Want to take a behind-the-scenes look at UCB and discover what it's like to study here?
Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff. Register for an open day online and you'll get your own 'VIP Backstage Pass', giving you the chance to have a sneak peek around our campuses, access student demonstrations and more.
On the day
See our campus for yourself
Your VIP backstage pass gives you and your guests access to:
- Welcome talk from our Vice-Chancellor and Principal, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
- Subject-specific presentations with our tutors
- A tour of our facilities
- A selection of free refreshments and a hot lunch
- Demonstrations by our students
- Practical sessions and ‘have a go’ activities
At the end of your visit you are welcome to keep your pass – and if you do choose to study with us, you can even bring it with you when you start!View our facilities
Speak with support staff
On the day, you will have the opportunity to speak to any of our support staff:
- Disability support and academic skills
- Study support
- Finance and transport costs
- Careers and work placements
- English/maths qualifications
You will also have a chance to chat to current students and meet The Guild (Students’ Union).Find out more
If you like what you see, then you can apply to join one of our courses at your open day. Our Admissions team will be on-hand to support you with your application and you can book a date for your telephone interview. Within a week, you can secure an offer to study one of our exciting college courses. Alternatively, you can always apply online after your open day.
FAQs for on-campus events
I would like to attend your open day – how do I book a place?
You can book your place here.
Do I need to bring a copy of my open day confirmation?
Yes. You can either print your open day confirmation and bring it with you, or have it open on your phone once you arrive so that we can register you on the day.
What time does the event start?
The time depends on which open day you have booked onto. Details of which can be found on our website and on your booking confirmation. We encourage you to attend your subject-specific presentation and to leave enough time to tour the University and speak with Support Services.
Do I have to book to attend any of the subject presentations?
Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept walk-ins on the day, so we recommend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
How long do the presentations last?
Presentations last roughly 45 minutes with a chance to ask questions at the end.
Which campus do I need to go to?
I am interested in more than one course – do I have to register for each course?
As long as you register on arrival, you do not need to register for more than one course.
Is parking available?
Yes free parking is available onsite on a first-come-first-served basis, during Saturday events only. During weekday events, there are several Pay and Display car parks in close proximity to the College – including NCP Car Park, Newhall Street
I have not received email confirmation of my booking – what should I do?
If you do not receive a confirmation email of your booking, please contact us. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 232 4300. Remember to check your junk mail.
What happens if I arrive late for my subject presentation?
If you arrive late, we will ensure that you attend the next available presentation.
I wish to cancel my open day booking – how can I do this?
Please email email@example.com or call 0121 232 4300 if you would like to cancel your place.
Do I need to let you know if I or one of my guests has a disability?
Please let us know in advance and we will be happy to make further arrangements.
How can I contact the College?
If you have any questions you can contact us on 0121 232 4300.
Alternatively, you can submit any queries online via our enquiry form.
What happens if the government guidelines change?
If government guidelines change and we can no longer offer an on-campus open day, it will revert to being online and no reimbursement will be made regarding transportation costs outlaid.
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