Deciding where you want to live and study for the next three or four years of your life is a big decision. Visiting an Open Day is a great way to find out all about student life and see if Huddersfield is the place for you. You’ll get to meet the lecturers, take a look around the campus and the facilities, try some of the tasty food and activities in Student Central as well as getting the chance to speak to current students.

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12 questions to ask at an Open Day

Open Days are a vital part of choosing which university you’ll be attending. It’s important that you use the day to ask those questions which will help you decide on what course you want to study. Remember to be proactive and speak to students and tutors at the University to get a real insight into the student life.

  • How is the course taught? Is it seminar-led or lectures and labs?
  • How many hours of teaching is there a week?
  • Is there an opportunity to gain work experience or go on a work placement on the course?
  • How many students will be on the same course?
  • How will I be assessed? Exams, coursework or practical assessment?
  • What are the facilities like in my department?
  • What sports clubs and societies are available to join?
  • What are the sport and fitness facilities like?
  • What is the accommodation like?
  • What is the social life like in the town?
  • What support services are offered once I start?
  • What financial support is available?