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Whether you're an undergraduate umming and erring over which University to go for, or if you're looking for a post grad course but haven't quite made your mind up yet – then this guide could help you!

Universities across the UK have released their open day dates, schedules and programmes giving you some top tips and plenty of information to help you make that all important decision – and it doesn't matter whether you’re looking to attend University this September or next year.

But what if you're an international student and can't attend the open days? Don’t worry! Some universities have options to book informal visits, view virtual tours through videos, and some universities will even make visits abroad so check them out to see if a University you're interested in is visiting near you!

A University open day is a great opportunity to attend presentations, departmental activities, get involved with subject talks and take a tour of the facilities and overall – so why not see for yourself what the fuss is all about! Fire your questions at the many experts on hand – whether it’s about student finance, what your course will be like, work experience or student life in general.

These days are brilliant insights for prospective students and parents to find out what University life entails. Open days aren’t just for undergraduates... most universities will hold postgraduate open days as well so take a look at our handy guide below to find the information you’re looking for!

Here's a list of open days for your diary:

Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen
Open Days:
Saturday 4th June
Tuesday 30th August
Saturday 22nd October

Bedford

University of Bedfordshire
Open Days:
Wednesday 6th July
Saturday 23rd July

Birmingham

University of Birmingham
Open Days:
Friday 24th June
Saturday 25th June
Saturday 10th September
Saturday 15th October

Check out what to expect at UoB's open days here!

Bristol

University of Bristol
Open Days:
Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June
Friday 9th September

Cardiff

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Open Days:
Saturday 11th June

Cardiff University
Open Days:
Saturday 18th June
Friday 1st July

University of South Wales
Open Days:
Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 13th September
Saturday 22nd October
Saturday 3rd December

Check out the UoSW's top tips for open days here!

Coventry

Coventry University
Open Days:
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 10th September
Saturday 15th October
Saturday 12th November

Glasgow

University of Glasgow
Open Days:
Thursday 16th June
Thursday 1st September
Saturday 22nd October

Have a look at UoG's other undergraduate events here!

Leeds

Leeds Beckett University
Open Days:
Wednesday 22nd June
Saturday 1st October
Saturday 29th October
Saturday 19th November

Check out their video of last year's open day here for an idea of what to expect on your visit!

Leicester

De Montfort University
Open Days:
Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 17th September
Saturday 15th October
Saturday 12th November

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores University
Open Days:
Friday 24th June
Saturday 1st October
Saturday 22nd October

Get more information on applicant days here!

London

City University London
Open Days:
Wednesday 6th July
Saturday 24th September

University College London
Open Days:
Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 10th September

University of the Arts London
Open Days:
Starting from 3rd June - early September (there are lots of dates for tours and visits so head the website to find the right open day for you!)

Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University
Open Days:
Wednesday 22nd June - All Saints campus
Wednesday 29th June – Cheshire campus

University of Manchester
Open Days:
Friday 17th June
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 1st October
Saturday 8th October

Check out UoM's open day highlights here!

Royal Northern College of Music
Open Days:
Friday 3rd June - Graduate school open event
Tuesday 27th September - Open day

Medway

University of Kent
Open Days:
Canterbury campus:
Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 8th October
Saturday 22nd October
Medway campus:
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 15th October

Find more information on informal visits, self guided tours and personal visits here for UK, European and international students.

Newcastle

Newcastle University
Open Days:
Friday 1st July
Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 17th September

Take a look at NU's open day video here!

Northumbria University
Open Days:
Friday 1st July
Saturday 2nd July
Saturday 24th September
Saturday 29th September
Saturday 26th November

Preston

University of Central Lancashire
Open Days:
Sunday 12th June
Sunday 25th September
Sunday 16th October
Sunday 12th November

Check out UCLAN's open day programme here!

Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University
Open Days:
Friday 10th June
Saturday 11th June

Southampton

Southampton Solent University
Open Days:
Saturday 11th June
Saturday 24th September
Saturday 15th October
Sunday 13th November
Saturday 26th November

Find out the 5 reasons to visit an open day at SSU in their own words here!

Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire University
Open Days:
Saturday 11th June

Put the dates in your diary and organise your visit to get all the information you need to make that all important decision.

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Happy University hunting!