Undergraduate Open Day

What happens at our Open Days

Find out about the activities at our Open Days.

Our undergraduate Open Days are a great opportunity to come and see the University for yourself, and find out about student life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best: our staff and students. You can also explore the campus, learn more about the range of degrees available and ask questions about admissions, accommodation and the Edinburgh experience.

On the day, there will be:

Subject/service talks Go along to as many or as few as you would like to find out general information about areas that interest you. These will last 30 minutes unless otherwise stated.
Information desks There will be plenty of staff on our information desks who can give you advice about subjects or on admissions, student finance, study abroad, careers, student welfare and much more.

Check out a selection of our student accommodation, libraries and sports facilities.  Some subjects also offer tours of their facilities. Details of all tours can be found in the programme.

Teaching showcase This series of sample lectures will showcase our teaching and give you a taste of what studying might be like here at Edinburgh. These are run by academics from specific subject areas but are intended to be of general interest.

Top tips for Open Day

T​​​​op tips for Open Day

Plan your day
From your journey to Open Day to what you want to see and do whilst you’re here – take the time to make a plan for your visit.
Prepare some questions
Note a few key questions down in advance. With everything that goes on at Open Day, it can be easy to forget what you originally wanted to ask!

Talk to our students

Chat to our Student Ambassadors – they’re not only on hand to point you in the right direction, but also to share their experiences of the University and city.

Explore the city

Visit The Meadows, wander down towards Grassmarket or step inside the National Museum of Scotland; all are within a few minutes’ walk of our George Square campus.