But to get the best from your visit it pays to be prepared so here are our top tips for getting the most from any open event.
It can be bewildering when faced with a wide range of subjects such as the options we offer at Tresham. Before you come along make sure you check out a copy of the college or school’s prospectus. This will give you an idea of which subject areas you are interested in and where to focus your time. You are welcome to speak to as many different people as you like but it will be easier if you have a list prepared before you arrive.
Tutors will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the course and you will be able to take away lots of information about the courses that you are interested in but there is nothing like being able to speak to someone. Things you might want to ask include:
Tutors can tell you alot about the course but if you really want to understand what it is like to study at a college or school and what your course involves you need to speak to one of the students who are already experiencing it. They really will tell you like it is!
Most colleges or schools will have students available to take you round and show you the facilities. Check out the libraries (you’ll be needing these!), the workshops and equipment and (very importantly!) where you can go to eat and relax. Also a great opportunity to speak to some students (see point 3).
Nearly all schools and colleges have social media platforms where they share information about what is happening and things of interest to current and potential students. Follow / like the social media channels for the organisations that you are interested in and see what is happening on a day to day basis to really help you get a flavour for what goes on.