Why go to an Offer Holder Open Day?
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably received offers for uni’s and been invited to offer holder open days. You’re also probably wondering if it’s worth going to an offer holder open day at all.
In my opinion, you should definitely go to an offer holder open day if you’re able to!
When you were going round open days before, you’ll have been getting a feel for the campus, learning what the course involves and asking questions to decide which Uni’s you like, and which you don’t. If you’re anything like me, you probably weren’t really sure what questions you actually wanted answering in the first place and have forgotten most of the details by now anyway.
But now you’ve been to lots of open days and narrowed down your choice; the only thing left to do is pick your firm and insurance places.
This is where the offer holder open days come in…
An offer holder open day is more structured than the general open days with the department setting out an itinerary for the day which hopefully covers all bases. The day gives you a chance to talk to students and professors from the department and happens at a time when you’re a lot more aware of what you want to know to be able to make the best decision for you.
The recent offer holder open day for Computer Science started off with tea and coffee, as well as a chance to talk to students and ask any questions you may have. This is a great time have a discussion about anything to do with going to Uni, whether academic or non-academic.
After a brief talk (which I don’t what it involved as I wasn’t at it), potential students and parents are split up for most of the day. The students were first taken on a tour of the campus including looking into some accommodation. This gives you a chance to see the facilities available and get an idea about moving around campus. I’d say that the tour is one of the most important parts of the open day as you’re likely to spend most of your Uni life on campus wherever you choose to go. Look out for important features to you such as the nearest place to DCS to buy coffee and how many benches are dotted around campus. These details can only really be found out by exploring the campus and asking people who know it.
After the tour was lunch (free food!!) and another chance to talk to students and other potential students alike.
The afternoon saw the students going to a small example lecture and project presentation, whilst the parents were shown a presentation on how best to help prepare you guys for Uni, as well as a chance to grill some current students (including me last time) about the good, the bad and the ugly of coming to Warwick.
In short, the offer holder open days are a chance for you to ask any questions you have and really find out whether Warwick is the Uni for you!