Up Close and Personal with Warwick: Offer Holder Open Days
It’s that time of the year when you have to make a momentous choice in your life; choosing the university where you pursue further studies. UCAS offers are rolling in, and hopefully you’ve secured offers across universities (congratulations, by the way!). Although you like the idea of having options available, you can’t seem to make up your mind; which uni is the best fit for you? What are the faculty like? What are the happening places in and around campus? Would you enjoy studying there, or regret it for the rest of your life? So many questions; wouldn’t it be great if you had some help in answering them?
Well, we DO have something which could help you make an informed decision; think guided tours around campus, interactions with faculty from the PPE department, information about accommodation and social life, and an opportunity to meet students doing PPE themselves. Doesn’t it sound great? Well, that’s exactly what the PPE offer holder open day at Warwick is.
Offer Holder Open Days at Warwick are an amazing opportunity for you to visit the university and get a first-person perspective on what studying at Warwick would be like. Usually held on Saturdays (link to the page here), Warwick Open Days have a host of events designed to give offer-holders advice about university and how to prepare for it.
Offer Holder Open Days at Warwick are an amazing opportunity for you to visit the university and get a first-person perspective on what studying at Warwick would be like.
You get a chance to attend PPE-specific events to help you prepare for university; you get a chance to meet the course director, the PPE office, current students and your potential coursemates. Further, the university runs informative sessions on student finance, accommodation and immigration requirements (if applicable to you); plus, Student Ambassadors give you a tour of the beautiful Warwick campus, giving you the rundown on the best places to stay in first-year and the hotspots on campus. Personally, I gained a lot from attending such an event before choosing to study at Warwick. Before deciding on Warwick, I was contemplating going to Manchester (imagine that) for PPE; I had no idea of what university life would be like, especially coupled with living in an alien country.
I had no idea of what university life would be like, especially coupled with living in an alien country.
I was making a blind decision: I had no idea how living in the UK would be, let alone pursuing an undergraduate degree in the country. I was planning on going to Manchester solely based on the fact that I would be able to watch Manchester City matches regularly (yeah, my decision-making apparatus was definitely sound). Thankfully, my parents dragged me along on a reconnaissance trip to the UK, in order to figure out which university would be the best for me. I am so glad they did that. Visiting the university was definitely worth it, even with all the hassles involved (being an international student). As soon as I set foot on campus, I knew that I was at home. Visiting the campus of other universities did not charm me in the way Warwick did; further, attending events dedicated to PPE definitely sealed the deal for me. Meeting with the office was absolutely lovely, and I spent the entire day walking around campus imagining walking the same paths as an undergraduate at Warwick.
Meeting with the PPE office was absolutely lovely, and I spent the entire day walking around campus imagining walking the same paths as an undergraduate at Warwick.
I would definitely recommend attending an Open Day; it can be a fun excursion and it does help you make an informed decision about where you spend the next three years. In my opinion, it definitely is worth it.