How to plan your Open Day
Open Days can be busy and there is lots to explore. Our top tips below will help you plan your Open Day ahead of time and make sure you don’t leave without all the information you need. 

Before you arrive

  1. Make sure you have registered online. This is so we can gauge how many people are coming, and also send you lots of useful information in the run up to the event.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Merchiston Campus is made up of our Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries course facilities.
  • Sighthill Campus is the home of Applied Sciences, Nursing and Sports sciences.
  • Craiglockhart Campus caters to The Business School which encompasses Law, Marketing, Business and Tourism degrees.

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 help you make the most of your day.

Get the most out of Open Day

Watch our top tips video to find out how to make the most of your Open Day visit.

Register in advance on our Open Day page to get all the information you need to attend.

On the day

  1. Keep a timetable to hand. This is your guide to everything happening around the University. One will be emailed to you before the event but you can also pick up a paper copy when you arrive.
  2. Book accommodation tours on arrival. Places are limited on the visits to our student accommodation and transport is available on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Research your campus. 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.
Made your plan?

Now make yourself at home.
Find out what makes us the home of difference makers.
Sign up to attend our Open Days on 23 September or 28 October.

Next steps

  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. Check out fees and finance. One practical element of your pros and cons lists might be if you have different funding arrangements for different kinds of courses. Check out our advice on fees and funding and make sure you know your fees status.
  5. Time to apply. If the Open Day has helped you make your mind up, it's time to jump in. UCAS applications for 2024 entry are open (deadlines may vary when applying through your school or college).