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Attending a university Open Day

Our next Open Day will be in June 2022, and we look forward to you welcoming you to our campus. Before you visit, it's important to prepare for the Open Day so you can get the most out of your experience. Take a look at our guidance below to help you plan your day.

Your Open Day programme

The below itinerary is just a suggestion on how you could spend your university Open Day. The schedule is flexible and you are free to pick and choose what you'd like to attend. The times listed are an example of what may happen on the day, these are subject to change - please check back closer to June 2022 for a full schedule.

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9am

Check-in at the Student Centre

9.30 - 10.15am

Welcome talk - Student Support Team 

10 - 10.30am

Student life talk

10.30 - 2.30pm

Subject sessions (45 minutes each)

11.30am - 12 noon

Personal statement workshop

11.45am - 12.30pm

Postgraduate talk

12 noon - 12.45pm

Student finance talk - Undergraduate

12 noon - 12.45pm

Welcome talk - Student Support Team 

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Sports Arena tour

1.30pm - 2pm

Personal statement workshop

2.30pm - 3pm

Student life talk

Please note: for the sessions that run twice during the day, you only need to attend one.

Student volunteers holding a 'campus tours' sign

Campus Tours on the day

Tours of our Preston campus and accommodation are taking place throughout the day.

If you'd like to explore the city of Preston, a guided tour sets off from the Student Centre.

Take a self-guided tour of our student accommodation. This includes: Derwent Hall, Ribble Hall, Roeburn Hall and Whitendale Hall.

Check out the facilities at our Sports Arena. The coach departs from Leighton Street (behind the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre).

All tours depart from the Student Centre, excluding the Sports Arena tour that departs from Leighton Street. 

Find your subject session and stand (A - Z)

Each undergraduate subject talk lasts approximately 45 minutes (unless stated). You can drop in at the subject stands at any time during the Open Day to have a one-to-one chat about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Please note, the times and locations listed are an example from previous Open Days and are subject to change - please check back closer to the Open Day in June 2022 for a full schedule.

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Subject Session Location Time(s) Stand
Accounting and Finance Greenbank Building, Third Floor, Room 359 11am or 2pm Harrington Building Social Space 
Acting Media Factory, Ground Floor, Room 007 12.45pm Student Centre
Aerospace Engineering Engineering Innovation Centre, Third Floor, Room 317 11.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Animation Victoria Building, Ground Floor, Room 022 10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre
Applied Community and Social Care Greenbank Building, Third Floor, Room 358 11.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Archaeology and Anthropology Leighton Building, First Floor, Room 110 10.45am or 12.45pm Foster Building
Architecture Harris Building, First Floor, Room 144c 10.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Art and Design(Foundation Entry) Hanover Building Foyer, (Meeting point) 10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre
Asia Pacific Studies
(Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian)
Adelphi Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 1 10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre
Astrophysics  See Physics and Astrophysics    

Biosciences

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Healthcare Science
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
Foster Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 3 10.45am or 12.45pm Foster Building

Bioveterinary Sciences

See Veterinary Medicine    

British Sign Language and Deaf Studies

  • Education and Deaf Studies
Adelphi Building, First Floor, Room 106 10.45am or 11.45am Student Centre

Building Services and Sustainable Engineering 

See Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Business and Management Greenbank Building, First Floor, Room 170 10.30am or 1.30pm Harrington Building 
Social Space
Business and Marketing Greenbank Building, Third Floor, Room 348 10.30am or 1.30pm Harrington Building 
Social Space
Chemistry Maudland Building, Ground Floor, Room 041 12.45pm Foster Building
Children, Schools and Families Harrington Building, First Floor, Room 135 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Building Services
  • Sustainable Engineering
Computing and Technology Building, First Floor, Room 101 12.45pm Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Computing
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Software Engineering
Computing and Technology Building, Ground Floor, Room 033 11.45am or 1.45pm Foster Building
Social Space
Construction and Surveying
  • Building Surveying
  • Construction Project Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Quantity Surveying
Harris Building Second Floor, Room 234 12.45pm Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions Harrington Building Second Floor, Room 250 11.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Creative Advertising  See Design    
Creative Writing  See English Literature and Creative Writing    
Criminology
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminology and Sociology
Foster Building Lecture Theatre 2 12.45pm Foster Building

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Subject Session Location Time(s) Stand 
Dance
(Please wear comfortable clothing)
Media Factory, Second Floor, Room 220 10.45am: Practical workshop

12.45pm: Course talk
Student Centre
Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Clinical Dental Technology
  • Dental Therapy
Allen Building, Ground Floor, Room 004 10.45am or 11.45am Harrington Building
Social Space
Design
  • Creative Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
Victoria Building Foyer(Meeting point)  10.45am or 12.45pm  Student Centre
Education
  • Deaf Studies and Education
  • Education Studies
  • Education and History
  • Education and Psychology
  • Education and Sociology
Media Factory, Third Floor, Room 323  10.45am  Student Centre

Energy 

See Mechanical and Energy Engineering    

Electrical and Robotic Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Robotic Engineering
Engineering Innovation Centre, Third Floor, Room 312  10.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
English Language
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Language and a Modern Language
  • English Language and TESOL
 Adelphi Building, Lecture Theatre 2  10.45am  Student Centre
English Literature and Creative Writing
  • English Literature
  • English Literature and History
  • English Literature and a Modern Language
  • Creative Writing
Adelphi Building, Lecture Theatre 2  12.45pm  Student Centre 
Enterprise Management Greenbank Building First Floor, Room 170 12 noon Harrington Building 
Social Space
Event Management   See Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management    

Fashion and Textiles

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Textile Design
Victoria Building Foyer (Meeting point)  10.45am or 1.45pm  Student Centre
Filmmaking See Media and Television    
Fine Art Hanover Building Foyer, (Meeting point)  10.45am or 12.45pm  Student Centre
Fire and Leadership Studies Harris Building, Ground Floor, Room 015b 10.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Fire Safety, Oil and Gas
  • Fire Engineering
  • Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • Oil and Gas Safety Engineering
Harris Building, Second Floor, Room 236 11.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation
Foster Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 4 10.45am or 12.45pm Foster Building
Games Design Victoria Building, Ground Floor, Room 019 10.45am or 12.45pm  Student Centre
Health and Social Care Harrington Building, First Floor, Room 108 10.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Healthcare Science  See Biosciences    
History Adelphi Building, Lecture Theatre 3 10.45am or 12.45pm  Student Centre
Human Resource Management Greenbank Building Second Floor, Room 276 1pm Harrington Building Social Space 

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Subject Session Location Time(s) Stand
International Business Greenbank Building, Second Floor, Room 204 1pm Harrington Building
International Hospitality, International Tourism Management See Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management    
Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
Greenbank Building, Ground Floor, Room 079 10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre
Law
  • Law (LLB)
  • Senior Status, LLB
  • LLB Law with Business / Criminology /International Studies
Foster Building, Lecture Theatre 2 10.45am Foster Building
Manufacturing  See Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Mathematics Leighton Building, First Floor, Room 111 11.45am Foster Building
Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Building Services and Sustainable Engineering
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Mechanical
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Top-up) Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines
  • Motorsport
Foster Building, Ground Floor, Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema 10.45am Engineering Innovation Centre, Ground Floor
Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines  See Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Media and Television
  • Filmmaking Media and Television Production
  • Screenwriting with Film Television and Radio
Media Factory, Second Floor, Room 210 10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre
Media Management Greenbank Building
Third Floor,
Room 348
12 noon Harrington Building Social Space
Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio

Media Factory, 
Third Floor, 
Room 320

10.45am or 2pm Student Centre
Medicine
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Survey (MBBS)

Brook Building, Fourth Floor,
Room 438
10.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Microbiology  See Biosciences    
Midwifery Greenbank Building, First Floor, Room 177 10.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Modern Languages Adelphi Building, Lecture Theatre 4 11.45am Student Centre
Motorsport  See Mechanical and Energy Engineering    
Music Production and Performance Media Factory, Second Floor, Room 216 10.45am or 1.00pm Student Centre
Music Theatre Media Factory,
Third Floor, 
Room 317
10.45am Student Centre
Neuroscience Darwin Building, Second Floor, Room 247 11.45am Foster Building
Nursing
  • Adult, Children and Young People
  • Learning Disabilities Mental Health
Harrington Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 10.45am or 11.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Nutrition and Exercise Science See Sport and Exercise Science    
Occupational Therapy Brook Building, Ground Floor, Room 008 11.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Operating Department Practice Greenbank Building, First Floor, Room 111 10.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Ophthalmic Dispensing Harrington Building, Third Floor, Room 342b 11.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Outdoor Adventure Leadership Greenbank Building, Second Floor, Room 204 10.45am Foster Building

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Subject Session Subject Session Time(s) Stand
Paramedic Science Greenbank Building,
Ground Floor,
Lecture Theatre
 10.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Pharmacology  See Biosciences    
Pharmacy (MPharm) Foster Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 3  11.45am Foster Building
Philosophy Adelphi Building, Lecture Theatre 4  10.45am or 12.45pm Student Centre (Humanities)
Photography Victoria Building Foyer (Meeting point)  11.45am or 1pm Student Centre
Physician Associate Studies Harrington Building, First Floor, Room 113  11.45am Harrington Building Social Space
Physics and Astrophysics Leighton Building, Third Floor, Room 303  10.45am  Foster Building
Physiology and Pharmacology  See Biosciences    
Physiotherapy Brook Building, First Floor, Room 137 10.45am or 12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Policing
  • Policing and Criminal Investigation
  • Professional Policing
Foster Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 2  11.45am Foster Building
Politics Adelphi Building 128 12.45pm Student Centre (Humanities)

Psychology

  • Child Development
  • Clinical
  • Forensic
  • Neuro
  • Psychology and Criminology
  • Psychology with Psychotherapy and Counselling
Darwin Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre 10.45am or 1.45pm  Foster Building

Public Services

Harris Building, Second Floor, Room 219 10.45am  Foster Building

Religion, Culture and Society

Adelphi Building,
Lecture Theatre 5
11.45am Student Centre (Humanities)

Screenwriting with Film, Television and Radio

Media Factory, 
Third Floor, 
Room 320
10.45am or 2pm Student Centre

Sexual Health

Harrington Building, Third Floor, Room 337 11.45am Harrington Building Social Space

Social Work

Harrington Building, First Floor, Room 135 10.45am or 11.45am Harrington Building Social Space

Sociology

Harris Building, Second Floor, Room 219 10.45am Foster Building

Sport and Exercise Science

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutrition
    Exercise Science
Darwin Building, Second Floor, Room 254 10.45am or 12.45pm Foster Building

Sport and Physical Education

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutrition and Exercise Science 
Greenbank Building Third Floor, Room 348a 12.45pm Foster Building

Sports Business Management and Football Studies

Greenbank Building First Floor Room 170 11.45am Foster Building

Sports Coaching

  • Performance and Development
Greenbank Building Second Floor
Room 274
10.45am Foster Building

Sports Therapy

Brook Building
Ground Floor
Room 019
12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space

Strength and Conditioning 

See Sport and Exercise Science    

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a Modern Language

Adelphi Building
Lecture Theatre 5

10.45am or 12.45pm
(2 hours)
Student Centre

Textile Design 

See Fashion and Textiles

   

Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

Greenbank Building,
Third Floor, Room 357

11am or 2pm Harrington Building Social Space

Theatre and Performance

Media Factory Ground Floor
Room 002
11.45am or 2pm Student Centre

Veterinary Medicine

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS),
  • Bioveterinary Sciences

Greenbank Building
Third Floor,
Room 347

12.45pm Harrington Building Social Space
Student inside student centre

Subject and student support stands

Drop in and meet our expert tutors and current students. Have one-to-one chats and ask questions about undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, and the student experience.

Student Support talks

Our student support talks include advice you'll need during the application process. Learn how to write your personal statement and how to submit a university application.

Please note, the times and locations listed are an example from previous Open Days and are subject to change - please check back closer to the Open Day in June 2022 for a full schedule.

  • 9.30am - 10.15am, Harrington Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre
  • 12 noon - 12.45pm, Darwin Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre

We’re here to help you get the most out of student life. Discover our fantastic range of advice and support services, including our £60 million Student Centre. We’ll make sure that nothing gets in the way of your success. 

  • 10am – 10.30am, Foster Building, Ground Floor, Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre
  • 2.30pm – 3pm, Greenbank Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre

    Want to know what student life in Preston is like? Find out first-hand from our current students. Our students will be on hand to answer all your questions and share their top tips. 
  • 11.30am - 12pm, Greenbank Building, Ground Floor, Lecture Theatre
  • 1.30pm – 2pm, Foster Building, Ground Floor, Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema

    Discover how to write a personal statement that will make your university application stand out. 
  • 12 noon, Greenbank Lecture Theatre

Find out everything you need to know about funding your studies. Learn how to apply for a student loan and understand the day-to-day costs of student life. You'll also have the opportunity to find out about other financial support available. We'll be happy to answer all your questions. 

  • 11.45am – 12.30pm, Foster Building, Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema

Discover how a postgraduate qualification can enhance your career. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, from funding your studies to applying for our postgraduate research degrees. 

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Welcome to your Students' Union

University life isn’t only about your studies. The Students' Union is here to make life better for students. Get involved in all sorts of activities, opportunities and social events, as well as student representation. With over 100 sports clubs and societies to join, there's something for everyone. Visit the Student Centre any time during our Open Day to learn more about the vast opportunities on offer.

Staff at the coffee cube

Refreshments

Take a break from exploring our campus and help yourself to free hot and cold drinks throughout the day. These are some of the locations that have served refreshments during the Open Day:

  • Café 1828 - Student Centre
  • Coffee Square - Foster Building
  • Harrington Kitchen - Harrington Building
  • Students' Union Café - Students' Union Building

If you fancy a bite to eat, you'll be able to buy a range of tasty food at the outlets above (card payments only).

Keeping you safe

We are asking all our guests to take a lateral flow home Covid test before attending our Open Day. You can either take the test the evening before or on the morning of the event. You should only attend if the test is negative. Please don’t attend if you or your fellow guests are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19. We also recommend that you and your guests wear a face covering whilst inside buildings. All staff working at the event will be wearing masks unless exempt.