You might already be thinking of coming to university or wanting to have a look around on an Open Day. It’s important to have some questions that you want to ask, so have a think about it over the days beforehand and write yourself a list to take with you. If you’re not sure about what to ask, here’s some you could use.
Will I have mostly lectures or seminars?
All courses are different, and will have a range of teaching methods such as practical, placements, lectures and seminars. Whatever your course is, be sure to ask what will be expected from you and how much teaching time you will have each week.
How will I be assessed?
Again, all courses are different, and you’ll be assessed very differently to how you were in school and college. There may be the odd exam, but it will also consist of essays, presentations, group work, and even podcasts.
Is there a chance to do a placement?
You never know what opportunities could arise on your course, and even if you take a year out to do some work experience, it will be so beneficial. Sometimes you can even do this on the side, so ask the lecturer or the careers team.
What Freshers events are on?
Freshers is the highlight for every student, even if you’re in your final year, so it’s worth getting an idea about what the week is usually like and what events are on. There’s always a wide range of events for everybody, so even if you’re not a party person, there’ll still be something for you to enjoy.
Have a chat with our SU at an Open Day to find out what events might be running as well as what sports, societies and teams you will be able to get involved with during your time at university.
What is student life like?
We always have a plenty of current students working as Student Ambassadors at our Open Days. Have a chat with them to find out more about student life, things to do and what you can get involved with, as well as what to expect when you first start your course.
Don’t worry about if you forget some questions; you’ll can always email the University and they’d be more than happy to answer your questions.