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Where does the Open Day take place?

The location of your Open Day will depend on which subject(s) you are interested in, as we have several different sites across Chester, Warrington, Shrewsbury and Birkenhead. By selecting your subject(s) of interest on the Open Day booking page, you will be directed to the correct information for where you need to register on the day. Transport between sites will be available on the day.

Why does the Open Day have multiple start times?

Our autumn Open Days have staggered arrival times and activities repeating throughout the day in order to manage numbers across our sites safely. If you’re visiting multiple sites, make sure to allow enough travel time between each subject talk so you don’t miss a thing.

What’s happening when?

All subject areas will be running repeated talks throughout the day, and general activities and tours will be running until 5pm – so whichever arrival time you choose, there will be plenty of time to fit everything in. We will also email you a schedule prior to the Open Day so you can plan your time.

How are you keeping your campuses safe?

The safety of our visitors, students and staff is our number one priority. We have put the following measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit:

  • If you're experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please do not travel to the Open Day.
  • The University recommends that you take a lateral flow test prior to visiting our sites.
  • The University recommends and encourages the wearing of face coverings inside buildings, particularly if crowded and enclosed (unless exempt).
  • The University recommends all visitors to keep a safe distance from each other where possible.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available when entering and leaving buildings and an enhanced cleaning regime is in place.
  • All ventilation systems meet or exceed Covid-19 legislative standards and we will open doors and windows where appropriate.
  • We have staggered our event times to reduce crowding and queues.
  • Signage and room capacities are in place across our sites to manage traffic build-up and enable social distancing.
  • We kindly ask that you bring a maximum of one guest along with you on the day. There is also a slim chance that your guest might not be able to join you in some of the busiest subject talks or tours, but we will do out utmost to avoid this. We will also follow up the Open Day with links to online resources and live online subject sessions, so family and friends who couldn’t come along can be sure to get all the information they need.  

Please note, we continue to monitor government guidelines and will notify you of any changes.

Can I bring guests with me?

In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that you bring a maximum of one guest along with you on the day. There is a small chance that your guest may not be able to join you in some of our busier subject talks or tours, but we will try and avoid this happening.

Is car parking available?

Chester: There is limited car parking at some of our Chester sites: please note that parking is extremely limited at our Exton Park and Wheeler sites and we recommend using public transport where possible. We will be running a free bus service between our Chester sites during the Open Day to help you get around. Our Creative Campus, Kingsway has plenty of parking.

Warrington:At University Centre Warrington, there are no parking restrictions and visitors can park on site. Please view the campus map to see where you can park on the day.

Shrewsbury: There is a large pay and display car park in Frankwell Quay, adjacent to the Guildhall.

Birkenhead: There is limited visitor parking available at Marriss House. Directions will be sent via email ahead of the Open Day.

How do I cancel my booking?

If you’re no longer able to attend, please email visitus@chester.ac.uk and let us know that you wish to cancel your booking, along with the email address you used to book your place. We will then email you to confirm we have cancelled your place.

What if I can’t make an Open Day?

If you can’t make one of our in-person Open Days this year, don’t worry, we’re holding a Virtual Open Day on Saturday 4th December so you can get a feel for the University of Chester from the comfort of your own home. We also have campus tours taking place during Autumn which provide you with a great opportunity to visit our sites and view the general facilities available to you.