Courtney Childs, USW Student Ambassador and BSc Professional Policing student, gives her top tips for making the most of your time at a USW Online Open Day.
1. Ask the student ambassadors questions
When attending an Online Open Day, there will be many questions you’ll want answering. Some of these will be directed to staff, while others may be better suited to student ambassadors, like me. We can answer anything from: What is the course really like? What is blended learning really like? What can I do in my spare time? So, make the most of the opportunity you have to engage with real students in the “Student Life” live chat.
2. Virtually explore our campuses
Even though your studies are the main factor to consider when choosing a university, there are other things to think about. These include location, accommodation, the library, sports facilities, catering outlets and the students’ union. Our ambassador led virtual tours let you explore our campus from your sofa and you can see our great facilities, for example, aerospace has aeroplanes on campus, police has a hydra Minerva suite, fashion has design studios, and law has a moot courtroom.
3. Attend the “Why USW” talk
If you want the scoop about what really happens at university, attending this talk is a must! In this session, you’ll hear about why USW is a great place to live and study, and have the chance to ask our current students questions. The session will give you a great insight into the University and life here.
4. Chat live with staff
The teaching staff are keen to get to know students, even before they officially enrol, and they know you will have lots of questions, about course content, assessment, blended learning, facilities and much more. Be sure to check out the programme and join in the live chat for your subject.
If you have questions about accommodation, funding, student support, sports, career support or you have a question about applying to the University be sure to visit the Information Fair where staff from these services will be able to answer all your questions.
5. Watch subject presentations
To make sure you get all the information you need we’ve put together presentations for every subject area, once you’ve booked your place we’ll send you links ahead of the online open day so you can watch these when you choose and prepare the questions you want to ask.