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Making the Most of ARU Open Days


Faculty: Health, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Medicine
Course: MBChB Medicine
Category: Student blogs

15 November 2023

Open Days are a great opportunity to visit universities so that you can make an informed choice on which university is the right one for you. Here are my tips on how to make the most out of ARU Open Days…

Prepare in advance

During the day there will be opportunities to ask many questions about university, student life and your course. Make a note of any questions you would like to ask and bring them along with you and throughout the day jot down any questions that come to mind whilst attending the event.

Below are some of the topics I wanted to understand better when I was making my decision on which university and course to choose:

Explore the campus

Join a campus tour so you can familiarise yourself with the university. Compared to schools and colleges, universities often have multiple buildings in different locations. Joining a tour will give you a greater sense of what facilities are on offer around campus such as the library, student unions, sports hall, and classrooms. Depending on your course you may also have specialised classrooms such as mock clinical wards, early childhood classrooms and engineering labs!

Attend workshops and talks

These are great ways to get a real feel of what student life will be like. Workshops will engage you in the content you can expect on your course to give you a taste of how you will be taught during your time at university. Throughout the day there will be various talks by academics, support staff and current ARU students, all of whom will be able to help answer any questions you may have.

Discover Student Services

There will be lots of talk about independence when you head off to university, however being independent does not mean you will be alone. Our university offers a wide range of services to support our students during their time studying on our campuses. These range from financial advice, wellbeing and counselling to disability and dyslexia support.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

There will be plenty of walking around campus so make sure you are comfortable and make use of the seating areas dotted around. Another great way to utilise your time is to explore the surrounding area to see if you can imagine yourself here for the duration of your degree.

The most important thing is to have fun! This is your chance to explore what options are available to you to help you decide on where to study – so make the most of the day. We can’t wait to welcome you to our campus.

Fatima studies Medicine at ARU. You can find out more about this and other degree courses at one of our Open Days.


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