Open Days

Visiting a university helps your child make their decision about where to apply and which offer to accept. We encourage parents to go to an Open Day as it's a great way to get a feel for the university where your child will be spending their next three years.

  • Study the programme – once your child has booked a place at an Open Day at the University of South Wales, a programme outlining the talks, tours and activities that are happening throughout the day will be sent to them. 


  • Plan the day – the programme will include a planner outlining what is happening and when, to help you and your child get the most out of the visit. You don't have to do everything, but make sure your son or daughter makes time for what interests them.


  • Ask lots of questions – your child will meet lots of staff members and current students at the Open Day. To make the most out of it, they should have an idea of the kind of questions they want to ask – and ask lots of them! Encourage them to speak to the academic staff and ask questions about module choices, work placements or how much lecture time there is. 


  • Visit the support departments – you need to know your child will be supported during their time at university. At University of South Wales Open Days our staff will be available to answer queries about finance, accommodation, careers or welfare. 


  • Take a tour – this is really important. Tours are normally conducted by student ambassadors and it's a great way to ask questions about their experiences as a student. Tours usually allow you to see Halls of Residence and facilities such as the library and Students’ Union.


  • Take photos – most people go to Open Days at three or four different universities. After a while, your child may struggle to remember each one. Encourage your child to make notes and take photos as a reminder of the day. We’d like to see them too, so don’t forget to tweet us @UniSouthWales using the hash tag #loveUSW


  • Most importantly – have fun! Open Days are usually lots of fun. Although there’s the serious side of finding out what subjects and degrees are on offer and what student services are available, there’s always a lot happening on campus. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy it!



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