Open Day Top Tips

How to make the most of your Open Day

  • Plan, plan, plan! Take a look at the programme before arriving to make sure you know when and where things are happening.

  • Allow plenty of time to travel to Bangor. Take a look at the location map and travel directions.

  • Arrive in plenty of time! The presentations / activities in Academic Schools take place at specific times and our Student Guides will lead visitors from the Main University Building to each department. Bear in mind that you’ll need to be at the Main University Building at least 15 minutes beforehand as we’ll need to move the groups (either on foot or by bus) to the  Academic Schools by the start of the scheduled slot.   
  • We offer morning and afternoon visits to the Academic Schools, but if you're only interested in one subject area we'd suggest attending the afternoon session. This session will be quieter, giving you more time to ask questions or talk to staff and students.

  • Think about questions you want to ask before you arrive and make a note of them.

  • Speak to students who are doing the same course as you – they can often give you a different perspective to that of the academic staff.

  • Ask questions - and if in doubt about where to go or what to do, just ask anyone in either a red Bangor t-shirt (Student guides) or black Bangor t-shirt (staff helpers).

  • Please let us know beforehand if you or anyone in your party has a disability or mobility problems so that we can make any necessary arrangements. Please phone 01248 382005 / 382420 or email openday@bangor.ac.uk.

  • Be prepared for it to be busy - our Open Days regularly attract thousands of visitors and it may not always be possible for large family groups to attend each part of the programme. For instance, prospective students can take no more than two visitors with them to several academic schools (e.g. Ocean Sciences, Education and Sport Science) due to the large numbers wanting to visit.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, you’ll be amazed at how much walking you do and some Academic Schools are a 10 minute walk from the Main University Building.

  • See the city and surrounding area whilst you are here – ask the students for suggestions of where to go.

  • Make notes and take pictures on your phone to help remember things more accurately later.

  • Never cut your visit short – make sure that you see everything that you can fit in, it will be worth it.

  • Help yourself to University leaflets – they will contain useful information you can take home.