What to expect on an Open Day

So you're wondering: what is an Open Day? This is your chance to explore our campus and accommodation, to ask questions and find out everything you want to know about the University of Leicester. There will be lots of University staff and Student Ambassadors around to help you, along with free tea and coffee throughout the day to keep you going.

Easily spotted in their distinctive red tops, the Ambassadors are current University of Leicester students who will show you around, answer your questions. For many of our Student Ambassadors, the deciding factor was the welcome they received on an Open Day, a gesture they now want to repay.

Open Days run from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Most events lasts 30 minutes, with a 15 minute gap in between. You can easily get from one end of campus to the other in 15 minutes.

Subject talks

Find out about how you’ll be taught, what’s expected of students, and what opportunities you’ll have. You can also ask questions at the end.

Taster lectures

Pretty self-explanatory - this is basically what you will experience as a student. Subjects range from black holes to Jack the Ripper. You don’t have to take notes (unless you want to…).

Campus tour

Take a tour of campus, guided by one of our Student Ambassadors, and take the chance to get an insider’s view.


You can either take a short walk to the accommodation at The City, which is convenient for campus and the city centre, or you can take one of our frequent shuttle buses out to The Village. Shuttle buses run throughout the day, from 10.00am until 2.30pm.

University life talks

These cover things like accommodation, the Career Development Service, student finance and opportunities to study abroad.

Information Fair

Throughout the day there are stalls where University staff can answer your questions. This is a chance to talk one-on-one with someone from your department or to find out about how we support our students.

Tour of sports facilities

As part of the campus tour, you'll be able to look around our sports facilities and chat to our Sport and Active Life staff.

Library tour

Our library is the perfect place to study. Take a self-guided tour and see for yourself where you'll be hitting the books and writing your dissertation.