How to make the most of a Virtual Open Day
Visiting potential universities is a big step, and the start of a very exciting journey. We want you to get the most out of your Virtual Open Day experience and have picked some top tips below from our students.
So, what can you expect at a Virtual Open Day? Close to everything you might experience at a traditional event – from subject-led presentations and one-to-one chats with our academics to alumni and student ambassadors. It’s the perfect chance to discover student life at LSBU, and if our courses are right for you.
Tip 1: Get ready to attend
Once you sign up to one of our Virtual Open Days, keep an eye on your emails for a joining link and a request to create your password. Then you’re all set to join us on the day. We’ve all been there – in the middle of something important only to find poor connection. We recommend ensuing that your connection is a strong as possible before the event (you may find sitting close to a router can help). To ensure an even better experience use Google Chrome, it is the best internet browser to use with our system.
Tip 2: Plan Ahead
The Virtual Open Day is bustling with presentations, live chats and content to explore – so you’ll want to plan ahead. To help you with this, we will send you a Virtual Open Day programme with a breakdown of all presentations and subject booths scheduled for the day. You will then be able to plan which presentations you would like to watch and which subject booths you’d like to visit for a chat with our academics. Make sure to also take a look at all our courses online so you can come prepared with some killer questions.
Tip 3: Take Notes
Pen and paper at the ready – we have lots to share with you about student life, facilities, our central London location and our applied, professional and accredited courses.
Tip 4: Ask Questions
Don’t be shy, we’re here the help. Whether you’ve in our networking lounge chatting with current students, or learning more about a course in our subject booths, you’ll get the most out of the event by asking questions. It’s always a good idea to plan your questions in advance so you don’t forget them, write them down and have them to hand when you are in attendance. Our visitors often like to ask:
- What is student life like on campus?
- How can this course get me into my dream career?
- What sort of topics will I study?
- What made you come to LSBU?
Tip 5: Download Resources
We have plenty of information for you to take away and read later. Each of our subject booths have downloadable documents packed full of details around modules, employability and student profiles. You’re able to download them and store them on your computer if you don’t have time during the event.
Tip 6: Check out our presentation schedule in the auditorium
The auditorium is where all our presentations sit, and we’ve got a packed schedule of subject talks and more general talks, such as student life at LSBU and our accommodation. Our talks are informative and will tell you everything you need to know about courses, life at LSBU and much more.
Book your place for our next Virtual Open Day