Did you learn anything or take anything away with you that you hadn't expected?
I didn’t expect the campus to be so central and to have everything I needed within such close walking distance. It was nice to know I could get from one place to another in a matter of minutes and that I wouldn’t need to have a car.
What were your highlights from the day?
All the students and staff at the open day were so friendly and helpful, I got loads of advice about jobs, accommodation and the different directions my degree could take me. This really helped to show my Dad that I would be in safe hands and able to look after myself. The food was really good too. Having food and drink available all day was great for me as it was a long day; we walked around a lot, taking in all the information and exploring the campus.
Did you bring any guests? If yes, what did they think of the day?
I brought my Dad with me on the open day. None of my family have been to university before so it was all a new experience. He came around with me, asked questions and checked out the university and city. He loved that it was so close to the sea and how modern the accommodation and facilities were. The university staff spoke to him as well as me, and because of this my Dad felt a lot more at ease about where I was going and that I would be looked after.