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Why Visit an Open Day

It is now that time of year where Colleges and Universities are running Open Days or Open Evenings. It is important to attend one of these events, as where you study is just as important as what course you study. Attending an Open Day will give you the chance to experience the campus and how it feels to be there, including the surrounding area/city. They also give you the opportunity to ask academic staff any questions you have about the course and view the facilities. You will also be able to speak to current students who attend the college/university.

For more information on how to make the most of an Open Day, check out UniTasterDay’s blog.

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