Will you be attending an Open Day with a prospective student?
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 experience.
Let them take the lead
The content on offer 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 in detail on a guided tour, talking to students about university social life and taking an interest in presentations.
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 opinions 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 should be 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 plan a visit to the city that could potentially become their new home. Edinburgh has a lot to offer for even a few hours of exploring.