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101 On Open Days

101 On Open Days

What’s an Open Day and are they worth attending? Well in short, an Open Day is where we ‘open’ up the university for the ‘day’, yep, it’s that simple! So, if you are thinking about studying at BNU, this gives you the chance to see the goods before you buy.

It’s dead easy to sign up to an Open Day and we hold several each year, both in person and online, so you have plenty of choice – so now you’ve signed up, what’s next?

Get Planning

Well first things first, plan your day. It’s a jam-packed one so it’s worth making a plan before you get here for what you want to see, from accommodation and campus tours, to finance and student service talks, and most importantly exploring your new course. This day is about you and getting those answers to any questions you may have.

You’ll receive our open day planner a few days before the event and remember this is your day so you can do as much or as little as you want – it’s up to you and apart from the course talk our timetable is totally flexible.

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Meet the Course Leaders

Who better to chat with about courses you’re interested in, than the lecturer who runs them?! You’ll have the opportunity to chat to Course Leaders and other academic staff at subject specific stands.

Whether you want to know more about modules you’ll study, the facilities you’ll use, career opportunities you may have or even their recommendation for the best sandwich in High Wycombe, our staff are friendly, ready to meet you and happy to chat through any worries or concerns you may have.

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Potential Students on tour

Though not quite Magaluf style, but just as exciting, our tours will see you walking all around what could be your new home-from-home. Not only will you see our facilities, both course-related and general, you’ll also get to explore our student accommodation and award-winning Students’ Union.

It’s easy to book onto our accommodation tours on the day and you can simply jump on a campus tour when you are ready.

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Chat to Current Students

Want the lowdown on BNU? Our current students are here to spill the beans, from the cheapest bars in town, to behind-the-scenes insights about your potential course, you’ll get nothing but honestly from their mouths. They are easy to spot in the Student Ambassador hoodies and these students are here to help ease your nerves and share your excitement, after all they were once in your shoes!

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For those other details we haven’t quite covered, you can find plenty of help online. Including Open Day FAQ’s – I told you we’ve got you covered.

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So to answer ‘what you will actually do on an Open Day?’ you’ll:

  • Discover more about your course and meet the teaching team behind it
  • Explore our campus and accommodation
  • Find out more about student finance, accommodation, the admissions process and student support
  • Chat to staff and students to find out what it is really like to study at BNU
  • Know more about our top 2 Students’ Union (National Student Survey 2022), which offers a broad range of free activities through our Big Deal scheme

Book on today and come join us for our next event. We are ear-to-ear grin excited to meet you!

If you’ve already applied to BNU, check out our Applicant Visit Days and join a taster session of what is to come for you as a BNU student. Any questions? Chat to our Staff and Students on Unibuddy today.