Before you arrive
Plan ahead. It is easy to feel that there is just too much to do and see at university open days. In our experience people who plan their day in advance often feel they have made the most of their visit. The event opens from 9.45am and finishes at 4pm. You are welcome to come and leave at any time of your choosing.
A range of activities will be available on the day such as:
- Subject talks
- General interest talks covering student life, residential services, careers and more
- Campus and accommodation tours
- School welcome areas featuring current students and staff from all of our academic schools
- Student support services fair including representatives from Advice and Counselling, Careers, Disability and Dyslexia, the Students' Union and IT Services.
We recommend visiting the School Welcome Areas and attending the talks to get a really good understanding about the courses you’re interested in studying at QMUL.
The most important decision you have to make about university is which subject or subjects you would like to study. When you come to QMUL, you can find out more about different courses by speaking to staff from our academic schools. You are free to attend all the available talks and academic Welcome Areas.
Throughout the day our academic schools will host activities about the subjects you can study at QMUL. At each Welcome Area you can meet staff from the school including academics; ask questions about the course and teaching; tour the teaching facilities and listen to talks about subjects you’re interested in. Places on these talks are limited so you are advised to arrive early at the lecture theatre to take your seats.
The Welcome Area for all School of Medicine and Dentistry related courses and the Life Sciences stand will be based in the Whitechapel campus. All other subject Welcome Areas for the Science and Engineering Faculty and Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty will be based in the Mile End campus. Shuttle buses are available if you wish to travel between both campuses to explore all our subjects.
The Undergraduate Open Day has a dedicated programme of lectures on specific subjects to help you gain a better understanding of the courses you want to study. As well as subject-specific talks we offer a range of general interest talks including student finance, residences, the Principal’s welcome and more to help you make an informed decision about your higher education studies.
Our Medicine and Dentistry subject talks taking place at the Whitechapel campus are particularly popular and will require pre-booking (email will be sent on booking to those expressing interest in these subjects). Places will only be offered to the prospective student (any accompanying guests can wait around the campus or attend an alternative activity).
Places on all other subject talks at both campuses are limited so you are advised to arrive early at the lecture theatre to take your seats as these are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.