A Guest’s Guide to Open Days

Planning on supporting a prospective student at one of our Open Days?

Whether you’re there for moral support, to have your own questions answered, or if you’re just the designated driver, you can still get a lot out of the visit.

Let them take the lead

The day is primarily for potential students and future applicants to get an idea of if Edinburgh Napier University will be a good fit for them.

This can mean wanting to explore the campus on their own, talking to students about university social life and taking an interest in subject talks.

Be prepared to take a step back and encourage them to do their own thing. They’ll be the one potentially studying and living here, after all.

Fill in the gaps

That said, you should feel free to ask questions and offer your insight. There will likely be things that you see as hugely important but the person you’re with hasn’t even considered.

More practical queries about accommodation fees, career support and student wellbeing services are just as important as course information and the local price of a pint.

You should try to be objective but your Open Day impressions could prove an important decision-making factor.

Enjoy the quality time

Being involved in the university selection process is a great way to spend time with someone preparing to take the next big step in their life.

Open Days are a fun experience as well as an informative event. Take the opportunity to really discuss what they’re looking for and why Edinburgh Napier might be the right choice.

You could even go out and enjoy the city that could potentially become their new home. Edinburgh has a lot to offer for even a few hours of exploring.