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Got an offer to study with us but not sure of the best way to plan your visit? Here’s our useful guide to help you make the most of your day. From scribbling down all of those burning questions you might have about your course to researching which accommodation suits you best, we’ve listed some things you should think about before attending one of our Experience Days.

1. Check your booking

We have different Experience Day dates depending on the location of your course. Please note that some courses are based at more than one site, so check the letter we sent you when you received your offer if you are unsure of which location your course is based at. If you are visiting Chester, depending on the course, you could be taught at any one of our Chester locations: Exton Park, Wheeler, Creative Campus, Kingsway or Queen’s Park. Make sure you know exactly where to arrive on the day so that you don’t miss out on your subject talk with academics. If you’re unsure about anything, do contact us at and one of the team will be happy to answer any of your queries.

2. Do your research

So, you know what course you’re planning on studying, and the location of where your classes will take place, but have you considered the finer details? Do you know what modules you will take? Which modules are compulsory or optional? How will you be taught: seminars, tutorials, lectures, lab work? What is the mode of assessment? These are some of the questions you might wish to ask on the day. We recommend that you write them down in case you forget anything! Look into the types of accommodation we have on offer, and which you like the most, so that you can arrange time in the day to visit them. Does your course offer a year abroad or a year in industry? Preparation is key, so you can make the most of the day  and get your questions answered.

3. Prepare to chat with current students

There may be an opportunity to ask current students exactly what life at the University is like during a campus tour on your chosen Experience Day. If you have questions about societies, accommodation, best places to eat, drink and be merry, then our Student Ambassadors will be on-hand to help. Don’t be afraid, they’ve been exactly where you are now. So, ask away!

4. Keep up-to-date

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on our Experience Day events. Do keep an eye on your emails, in the week leading up to the event, for lots of useful information including directions, parking and the all-important Experience Day programme which will list all activities taking place on the day.

5. Eligible for a Travel Bursary?

If you are travelling far and wide to attend one of our Experience Days, you might be eligible to claim compensation for your journey. You can check out all the necessary details about the travel bursary on our website here.   

6. Staying safe

Make sure to take a lateral flow test before attending any of our events. We want everyone to have the best day possible and this can only be assured if people are staying safe and abiding by government guidelines. If you test positive, please do let us know that you will not be in attendance on the day. You can let us know by email at and re-book for an alternative date. You will also need to wear a face covering inside our buildings.

7. Explore the area

After your Experience Day, there will be plenty of time to venture into town to see what the local area of Chester, Shrewsbury, Warrington or Birkenhead has to offer – if you’re not local, then this is just important as seeing the University as it could be your home for the next three years or more!

8. Got more questions?

Check our Experience Day FAQs or contact us if you need help with anything. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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