What makes a good postgrad open day?

Attending an open day, on campus or online, is the best way to ensure the university is the best fit for you

Open days have long been the traditional way for undergraduates to decide where and what they want to study. Now, more universities are offering open days to prospective postgrads, too. So, how do you get the best out of them?

A good open day will take into account the different needs of postgraduate students. “The most crucial element,” says James Hadfield, postgraduate marketing officer at Nottingham Trent University, “is detailed course content. Prospective students will have a desire to understand how the course is going to enhance their existing knowledge and, therefore, their career.

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