Open Day Preparation
At an Aberystwyth University Open Day, you’ll be able to visit our academic departments, talk to our staff and current students, view our learning facilities, go on an accommodation tour and experience the social life at Aberystwyth.
Below, we have practical information on what to expect on the day and logistical information regarding your visit.
Finding us is easy, no matter what mode of transport you decide to use. We have free parking if you come by car; and if you decide to come by train we have shuttle buses which will take you up to the campus. There will be a free bus service to take you to all locations around the University and town. Our Maps and Travel page has detailed information on getting to Aberystwyth.
On arrival on Campus, as a starting point, you could make your way to our Arrival Information Desks (which are located in the Art Centre). Here, you’ll be able to collect Programmes, Maps, and Bus Timetables; speak to staff regarding the Open Day. Departments will ask you to register when you visit them, you can visit your academic department at any point during the day.
We have plenty of places on campus where you can enjoy lunch, a snack or a cup of tea and cake. Details of our restaurants on campus will be in your Open Day Programme. There are also a number of restaurants, cafés and bars in the town offering a wide range of choices. Going to town is a great choice if you’d like to explore Aberystwyth town a little more.
There are plenty of B&B, Guest Houses and Hotel accommodation in and around the Aberystwyth area. You can contact Aberystwyth Tourist Information Centre for more information: 01970 612125 / aberystwythTIC@ceredigion.gov.uk
Our Open Day activities typically start from 9am and most departments will close at around 4pm. The precise timings of your Open Day will be outlined in your Open Day programme which will be sent to you closer to the date. Depending on your subject of choice, your timetable will include talks about your subject, tours of the facilities on campus and even taster workshops and activities.
The Open Day programme will have everything you need to know about coming to our Open Days. We will e-mail an electronic copy of the Open Day programme to you before the event, and you’ll also receive a copy in the post providing you have registered more than a week in advance (UK/EU only). You can view the Open Day Programme which will give you an idea of what to expect on the day.
Our top 3 tips ...
1. Read our Open Day programme and prepare possible questions beforehand
2. Take photos to remind you of the day
3. Go and explore the town and the local area