Plan your Burnley Open Day

Open days

Our next Burnley Open Day is in 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to our Burnley Campus.

You should prepare for your Open Day before you visit so you can get the most out of your experience. We've put together some information below to help you plan your day.

The information below was for our 2023 Open Day, please check back for an updated version closer to the Burnley Open Day in 2024.

Key steps to get the most out of your Burnley Open Day

  1. Our compact Burnley Campus is easily accessible by car or public transport. Visit our getting to Burnley Campus page for directions and travel advice to help you find us.

    If you're travelling by car, you can park in our University car park. Alternatively, Burnley town centre has a number of car parks you can use on a pay and display basis.

  2. If you’re travelling by car, you can park for free on our University car parks listed below:

    • Victoria Mill (BB11 1RA)
    • Sandygate Mill (BB11 1RN)

    Alternatively, Burnley town centre has a number of car parks you can use on a pay and display basis.

    On arrival please head to Victoria Mill to check-in and pick up your Open Day campus map.

  3. We've highlighted key buildings on our Open Day campus map to help you get around.

    If you're unsure of where to go, our dedicated staff and student ambassadors will be available to guide you.

  4. Our check-in point is in Victoria Mill and opens at 9.45am, but you can check-in throughout the day.. Have your QR code ready to scan and don’t forget to bring your Open Day programme

    Help yourself to free hot and cold drinks at our Victoria Mill café throughout the day. There will also be complimentary dirty fries and ice creams available.

  5. Whether you already know what you want to study or are still uncertain, there are many opportunities to explore and gather all the information you need.

    Subject talks and tours

    Our subject talks will give you everything you need to know about your course. Each session lasts about 30 minutes, and you can attend as many as you like.

    Some subjects offer a tour of the facilities you’ll use on the course, a tour of the department or a tour of student work.

    Subject stands

    Don’t worry if you miss a subject talk, you can head to our subject stands between 10.00am - 2.00pm.

    Drop-in and meet our expert tutors and current students. It's a great opportunity to have a one-to-one chat and ask any questions about your course and the overall student experience.

    You'll be able to talk to academic tutors on the courses you're interested in. You can have discussions about the course and find out whether it's right for you.

  6. Our current students can’t wait to show you around. We also have talks throughout the day on a range of topics from our Student Support Teams. 

    Campus tours

    Our Campus Tours take place throughout the day, departing downstairs in Victoria Mill (the last tour is at 1.30pm and takes approx. 30 minutes).

    Personal statement help

    Applying to start a new course can feel daunting but we are here to help. If you want help with your personal statement, you can talk to one of our personal statement experts at our stand at any time.

    CV writing and interview skills

    There are CV writing and interview skills workshops throughout the day, hosted by Training 2000. Get useful advice and tips on how to write a CV that will help get you noticed and how you can impress in interviews.

  7. Our Student Support services can help you get the most out of university life. Meet our friendly teams in Victoria Mill, available 10.00am - 2.00pm. They’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

    The Students' Union will be available to chat to you in Sandygate Mill from 10.00am - 2.00pm. You can find out how to get involved in societies, clubs and volunteering.

    Chat to our friendly students. They're easy to spot as they'll be wearing red. They'll be happy to answer any questions you have about life at University.

  8. Degree Apprenticeships

    Our Degree Apprenticeship courses have been developed with leading businesses across the North West and using government standards, so you’ll be able to gain in-demand skills and advance your career.

    Come and talk to our Degree Apprenticeship Team in the Victoria Mill Social Space between10.00am and 2.00pm. Find out more about our courses and the opportunities available.

    Training 2000

    Training 2000 have an excellent reputation for delivering apprenticeship preparation programmes and apprenticeships and have opportunities available across the North West in a range of sectors.

    The Training 2000 team can be found in Victoria Mill:

    • Victoria Mill Atrium
    • Victoria Mill, VM003
    • Victoria Mill, VM009 (Engineering)
  9. If you're looking to take the next step in your academic career, you can find out more about our postgraduate courses at the subject stands in Victoria Mill. 

    Our range of subjects and study modes and support your goals. We have postgraduate courses available in business, computing, health, nursing and psychology.

  10. Our recently built hall of residence in Burnley offers great value for money and is located in the heart of the town centre. Sandygate Hall is owned by Burnley Borough Council, with the University providing the day-to-day services.

    Sandygate has 136 en-suite bedrooms, within 29 flats. Most flats have 4 or 5 bedrooms.

    All bedrooms are modern and of a good size, featuring a small double bed, notice boards, study desk and chair, chest of drawers, wardrobe and a waste bin. Each en-suite has a personal shower, wash basin and toilet.

    Each flat has a communal kitchen, which is well-equipped with a dining table and chairs, cooker, fridges, freezers, microwave, kettle, toaster, and plenty of cupboard space.

    There is a student hub social area, which features flexible working space and comfortable seating and a flat screen TV.

    Accommodation tours

    Starting at 10.00am, guided tours of Sandygate Hall take place every 30 minutes leaving from the main entrance of the building. The last tour begins at 1.30pm

Student living costs

Considering university and concerned about finances? We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

Visit our cost of living support hub

Why choose Burnley?

Burnley is a vibrant, bustling, and multicultural town in East Lancashire. It's home to a growing community of students, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.

A place full of history

Burnley was once known as one of Lancashire’s most prominent mill towns and has been awarded the most enterprising area in the UK in the past.

Levelling up

Burnley's levelling up bid will see upgrades to Manchester Road station, improving town centre connections. Newtown Mill is also being redeveloped for UCLan.

Burnley Football Club

If you're into football, you can enjoy Premier League games at the historic Turf Moor, one of the oldest football stadiums in the world.

Gym membership

If you study at our Burnley Campus you can join the gym with Burnley Leisure. You can work out in the gym or chill out in the sauna in your down time.

Any questions?

Students using social and study spaces in the student centre

We're excited to see you

If you've got questions before or after attending our Open Day, we have an Open Day frequently asked questions page. Alternatively, please free to get in touch with our friendly team.

Useful links

  • Accommodation

    There’s something special about living in university accommodation, especially if it’s your first time away from home. With a wide range of accommodation options, we'll help you find the right place for you.

  • Student support

    We pride ourselves on our excellent student support services, we offer expert advice and support with health and wellbeing, inclusive support, financial advice and much more.

  • Life in Burnley

    Explore everything Burnley has to offer. Situated in the heart of Pennine Lancashire our thriving student town has something for everyone.