I’m not sure what I want to study?
Don’t worry if you’re thinking that could be anything from law to engineering and everything in between. For many people Open Days are about narrowing down what you want to study. That’s why going to course sessions is valuable. If you find yourself nodding off, it’s not our lecturers, it’s more than likely just not the course for you. You’ll get a feel for what subject is right for you by speaking to our tutors and current students who have been there, done it and got the T-shirt.
We do ask you to choose a subject when you book a place for Open Day but you won’t be held to it on the day.
Should I come alone, bring my parents or a friend?
Yes, yes and yes to all three. It’s up to you. Lots of parents are understandably interested and want to be involved. Lots of students turn up with family or a friend and just as many come alone.
Do I have to be intending to join University next year?
No you don’t. Lots of people have just started Year 5 or 6 at school. Others are studying an HNC or HND and thinking of progressing to University. We also get younger school students and plenty mature students too. It’s a good mix and everyone is welcome.
Will it take all day?
Open Day starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm. Advice stands and tours are available from 10am. Degree programme talks and activities start at 1.30pm. There’s a lot to fit in, especially if you’ve not seen much of Dundee before (or visited at all). Although you don’t have to be here the whole time, most visitors stay with us for 4-5 hours. Most general talks, course sessions and tours are repeated on the day so you can fit them in.
What should I wear?
It’s not an interview, come casual and comfy.
Do I have to come to an Open Day?
No-one’s going to force you but we’ve been doing this long enough to know attending is a really good idea. If you’re not sure which subject area or which course to study, speaking to tutors and current students will help you narrow down your choices. And if you do know what you want to study then coming along gives you a chance to see whether or not Abertay is a good fit for you - whether you can picture yourself fitting in and what your inner voice is telling you.