Here are some tips to help you prepare for an Online Open Day, so that you can make the most of your experience.

Before the day

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Our next Online Open Day will take place on Sunday 19 September from 10am to 4pm.

The online event will include live talks, live chats and Q&A sessions and you’ll get the chance to connect with your academic department and find out from current students what it's really like to study and live here.

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Check out the programme

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English Language and Linguistics student Georgia explains how to make the most of one of our Online Open Days.

Make sure you’re familiar with the programme so that you can plan your time accordingly. The event runs for a whole day so you might want to make a note of the talks you'd like to attend or the support staff you'd like to chat with.

We'll also send you more information about how to access the online event closer to the time.

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Research our courses

Have a think about the courses that you’d like to find out more about. There are hundreds of courses to choose from at York, you won’t have time to learn about them all in one session!

Not sure what subject to study? 
Don’t worry if you’ve not decided yet. You can check out as many departments as you like on the day by moving between the different areas of our online event. Make sure to explore these and get a feel for what interests you.

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Browse accommodation

Take a look at our different accommodation options, so you have an idea of what aspects you may want more information about. 

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Prepare some questions

Think of any questions you’d like to ask in advance. If a parent or supporter can’t join you on the day, how about asking them if there’s anything they’d like to know too?

Here’s a couple of examples of what you might want to note down:

  • Any important dates and costs.
  • What are the module options like? 
  • How the course offers are made - are there interviews?
  • What makes York stand out?

Don’t forget to consider the social aspects of university life too. You’ll want to make sure you’re studying somewhere you’ll enjoy living and spending time. 

Our Student Ambassadors are a great source of information of what it’s really like to live and study in York. Not so long ago they were in the same position as you so feel free to ask them your questions through the live Q&A in the Student Lounge.

Order a prospectus 

If you’re looking for an introduction to York, our prospectus is a great place to start. It’s packed full of the facts and figures which make York great, as well as quotes and case studies from our students. 

You can either download the digital version or order a physical copy to keep at home.

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On the day

Gather the things you’ll need

As well as your computer, an internet connection and a comfy place to sit, you might want to have at hand:

A pen and paper

to make notes and jot down any questions.

Your headphones

so that you can listen undisturbed.

A cup of tea

so you can sit back and enjoy the event!

Sit back and relax

Most importantly, enjoy yourself. Don’t worry too much about missing anything. We’re always here to help and you’ll be able to find out most information online after the event too. 

You won’t need your microphone or camera, so you can sit back, relax and join in on our various web chats as you please. Do whatever you feel most comfortable with and if you have any questions, just ask! Email and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.

Student voices

Who better to tell you about York life than our students.

York Virtual Visit

Can't make it to campus? Explore York from the comfort of your own home with our new whistle-stop virtual Open Day experience. 

Watch videos, 360s and take a tour of campus and the city. Find out what makes York, York.

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