Preparing for the Virtual Open Day


Whilst we would usually be welcoming you to campus and you might be thinking about booking train travel or car parks, there's still plenty to get ready for the virtual format – but it might not be immediately obvious. We want you to get the most from the Virtual Open Day, so we have put together a list of practical things you can do in advance.

1. Do some research

Seems obvious, right? But don't underestimate how important a bit of research is. We recommend that you look through our undergraduate courses and find the ones you'd like to learn more about. If you will need accommodation, take a look at what we can offer, and don't forget to find out about societies and wider student life.

2. Check out the open day timetable

We will be covering different subjects on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June, so make sure you know which day is most applicable to what you would like to study. Of course, we would love to have you attend both days, but you are welcome to come and go at any point between 10am and 5pm on either day depending on which sessions you'd like to attend.

Don’t panic if your talks clash or you can’t make a specific time, book a place and we’ll send you an email with a link to the recording so you can watch it at a time that suits you.

3. Prepare your questions

Our Virtual Open Day has plenty of opportunities for you to ask your burning questions. Think of questions relating to the courses you are interested in – you will have the chance to ask academics at the end of each live talk. Also think of practical and social questions, as we’ll have staff and students available in our sessions for Accommodation, Admissions, Student Life and Student Support, Health and Wellbeing.

4. Take a tour

The Virtual Open Day is a fantastic opportunity to get to know our courses and our people. To get the full picture we highly recommend undertaking a virtual tour – something you could do in advance, or on the day. We'd also recommend reading why Canterbury and Medway are such great locations for students.

5. Get a working area ready

Whether you're attending the Virtual Open Day on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone, it's worth thinking getting a work station ready. Have something on-hand to write notes, have a drink and something to snack on with you, and check your internet connection!