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.
Full programmes for our 2018 Open Days will be available from mid-September. In the meantime, you can view outlines of the two days to help you choose which date to book.
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 cybersecurity, 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 newly-refurbished, 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.