Open Day programmes
Information about the activities you can take part in at our Open Days.
Open Day programme
Open Day activities are included in the registration form for you to add to your ticket. You can add or remove activities from your booking at any time via your confirmation email.
Programmes will be provided on campus throughout the day.
Programme for 5 November
View a copy of the Open Day programme for this date.
Check dates for your subject
Please check carefully which dates are relevant for your degree programme(s) of interest, as different subject areas will be represented on each date.
Open Day activities on this date will take place at our Central area campus. The academic Schools taking part are listed below.
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- Business School
- School of Divinity
- School of Economics
- Edinburgh Futures Institute (MA Interdisciplinary Futures)
- Moray House School of Education and Sport
- School of Health in Social Science (includes Nursing)
- School of History, Classics and Archaeology
- School of Law
- School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
- School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
- School of Social and Political Science
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) will not be taking part in our on-campus events in autumn (this includes our Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Art, Design, History of Art, and Music).
View a copy of the Open Day programme for this date.
Open Day activities on this date will take place at our King's Buildings campus and Central area campus. The academic Schools taking part are listed below.
College of Science & Engineering
School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemistry
School of Engineering
School of GeoSciences
School of Informatics
School of Mathematics
School of Physics and Astronomy
Edinburgh Medical School
- Biomedical Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Oral Health Sciences
- Medicine (MBChB) - our two primary Medicine events happened earlier this year in time for those interested in applying for 2023 to make their decisions well before the UCAS deadline. At this Open Day you can speak with the Medical School Admissions team at an information desk, attend a 'Medicine Student Chat Show' and watch a pre-recorded introductory talk (if you have previously attended a Medicine event in 2022, you will have already accessed this talk). However, it will not be possible to visit the Medical School at the BioQuarter campus, and curriculum staff will not be in attendance or delivering talks.
Edinburgh Futures Institute
- MA Interdisciplinary Futures
If you are still unsure which date is relevant for your subject area(s) of interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Day activities
Please use the Open Day registration form to view full listings for your particular Open Day date and add activities to your ticket.
General information about what to expect from some of our main Open Day activities is additionally provided here.
These talks provide an introduction to our subject areas and other aspects of studying with us, including accommodation, admissions, study abroad, sport and student life. Attend as many talks as you like to find out general information about areas that interest you.
We hope that capacity will allow for a guest to accompany registered prospective students in to their talks. However, when space is limited we’ll make sure that students are prioritised and we ask for your co-operation with this.
All talks are included in the registration form, and booking a talk in advance will reserve a place for the prospective student associated with the booking. Remaining spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis on the day.
Information desks provide an opportunity to ask staff any questions you may have. There will be plenty of staff available between 10:00 - 16:00 to give you information about the subjects areas taking part on the day you attend, as well as admissions, student finance, study abroad, careers, student welfare, sport and student life.
Information desks do not require a specific booking, but you may find it useful to add these to your ticket when registering for the Open Day.
Some subject areas are offering sample lectures to give you an insight into what studying might be like at Edinburgh. Whilst the lectures are presented by academics from a specific subject area, they may be of general interest to a wide audience, so feel free to book any you would like to even if it is not your primary subject of interest.
We hope that capacity will allow for a guest to accompany registered prospective students in to sample lectures. However, when space is limited we’ll make sure that students are prioritised and we ask for your co-operation with this.
You can view many of the excellent facilities you might use as a student here, including our libraries, sports facilities and some accommodation options at Pollock Halls.
Some subjects also offer tours of their facilities, which require advance booking in the Open Day registration form. Where capacities are limited, prospective students will be prioritised for spaces on these activities.
Our self-guided audio campus tours also allow you to explore our campuses at a pace and time that suits you. The app is free to download and is compatible with most iOS and Android devices - all you need is a smartphone or tablet.
Find out more about our student accommodation options and ‘accommodation guarantee’ from the information desks as well as multiple talks throughout the day.
There will also be a selection of accommodation open to view at Pollock Halls, though please note that due to it being term time limited example rooms will be available to view.
Our admissions staff for the subject areas taking part on that date will be available at information desks between 10:00 - 16:00 to provide one-to-one, tailored advice on applying to the University.
While admissions talks provide general information about admission to the College, the information desks offer you the opportunity to find out about detailed entry requirements for your chosen programme and discuss your particular circumstances.
Staff at our Fees & Student Support, and Scholarships & Student Funding information desks can provide information about funding opportunities, tuition fees, scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance. The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) are also available to speak to about the financial support they provide to students from Scotland.