How to plan your Open Day

Between bustling campuses, jam-packed timetables, meeting new faces and starting an impressive collection of leaflets, Open Days can be a lot to take in.

Here are our top tips for coming prepared to get the most out of your day.

Before you arrive

  1. Make sure you have registered online. This will make signing-in a lot easier and give us an idea of what you’re looking for. You'll also receive lots of useful information in the run up to the event.
  2. Figure out how to get here. Edinburgh Napier University has three campuses in the west side of the city, all accessible by public transport. Parking spaces may be limited in the local area so make sure to plan ahead.
  3. Wear some comfy shoes. Between campus tours, looking around our accommodation and exploring Edinburgh’s cobbled streets, your feet will probably get a good workout.

Important: If you or anyone attending one of our events has specific support or accessibility requirements, please let us know ahead of time so we can ensure you can make the most of your day.

Get ready to take on the world

Find out which campus is right for you and sign up to attend our Open Day on 28 September.

When you're here

  1. Keep a timetable to hand. This is your guide to everything happening around the university – pick one up from the Welcome Desk or download a digital copy.
  2. Book tours on arrival. Places are limited on the guided trips to our student accommodation sites and tours operate on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Get your priorities right. Chances are, you won’t be able to see everything we have on offer. Each campus is a base for specific subjects – make sure you visit the right one and attend the presentations most relevant to you.
  4. Talk to people. Ask lecturers your questions about courses, chat to staff about support and facilities, and talk to Student Ambassadors about their experiences here. Information sessions and the stands around campus are the perfect opportunities.
  5. Do some note-taking. Jotting down important information like course requirements and accommodation costs can be incredibly useful. These are the things that could factor into your university choice further down the line.

Time to plan ahead

Find out what's happening during our Open Day on Saturday 28 September.

After you leave

  1. Delve deeper. If a subject presentation has caught your imagination, visit our course pages to find out more about entry requirements, course structures and career opportunities.
  2. Gather opinions. Talk to the people who were with you at the Open Day about what they did or didn’t like. They may have noticed something you missed.
  3. Weigh your options. Make a pros and cons list for each university you visit. Things like proximity to home, chances for practical experience and employment prospects might make all the difference in choosing where you apply.
  4. Time to apply. If the Open Day has helped you make your mind up, it's time to jump in. UCAS applications for 2020 entry are open (deadlines may vary when applying through your school or college).