Whether itโ€™s an Open Day, an Applicant Day, or just a visit to see the surrounding area, this is the best way to get a feel for the university. I can not stress how important this is, because you can meet students and people doing your course, ask lots of questions and check out the campus and the facilities.
— Juliet
The biggest turning point for me was definitely an Open Day I attended. My tutor at college always told me that when I step foot into a university Iโ€™ll know within minutes whether it was โ€˜the one for meโ€™, which at the time I brushed off as one of those nonsense โ€˜meant-to-be-inspirationalโ€™ comments that teachers make, the type that youโ€™d see plastered all over the walls of the careers adviserโ€™s office. Yet merely after registering in the Roland Levinsky building and having a coffee with my dad (heโ€™s the type to always arrive to any event super early so we were one of the only applicants there!), I knew that Plymouth was โ€˜that placeโ€™ even though the day had barely begun. Despite the drizzly grey sky of a January morning, the vibe was lively and bright; student ambassadors drenched in their raincoats were still full of smiles and eager to help my clueless self navigate around campus using our now damp map.
— Lauren
I found that after the UCAS process, Applicant and Open Days were very useful to see how the university and the surrounding area is like. It was such a useful day because when I started university in September I found that I recognised the area a lot better after visiting.
— Melanie