Making the most
of your Open Day

We're looking forward to seeing you at our Open Day and showing you our campus. This guide gives you some top tips to help you make the most of your day. We hope you find them useful. 

1. Listen to a welcome talk

Start your visit with a welcome talk, held in the Atrium at Kedleston Road. You'll hear from students and guest speakers about the University and city. They start at 10am, 11am and 12pm, and it's a good idea to arrive 15 minutes beforehand.

2. Go to a subject taster session

Talk to our staff and current students about your course and have a look around our teaching spaces. Most of our tasters are informal drop-ins, so you can go to these when you're ready and stay as long as you like. Some do offer more formal, timed talks - we'll let you know about these when you arrive. 

Don't foget to check which site you need for your subject taster talk. We'll give you a map when you arrive, and our free shuttle buses will take you to our other teaching sites. 

3. Explore our campus

Our friendly team of students are ready to take you on a walking tour of our campus. They will show you all the facilities you can use whilst studying here - from the Basecamp social space to the library and Sports Centre. 

And who better to tell you what studying here is really like?

open day visitor looking at map
Open day attendees talking to lecturer
student at open day using microscope

4. Tour our accommodation 

Our buses will take you to the flats we have open for viewing. Have a look around and imagine yourself living here. Our Student Living team are also available at Kedleston Road with information about all of our accommodation, including prices. Come and say hello!

5. Talk to our Support Teams 

We're here to help if you have questions about your applications, need to know more about student finance, or want to find out how we support your wellbeing. Our expert teams are available at Kedleston Road with information and advice. Just drop by to see them when you're ready. 

Group photo of Open Day ambassadors

The open day showed me what an amazing, positive and modern environment it has. It felt super professional but friendly at the same time

Adam Molnar
October Open Day visitor
a student using a surveying instrument

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