So, you’ve booked onto a virtual open day at a university that you are interested in attending, but what happens next? It is really easy to logon and just have a quick look around before signing back off and making your decision but a virtual open day can offer you so much more than that; use of tips to help you navigate your way through the day.
Take the time to plan what you want to achieve. Maybe you are keen to see how the faculty organises seminar study or want to find out if there are any research centres that you can get involved with. Many students are also keen to check out the location of the campus and work out the travel distance from halls to lectures. Take time to jot down what you want to know and use this as a basis to plan out your day.
When the virtual event is listed, you may need to book into specific events so take the time beforehand to check out the itinerary and secure a place on any of the bookable events that appeal to you. This may include online seminars or question and answer sessions with faculty staff and current students.
On the day, have your itinerary and questions to hand so that you find out everything that you are looking to learn. In-between bookable sessions you can use your time to explore interactive maps and virtual tours of accommodation and student facilities as well as learning about job opportunities for students in the local area.
Ultimately, a virtual open day is only as good as you are willing to make it and can be a really informative way of learning about a place of study. Plan in advance and navigate the day with thought so that you end up with a real sense of what a university can offer you.