All universities offer Open Days that provide you with an opportunity to talk with all academic staff and pupils. The value of this exercise varies from place to place and you should select your Open Days carefully by doing thorough research in advance.
Remember that repeated absence from school will disrupt your work and therefore jeopardise your academic progress, and thus your prospects of university admission. For this reason we keep a careful record of open day visits and the Specialists Absence Form for University Open Days and Interview has to be signed by your teachers, Housemaster and Mrs Wakeling:
Parents or guardians must also complete the online University Visit Request Form for University Open Days or Interviews to grant their permission for you to be out of School.
The website www.opendays.com gives a list of Open Days that are coming up, and university websites will have more up-to-date information about their open days as well as virtual tours of the university facilities.
Many universities will also invite you to a post application open day or an interview, which may offer you a more personal tour of the academic department in which you wish to study, or the opportunity for more detailed discussion with faculty staff.