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Open Days programme October 2021

Find out what happens at our Virtual Open Days on 2 October and 9 October and plan your activities.

What to expect at the Open Days

Subject introduction sessions

These inspiring live sessions delivered by academic staff will introduce studying each of our subject areas at Edinburgh, and include the opportunity to ask questions.

Recordings of each session will be uploaded to the virtual exhibition for all Open Day attendees to access after the live event, so don't worry if you can't attend everything you would like to.

Subject area text chats

These dedicated one-to-one text chats with staff, and current students for some subject areas, are a great opportunity to get your questions about studying with us answered.

Admissions, student life and services text chats

Whether you want to know if you’ll meet our entry requirements, how the application process works, or would like to speak about your circumstances, our expert admissions teams are happy to help in confidential one-to-one text chats. 

Specialist staff will also be available to speak to about accommodation, fees, funding and scholarships, careers, study abroad, sport and student life.

On-demand videos and resources

Our Open Day 'Virtual exhibition' contains lots of useful resources and information about every aspect of the University. This includes videos, entry requirements, useful web links, FAQs, and for some subject areas pre-recorded sample lectures. All subject introduction session recordings will be available to all Open Days attendees here within 5 working days, and you will have access to everything following the Open Days, until 30 November.

Event timings

Different subject areas and admissions teams are represented on each date.  Times and dates of the live introduction sessions and text chats are displayed below.

Introduction sessions require a specific booking, while the text chats are open to all who register for the event.

You can explore the on-demand resources for every area in our virtual exhibition at any time.

All times are British Summer Time (BST).

Saturday 9 October

Live sessions and chats taking place on Saturday 9 October.

Saturday 2 October

The live activities on this date have taken place, but you can register to access recordings and on-demand resources.

How to take part 

To help you make the most of the events, we have created a webpage with a guide to the Open Days. This includes a quick video introduction which explains how to take part in the Open Day activities and use our event platform, as well as instructions for participating in live sessions.

How to take part 

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Book your place

If you haven't already, register now to join us at these Open Days!

Book your place

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