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What’s the difference between a campus tour and an Open Day?

Campus tours are for those that are unable to attend an Open Day. They are smaller scale events designed to give you the opportunity to view our general campus facilities. We suggest attending an Open Day at the first instance to find out more about our courses, facilities and various other social and support related opportunities.

Will I have the opportunity to find out about my course?

Campus tours are designed to give you an opportunity to view the facilities on our campuses. We work closely with academic departments to arrange availability of departmental representatives, although we can not guarantee that you will be met by an academic member of staff. If you would like to find out more about your course during your visit, we ask that you arrange a meeting with a member of staff (subject to their availability) prior to your arrival. You can find the contact details of Programme Leaders within the course pages of our website. If you have any queries regarding this please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01244 512800 or by emailing

What time does the campus tour start and finish?

The start time of the campus tour depends on which course you are interested in. If you select a course at one of our satellite sites (Riverside, Kingsway, Thornton, Queen’s Park) the tour will commence at 1pm. If you select a course located at Warrington Campus or Parkgate Road Campus the tour will start at 2:30pm.

Once you have finished your tour of the satellite site, you are welcome to make your way to our residential Parkgate Road Campus to take a tour here. 

Where does the campus tour take place?

When you select your course you will be advised of the location for the campus tour.

Is car parking available?

Parking is limited at our campuses. However, please note that parking is extremely limited at the Parkgate Road Campus. Please leave yourself enough time to find yourself a space.

There is no parking available at Riverside Campus. We suggest parking in the Little Roodee pay and display carpark, or taking the park and ride as this is just a short walk from the main entrance to the campus.   

What if I can't make a campus tour?

If you can't make a campus tour, please feel free to contact us as we may be able to offer you a tour of either our Parkgate Road or Warrington Campus on an alternative date.

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What if the course I am interested in is based at University Centre Shrewsbury or University Centre Reaseheath?

Both University Centre Shrewsbury and University Centre Reaseheath have their own opportunities to visit.

Give us a call on 01244 512800 or email to find out your best opportunities to visit.

When booking a place do I include myself among the number of guests?

No, when we ask for the number of guests we want to know how many people you will be bringing along with you.

How do I change the number of guests?

It's not essential that the number of guests on your ticket is exactly how many you end up bringing: we just ask so that we have an idea of how many people will be attending on the day.

Can I get help towards travel costs for the campus tour?

We offer a means-tested Travel Bursary to assist with travel costs for the campus tours.  For more details and to check whether you are eligible, see our Travel Bursary pages.