Plan your day in advance to get the most from the time available.
You can download the full programme in advance and plan out what talks you want to go, where they are held and when.
There is no need to register on the day.
When you arrive you can go straight to the talk or information desk for the subject(s) you are interested in, but if you need some help or to pick up a programme or prospectus, go to one of the helpdesks in the main Open Day venues.
There will also be red gazebos located in Bristo Square, in the Central area and near the shuttle bus drop off point at King's Buildings, where you can pick up programmes, ask directions and speak to our student helpers.
Some talks might be very busy, especially during the morning, so keep in mind that most are repeated later in the day, and that these are often less busy. Where talks are very busy we will prioritise students before admitting parents or advisers.
Registering your interest in a subject on the booking form does not guarantee you a place in a specific talk.
A small number of our most popular subjects are ticketed and require you to book a place for talks or tours. We highlight these on the booking form and in your confirmation email but for information these are:
If you need help or directions, just ask one of the student helpers in red t-shirts, one of our uniformed staff, or go to a helpdesk.
Choosing the right degree programme for you is an essential part of any Open Day.
Most subjects will offer introductory talks and will have staff available at information desks to answer individual questions.
You may want to use Open Day to find out about the range of student facilities at Edinburgh, such as libraries or sports facilities.
If you plan to move away from home to go to university you may want to attend one of the accommodation talks or visit Pollock Halls of Residence.
You can also attend talks on Sport at Edinburgh and visit the Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) as well as meet students and staff from our Sports Union (EUSU) and Students' Association (EUSA).
You may also have questions about studying at university in general.
Advisors will be available throughout the day to answer any queries you might have about issues such as:
There will also be a series of general information talks.
This article was published on Jul 19, 2013