please don't hesitate to contact us on opendays@qmul.ac.uk or 02078823064. We're more than happy to help with any queries you may have!

Book your place now to visit us at one of our Open Days in 2018:

Saturday 6 October


Do I have to book to attend an Open Day?

Yes. All visitors (the prospective student) should register for an open day in advance. The next open day will be held on 22 and 23 June 2018 and 6 October 2018. We would also welcome visitors to attend the event on the day where they can register with us.

Will I receive confirmation of my booking?

Yes, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering for an open day. If you do not receive a confirmation email please ensure that you have entered all your details correctly in particular your email address. Please also check your junk or spam folders in case they’ve ended up there. All communications regarding our open days, including programme and travel information, are sent via email.

Can I bring family and friends?

Yes, we encourage guests to attend with prospective students. However, we do ask that you let us know how many guests you intend to bring when completing the registration form. You can amend the number of guests you are bringing with you at any time by referring to your confirmation email and following the link. Visitors attending as guests will not require a ticket but will need to be accompanied by the prospective student. Friends who are also considering QMUL should complete their own registration form rather than attend as someone’s guest so that we are better able to accommodate their needs and interests.

Do I need to check-in at the Open Day?

Yes, all visitors are required to register their attendance on the day. You will receive a confirmation email when you register online for the open day and this confirmation email will be resent to you in the final week leading up to the event. This email will include a QR code which will be used to check you in on the day. Please either bring a printed version of the code with you or a copy of it on your mobile phone or other device. When you arrive on campus, please visit one of our check in points and show them your event ticket. Once you’ve checked in you will receive a hardcopy of the programme to help you get around and plan your day. If you haven’t received your QR code during the week prior to open day, please contact opendays@qmul.ac.uk

Can I cancel or change the date of my booking?

Yes you can make amendments to your booking such as changing to an alternative day, changing guest numbers and cancelling your registration by using the dashboard (link in your confirmation email). If you have any problems with this, please contact opendays@qmul.ac.uk

If you can't attend an Open Day, you can still visit QMUL. We offer tours of our Mile End campus throughout the year. Tours are led by current QMUL students, last approximately one hour and take in most of the key university facilities, such as the Library, Students' Union and gym. Find out more or book your QMUL campus tour.

What time does the event start and finish?

We are open from 10am until 4pm. You are welcome to come and leave at any time of your choosing. A programme with a schedule of talks will be made available closer to the time and emailed to you to help you plan your day.

Will I receive a programme or other information before an Open Day?

Yes, we will send all registrants an electronic copy of the full programme via email in the final weeks leading up to the event. This will also be made available on our website and you will receive a hardcopy version when you attend the event at check-in points around the campus. Further information about the event including pre-arrival information, travel advice, and advice on making the most of your day will also be sent via email in the weeks leading up to the Open Day.

How do I get to the University?

The Open Days take place on the Mile End campus in the heart of east London, only minutes from central London. The nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines. Both stations are just 5 minutes' walk from our Mile End campus. Bow Church DLR station is a 20 minute walk away and the 25 and 205 buses stop directly outside the campus. Find out more about traveling to QMUL.

Can I park my car on campus?

Car parking for visitors is not offered on our campus and we strongly advise visitors to use public transport when visiting us. Local parking restrictions also apply on weekdays and weekends. There are limited blue badge holder spaces available. Please contact us in advance to check availability by emailing us at opendays@qmul.ac.uk

Do I need to book to attend a talk or taster session?

No. All talks run on a first come-first seated basis so we encourage people to get to talk venues early. We usually run our talks a few times during the day but where talks may be oversubscribed, we might request that prospective students get priority over guests.

Can family and friends attend subject talks?

Yes, your guests are welcome to attend subject talks but please note that we cannot guarantee a place for them when there is a high demand for a particular talk as applicants will be given priority. We do run most subject talks a few times during the day so there may be further opportunities if you miss out. In the rare event that guests are not able to attend a subject talk there are many other alternative activities listed in the programme which they can attend whilst they wait, or they can put their feet up at one of our catering outlets!

How long are the talks at the Open Day?

All our subject and general talks last approximately 30 minutes. Taster sessions and workshops may vary (please refer to the programme for more information).

I’m not decided on what subject or course I want to study. Can I attend more than one subject talk?

Yes you can. We know many students will be considering a range of subjects so we want to encourage them to attend those talks to help them decide what they would ideally like to study. Our subject talks take place more than once during the day so it is possible to attend a number of different subject talks. However, please check the programme beforehand to ensure you plan your day to allow this to happen. If it’s not possible to attend talks for all the subjects you are interested in because of a clash, then staff and students will be available to answer questions throughout the day at the Academic School Welcome Areas.

Can we view the student accommodation?

Yes, you will have the chance to view a selection of our accommodation options in the Student Village during the Open Day. The halls of residence tours will be running all day and last approximately 20 minutes. We also offer virtual tours of some of our other accommodation options including those at the Whitechapel Campus (Medicine and Dentistry students).

Do you offer tours of the campus?

Yes. Guided walking tours of the Mile End campus take place throughout the day, lasting between 45 minutes to one hour. We also offer a self-guided tour booklet which allows you to go on your own tour. This is available to pick up from the Campus Tours stand in the Student Experience Fair.

Do you have disabled access?

Queen Mary is a campus-based university which makes it a particularly attractive choice for disabled students. Much of our Mile End campus, including all of the Student Village, has been built with good accessibility for disabled people. Access Guides for our campuses are available online which give you information about our buildings and access routes for wheelchair users. There are also limited blue badge holder car park spaces available during Open Days. Please contact us in advance to check availability by emailing us at opendays@qmul.ac.uk

Other useful information

We also run a number subject specific taster days so you can find out if your course choice is right for you.

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