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7 reasons to attend an Offer Holder Day

7 reasons to attend an Offer Holder Day

by Caroline Hardaker

Once you’ve applied to a university and received an offer, you’ll often be invited to an Offer Holder Day on campus.

These mini-Open Days are organised by the academic school you’ve applied to, and give soon-to-be-students and their guests the chance to discover more about what they’ll actually be studying and where their lectures, seminars, and learning will take place. Some subjects might conduct interviews or one-to-one chats on the day, too. However, there’s a lot more to Offer Holder Days than you might think. Find out everything you need to know in our 7 reasons to attend an Offer Holder Day round-up…

Meet your teaching staff

You’ll hear talks by your lecturers, and you’ll also get the opportunity to talk to them about your interests, certain modules, and how it’ll all work.

As different subject areas arrange their own Offer Holder Days each event will be different, but it’ll be likely that you’ll have the opportunity to visit an information fair with stalls from departments across the university, including finance, careers, the Students’ Union, and studying abroad.

Find out more about your course

Explore the building your subject calls home, and find out more about the facilities that make it special.

While getting yourself comfortable, this is a great opportunity to meet and speak to other Offer Holders you’ll be studying with once you arrive at university. There might also be current students or graduate ambassadors to tell you about their experiences studying your subject.

Explore the campus

Getting a feel for a campus is one of the most important parts of an Open Day or Offer Holder Day.

While visiting, take some time to walk around campus, explore the library, Students’ Union, or on-site gym, grab a bite to eat from a campus café, food stall, or restaurant, and find out how close campus is to local amenities, shops, and the train station (we’re right in the heart of the city). If you previously visited campus on an Open Day, this gives you the chance to experience the university grounds through a completely different season, from bursting with golden autumn leaves to its transformation into a winter wonderland.

Discover the city

Visiting an Offer Holder Day is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the city or town you’ll be living in.

From shops, farmers markets, and cinemas to restaurants, parks, and sports stadiums – find out what the city has or does to spark your imagination. Larger cities often host festivals or events, so why not attend one while you’re here?

Step into your new accommodation

Choosing the style or type of student accommodation that you’ll be calling home can be difficult, but it’s made a lot easier by going on an accommodation tour.

First year students are guaranteed accommodation here, and our student residences range from traditional student villages to ultra-modern sky-rise apartments.

Learn about the application process

You might have the opportunity to attend a presentation covering the secret ins and outs behind the admissions process.

Listen to admissions staff talk about how the application process works, find out what to expect next,, and ask questions to department experts.

The opportunity to ask questions – big or small

The main purpose of an Offer Holder day is to help you learn more about your subject, your course, and university life.

From professors and student ambassadors to librarians and careers advisers – all the staff in attendance want to answer your questions and help you find the place you need to be. Don’t be afraid to ask anything, no matter how big or small the question.

Convinced that attending an Offer Holder Day is the right thing to do? If you’re an offer holder here, keep an eye on your email inbox for your invitation.