How an Open Day can help you pick your course
Struggling to pick your uni course? Find out how visiting an Open Day can help you make your choice.
It can be really hard to decide which course to choose to study at university. There are lots of factors that go into choosing a degree - your future career aspirations, what you're good at, and most importantly, what you enjoy! So, how does an Open Day fit in with all of this? Let's run through a few ways our Open Days can help you make this important decision.
1. You can enjoy a tailored and personalised experience
You'll be able to attend subject-specific talks and sample lectures, as well as having the opportunity to chat with lecturers, staff and current students to get your questions answered and see if BCU's the right fit for you. There's also general talks and info for things like finance and accommodation.
2. You can research a few courses
Can't decide between a few areas or courses? This is the perfect way to do some in depth research and compare a few courses, hearing from academics who teach on the course and exploring what careers you could end up in depending on the course you choose.
3. You can take part in interactive sessions
We put on a wealth of talks where you can ask your questions and get them answered on the spot. These range from academic talks to accommodation and the Students' Union. You can also head to Instagram where our students will be answering your questions live.
4. You can meet lecturers and staff
From handy course overview talks from the staff who would be teaching you, to Q+A sessions on the day covering subject-specific information and then more practical information, getting to meet our friendly staff and ask them your burning questions is a great way to decide on the right course for you.
5. You can explore our facilities and take tours
Part of choosing your university course is ensuring the facilities you'd be using are up to scratch. From our computing labs to mock wards for Nursing students, you can find out everything you need to know about our state-of-the-art facilities at our Open Day to ensure you'll be using the industry standard, preparing you for the world of work before you even graduate.
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6. You can ask our students questions
As we mentioned earlier, head over to Instagram on our Open Day and you'll find our students answering questions and giving you their insights. You can ask them how they picked their courses, and what made them choose BCU (or where to get the best pizza in Brum, the choice is yours!). On-campus, you'll find lots of student ambassadors who can give you a great insight into student life at BCU and answer all your questions in person.
7. You can ask about placements, careers and employability
An important part of choosing a course is figuring out what career options this opens up for you, and what the employability is like in that field. We have a Careers+ and Graduate+ team to help you build your skills, and at our Open Day you can chat to our Student Support team, as well as the relevant academics for your subject area, to find out about the options to get experience during your studies, and what careers alumni have gone on to.
8. You can find out about other services on offer to enhance your learning experience
Whether it's help with structuring your essays, referencing advice or just how to make the most of your time at university, you can find out more about those little extras that make all the difference at our Open Days. Our academics will explain how their roles are more than just teaching, and you can explore more of the library and student support services on offer.