Planning Your Open Day

Make sure you leave Open Day with all your questions answered and a feel for what it's really like to study at Abertay.

There’s so much going on during Open Day – the challenge is trying to pack everything in!

We want to make sure you come away from your visit with a real understanding of the course you’re interested in and whether you can picture yourself studying here.

To help you, we’ve put together some suggestions of things you might want to see and do, but feel free to tailor this list to suit your priorities.

The essentials

  • Attend a course session: Learn more about the course or courses you’re interested in by hearing from our lecturers and taking part in activities that give you a taste of classroom life.
  • Take a tour: We offer guided tours of our campus, library and halls of residence.
  • Listen to an information talk: Talks will be happening throughout the day on a range of topics including accommodation (essential before going on a halls of residence tour), coming to university from college, student funding and studying abroad.
  • Chat to staff and students: Go to your Academic School Basecamp room and have an informal chat with some of our staff and current students.
  • Get one-to-one advice: At the information stands, you’ll find people that can talk to you about anything from entry requirements and student funding, to academic support and sports clubs.

If you still have time

  • Find out about the clubs and societies you can join.
  • Check out the Student Centre where all the social stuff happens.
  • Have a look at our gym.

Some of the facilities you won’t want to miss when you visit

Centre of Excellence

If you’re interested in studying computer games, you won’t want to miss this development space that mimics a modern games company. You’ll be able to play examples of games created by our students, and see demos of their artwork and animation. Also, go see our specialist audio, motion capture and virtual reality spaces – not forgetting one of the largest Sony PlayStation Education Centres in the UK!

Ethical Hacking Lab

If you’re interested in hacking, see where our students spend a lot of their time. The Hack Lab was created especially for security work and every PC is isolated from the main university network. This is the space where you’ll be trying to exploit flaws in realistic websites.

High-tech Science Labs

If you’re considering studying one of our science courses, you won’t want to miss our new labs. Completely refurbished in 2017, they’re equipped as technology-rich digital classrooms.

Food Innovation Centre

Our new food labs are kitted out with the same equipment you’ll find in industry labs. They’re designed to make the transition from student to professional smooth and ensure our students get hands-on learning from day one. The suite includes a cutting-edge food processing lab, a specialist sensory suite for consumer testing food products and the latest in digital teaching facilities.

Human Performance Lab

Our sports students spend practical sessions in bespoke physiology and biometrics labs. Don’t miss our Human Performance Lab with its running, rowing, fitness testing and weights machines.

Crime Scene Areas

Our Division of Science has two mock crime scene areas – a bank and a family home. Here our forensic science students put their skills into practice with mock crime scene investigations.

Bernard King Library

Explore our multi-award-winning library. Aside from its considerable book and journal resources, it’s also home to the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ), a one-stop shop where our students can get help and advice about any aspect of university life.