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Timetables and FAQs

To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve outlined a few things you can do during the Open Day. In addition to meeting some of our course teams and finding out about courses, you can also join campus tours, view the accommodation, and meet student support services.

10.00am - Registration
Please register from 10.00am onwards to let us know you have arrived, grab a free drink, and get ready for the day.

11.00am - Welcome Talk
This short talk will give you a chance to learn more about the ݮapp, our achievements and what it means to be a student here. The talks are hosted by members of the University’s Senior Leadership team.

11.45am/2.15pm - Course Talks
Find out more about the courses you are interested in and meet the course lecturers. Some courses also run interactive workshops or tours of facilities.

FIND OUT WHERE AND WHEN COURSE TALKS ARE TAKING PLACE

12.45pm - Accommodation Talk

1.00pm - Academic Drop-ins
This is your opportunity to speak to an academic about your courses of interest.

FIND OUT WHERE DROP-INS ARE TAKING PLACE

1.15pm - Careers and Placement Options

1.15pm - Financing Your Studies

1.15pm - Student Life and Experience Talk
Hear what it’s like to be a student at the University and what the Students’ Union have to offer.

Tours

Tours run between 10.00am and 2.00pm. No need to book!

Explore Ipswich Campus
Tours depart from the Waterfront Building.

Accommodation Tour
View our on-campus, en-suite accommodation. Tours depart from the ground floor of Athena Hall.

Professional Health Facilities Tour
Visit our specialist facilities across the Professional Health courses. Tours depart from the Students’ Union Social Space in the Library Building.

12.45pm - DigiTech Centre Computing Tour
Tours of the DigiTech Centre at BT’s Adastral Park are for prospective students attending the Open Day registered for Computing. Please note that parents/friends can only join the tour if their names were provided when booking the Open Day. The coach departs promptly from the University Car Park lay-by. The tour and bus ride take approximately two hours.

To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve outlined a few things you can do during the Open Day. In addition to meeting some of our course teams and finding out about courses, you can also join campus tours, view the accommodation, and meet student support services.

10.30am - Registration
Please register from 10.30am onwards to let us know you have arrived, grab a free drink, and get ready for the day.

10.45am - Information Drop-ins
A chance to socialise with other applicants and offer holders, as well as speak to our support services and wider university team to ask any questions you might have.

11.15am - Chat to Student Ambassadors
Want to find out more about what life is like in Suffolk? Then pop along to our student ambassador session to hear more.

1.00pm - Academic Drop-ins
This is your opportunity to speak to an academic about your course.

FIND OUT WHERE DROP-INS ARE TAKING PLACE

1.15pm - Student Life and Experience Talk
Hear what it’s like to be a student at the University and what the Students’ Union have to offer.

2.15pm - Course Talks
Find out more about your course and meet the course lecturers. Some courses also run interactive workshops or tours of facilities.

FIND OUT WHERE COURSE TALKS ARE TAKING PLACE

Tours

Tours run between 10.00am and 2.00pm. No need to book!

Explore Ipswich Campus
Tours depart from the Waterfront Building.

Accommodation Tour
View our on-campus, en-suite accommodation. Tours depart from the ground floor of Athena Hall.

Professional Health Facilities Tour
Visit our specialist facilities across the Professional Health courses. Tours depart from the Students’ Union Social Space in the Library Building.

12.45pm - DigiTech Centre Computing Tour
Tours of the DigiTech Centre at BT’s Adastral Park are for prospective students attending the Open Day registered for Computing. Please note that parents/friends can only join the tour if their names were provided when booking the Open Day. The coach departs promptly from the University Car Park lay-by. The tour and bus ride take approximately two hours.

Can I come along on the day if I haven’t registered?
Yes, please have a look at the schedule for Saturday events which will give you an idea of what times talks are happening so you can plan when to arrive (please note that this is subject to change).  Please come to the welcome desk where we will be able to register you for the event and give you all of the information that you need for the day. 

For evening events if you haven't registered please do not worry, just report to the registration desk when you arrive and they will register your attendance.

Am I able to bring a guest(s)?
Yes of course, friends and family members are welcome to join you at the event.  Where possible we fit everyone into talks but in the event that there are a lot of attendees we occasionally ask that just the registered person and one guest attend the talks.

Is there any financial support available for the travel costs for attending the Open Event?
Yes, the University can reimburse up to £50 of the costs for attending the event, for students travelling over 150 miles or for students meeting specific criteria. Please see the the information at Financial Support for Visiting the University for eligibility criteria and how to apply.

I am interested in more than one subject, is this okay?
Yes, there are academic members of staff representing all subjects based in Ipswich and at the Suffolk New College campus at the event.  Even if you don’t make a subject talk, our staff will be happy to talk to you on a one-to-one basis about the course.

Will I be able to view the accommodation?
Accommodation tours will be available throughout the event at our on campus accommodation.  Members of staff from our Student Life team will also be available to discuss other off-site accommodation options with you.  

Will I get a chance to speak to current students?
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to talk to current students. We will have a number of student ambassadors available during the day who will happily answer questions, as well as our Students’ union.

Are there any catering facilities?
Absolutely! There will be refreshments available during the event as well as a range of catering options across the waterfront available.

Will there be anyone I can talk to about my application?
Yes, our friendly Admissions team will be available throughout the event to give you advice on applying to your chosen course. You will also be able to speak to the academic available and they will be able to offer you advice.

Other than academics, who else will I be able to talk to?
We will have a range of different teams available on the day for you to talk to including; Finance, Careers, Admissions, Accommodation, Disability and Wellbeing and Learning Services.

The buildings and specialist teaching facilities are fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout the campus. Campus tours will require some walking across the campus, but the majority of the events will be held in the Waterfront Building.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements that you wish to discuss before your visit please add these details to your registration form or contact us on sas@uos.ac.uk

Our University car park will be free on campus for our open events, a member of our team will be at the car park to meet you upon your arrival and help direct you to the registration point.

Please follow directions to Long St, Ipswich, IP3 8AH. 

Please note that Duke Street car park is pay and display, and is owned and managed by an external company and not the University. 

Any other car parks, apart from the University car park, will be chargeable. 

A map of the Ipswich campus

There will also be a campus map in the programme which you will receive prior to your visit, and hard copies will be available on the day.

For enquiries, please contact: eventsandconferencing@uos.ac.uk

"Your Open Day is an opportunity to find out everything you need to know about becoming part of our student community"

Professor Helen Langton, MBE, Vice Chancellor and CEO