With everything at your fingertips online, why would you even brave the weather to visit your unis of choice? Here are just six of the many reasons to make the trip.
1. Face time
Uni is a big change. So it's natural to feel nervous. But open days are a proactive way for you to put niggling anxieties to rest. You'll get to know the layout of the campus, find the lecture theatres and just suss out the general vibe. Once you've found the best coffee spot, you can tour laboratories and digital art studios - even taking advantage of live demonstrations.
It's also a great chance to talk directly with academics from your subject area. You can put faces to names and shake hands with lecturers. It's a first impression that just can't be made online.
2. Check out the accommodation
There's a lot to be said about our campuses, but our student accommodation might be the place you call home. Greenwich has three campuses and six halls of residence, as well as some students living in private accommodation nearby. It'll be your home for your first year – your quiet retreat, your hangover zone, your study spot. So it's important to get it right. Take some time out of your open day to wander around and see which place suits you best. Remember, campus tours don't necessarily show you accommodation, so make it a priority to get down to an Open Day.
3. Test the journey
It won't be long before you're missing some home cooking, so it's important to look at the journey between uni and home. Take into account the cost and practicality for you, as well as anyone else who plans on visiting.
4. Feel the vibe
Our three campuses offer unique experiences. There's the modern campus community of Avery Hill, the student union-centric lifestyle in historic Medway, and the buzzing central London experience of Greenwich. Wherever you are, you'll be minutes from London, and find like-minded students. When you come for an Open Day, you can hop on the inter-campus bus for free to get a feel for all three campuses.
5. Meet current students
Lots of students work at the Open Days and campus tours, so you'll have an opportunity to meet our current students. Feel free to ask many questions as you like – we want you to keep them on their toes.
6. Get support
We know that starting a degree is a huge change - it affects your finances, your location and your career. That's why we provide the following range of services to help you get the best out of every stage of university:
- Accessibility and care leavers service
- Accommodation service
- Admissions office
- Employability and careers service
- International office
- Library services
- Student finance office
- Student wellbeing service
- Students' Union
- Study abroad service
- UK recruitment enquiries team.
Representatives from these offices will all be there to answer your questions on our open days.