Making the most of your Open Days
Let us help you plan your Open Day. Find out what you need to know before visiting campus.
University Open Days can seem overwhelming, but at York St John University we want you to have fun and get the most out of your visit to us.
The most important part of an Open Day is making sure you get all the information you need so that you can make the best decision for your future. Here are 6 tips to help you make the most of your Open Day at York St John.
Think about what's most important to you
Before you arrive, do some research. Have a look at the online programme or the Open Day, or read some of the information on our website.
Think about what is most important to you. What are your expectations, and what is non-negotiable? What do you want your university experience to be like?
Make a list of your answers, and keep them in mind during the Open Day. Bring friends or family with you if you want support.
Plan your talks and tours
Our online Open Day Programme has a list of all the different talks and tours you can attend, including subject talks and drop-in sessions.
Make a list of the times and locations of events you would like to attend. You can also familiarise yourself with our online campus map, and there will be lots of friendly staff and students here on the day to help if you're not sure where to go!
Prepare a list of questions
At our Open Day, you'll have the chance to ask both staff members and students all your important questions. Think about what you most want to find out from attending the Open Day and write down a list of questions to ask.
You might have questions about your subject, student life, accommodation, or anything else you would like to know. During your Open Day, make a list of useful contacts so that you can ask any questions you have after you leave.
Spend time on campus
During university, our campus is where you'll be spending most of your time. Attend one of our scheduled campus tours, or explore at your own pace.
If you want to see subject-specific facilities, make sure to attend a department talk or a drop-in session. Have a look at the library, study spots, and social spaces to help you decide whether you'll be happy and comfortable here.
Find out more about accommodation
At an Open Day, you can go for a tour of our accommodation sites. To make the most of your time, look at our accommodation pages in advance. Make a note of which accommodation sites you like the look of, and are within your budget.
Research your options and speak to accommodation staff who will be available throughout the day if you have any questions.
Explore the city of York
Our campus is just a short journey from the heart of York's city centre. If you're visiting for the whole day, take some time to explore our historic home so you can decide whether it is the right place for you.
There is a wide range of things to do in York. Go on a walk, or plan a specific activity. If you're unsure, check out our handy online guide for a list of our favourite spots.
Now it's time to book your place
You've read all of our tips and now you're prepared for your Open Day. We can't wait to see you soon!