Open Day Tips

Upon arrival

Bangor University Main Arts Building
  • Follow the signs for the Park & Ride car parks on the Deiniol Road science campus OR for those requiring disabled car parking space, please come straight to the Main Building on College Road.
  • The first thing you need to do upon arrival is head for our ‘sign-in area’, located in marquee outside the Main Building on College Road. Staff and students on the Deiniol Road science campus will direct you to the Park & Ride buses – or you can walk through the Pontio building and up the hill to the Main Building.
  • Once the Park & Ride car parks on the Deiniol Road science campus are full – or if you’re arriving after 10.30am – please drive straight to the Main Building on College Road where staff will direct you to available car parking spaces.
  • Upon arrival at the the Main Building on College Road, head for the Open Day ‘sign-in area’ in the marquee. Staff will be there to greet you and direct you to the next part of your day.
  • Once you’ve signed in with staff in the marqueeif in doubt about where to go or what to do next, just ask anyone in either a red Bangor t-shirt (Student guides) or black Bangor t-shirt (staff helpers).
  • We’ll provide you with a printed programme so that you have that to hand throughout the day.

Throughout the day

  • You’ll be able to make the most of your Open Day Experience, if you’ve already decided what activities you want to attend.
  • We offer subject talks throughout the day to give you an opportunity to attend more than one subject talk.
  • Be prepared for it to be busy at times- our Open Days regularly attract large numbers.
  • Be aware that we have to limit capacity for some talks and tours, but activities are repeated throughout the day.
  • Be prepared to be flexible – if the first subject talk you want to attend is full, you’ll be directed to alternative talks such as the VC’s Talk or the Accommodation presentation or you may want to do one of the tours instead.
  • Choosing to attend a subject talk at a different time may also mean that the session will be quieter, giving you more time to ask questions or talk to staff and students.
  • Make sure you visit the Open Day exhibition in Prichard-Jones Hall (PJ Hall, Main Building). The exhibition hall brings together all academic schools/colleges and a wide range of support services in one place. For instance, if you have a specific question about course entry requirements, want to know more about disability support, or find out more about sports facilities or the Students’ Union’s free clubs and societies – then you’ll find the relevant exhibition stands in PJ Hall with staff and students there to answer your questions.
  • Make the most of opportunities to speak to students who are studying the course you’re interested in. They’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you an insight into what it’s like to be studying that course.
  • Never cut your visit short - make sure that you see everything that you can fit in, it will be worth it.
  • Make notes and take photos on your phone to help remember things more accurately later.
  • The locations and buildings being used for the Open Day are highlighted in the programme (page 10-11), but if you’re unsure where to go or what to do next, just ask anyone in either a red Bangor t-shirt (Student guides) or black Bangor t-shirt (staff helpers).
Coffee machine in a cafe

Food and drink

  • Free tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day in the exhibition area in PJ Hall and on Pontio Level 2 (from 9am – 11am).
  • The University’s catering outlets are marked on the map on page 11 in the programme. They’re open from 9am – 4pm for you to purchase refreshments (cashless payments only). These could get busy at peak times, so maybe consider taking an earlier or later lunch break.

FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND BANGOR

Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

Your Open Day programme tells you exactly what's on and where you need to go. 

Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

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