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Our 2022 Open Days have now taken place. Our next Open Day will be in summer 2023.

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 Our Undergraduate Open Days have now taken place. Our next Open Day will be held in summer 2023.

We hope to be able to share recordings of many of the talks which took place at our Open Days in October 2022. We will be in touch with those on our mailing list about this in due course.

 

Do I need a booking?

A booking is required if you wish to attend our Open Days in 2022.

Advance registration is necessary to reserve a space at the talks, sample lectures, labs and subject area tours. For most activities we anticipate that you will be able to bring an accompanying guest, but this will depend on capacities - please see session descriptions for more information.

Remaining spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis on the day.

Information desks and University facilities are open to all visitors and do not require a specific booking, but adding these to your ticket may help you to plan your day.

Programme

Open Day programmes can be viewed on our website.

Open Day programmes   

Almost all of our Open Day activities are included in the booking form for you to add to your ticket, which we hope will help you to plan your day.

Accompanying guests

Some activities are due to be busy, and where space is limited our priority will be to ensure that prospective students can attend.

For this reason, your booking for a particular talk or tour will ensure that the prospective student associated with the booking can access that activity, but guests may not be able to accompany if the activity is very busy. Any remaining spaces for talks will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, with priority for prospective students.

We appreciate your understanding with this, and guests of students who are registered for the Open Day will be welcome to attend the information desks and visit University facilities.

Confirmation of booking

You should receive confirmation of your Open Day booking by email within 5 hours. If you haven’t received this, please email us on ug.recruitment@ed.ac.uk.

Cancelling or amending your booking

If you need to cancel or amend your booking for the Open Day, please follow the instructions in your booking confirmation email.

Waiting lists

Some activities have a very limited capacity, after which a waitlist will open. We recommend joining waitlists in case we are able to increase capacities closer to the day or have cancellations. Your booking will be automatically updated and you will be able to view your status at any time via your booking confirmation email.

If the event is cancelled

We will explore all options to avoid cancelling on-campus events, however there may be rare occasions where events or sessions are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are unable to accept liability for any costs incurred by visitors (e.g. travel, accommodation). Therefore you may wish to consider travel insurance or flexible tickets.

Getting proof of attendance

Every prospective student who checks in will receive an email confirming their attendance shortly after the event. Please note that we are unable to provide prior proof of attendance due to the volume of visitors we receive at each Open Day.

Accessibility

If you would like to provide us with information about any specific access requirements you will have the opportunity to do so when booking your place for the event. This may include but is not limited to accessible parking, sign language interpreter, portable hearing induction loop system, large print materials or any other reasonable adjustments. Please note we do not provide foreign language translation.

If providing these details within the booking form is not suitable for you, you can alternatively get in touch with us on ug.recruitment@ed.ac.uk.

If you will require a sign language interpreter for the event you must let us know in advance as we require at least two weeks’ notice in order to provide this service.

All Open Day venues will have level access or can be accessed by lift. However, if you or an accompanying guest are unable to self-transfer to a fire evacuation chair please get in touch on the email address above so that we can provide you with more detailed advice about venue access. If you require Blue Badge or accessible parking it is important that you let us know in advance so that we can arrange suitable campus access for your visit.

The University works with AccessAble to provide details about the accessibility of our buildings and facilities.

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