Attending an open day at university can take away your doubts and numerous questions you have about the university, campus, accommodation and course. Attending an open day can be an amazing experience for you. It will give you a perfect idea of where you will attending university, what kind of environment you will be living in and what your life will be in your years at the university. If you are a student attending an open day on your own, you can benefi t from the visit a lot with the help of friendly university staff. Reality check: Attending an open day can be an eyeopening experience.

It can help you fi nalize the university you want to go to. Course requirements: You get a chance to interact with the professors and current students. You can also discuss the demands of the course and options that you will have after this degree. Extra-curricular: You will also be able to see various extra-curricular activities that take place on the campus and where you can also participate.

Graduate employment prospect: It will give you an insight into the graduate employment rate of the university. This will directly give you an idea about your career prospects. More options: Open day will also give you an opportunity to consider other relevant courses, which are not on your top list. If you are not satisfied with one university or the course modules, you can always check out other universities.

Meet potential friends: You will also be able to interact with other prospective students or parents. This will also give you an opportunity to know about the potential friend circle you might have once you decide to join. It is very important that you know what kind of students you will be in contact with. Facilities on and around campus: You will also be able to see the facilities you will enjoy in the university. If you visit the campus, you will be able to check out the library, places to hang out and facilities at the campus. Check the location:

You will also be able to see the location of the university campus and decide on where you would like to apply for an accommodation. A day at university: By attending an open day, it will help you to know what it is to spend a day at the university. It will also give you an experience in your potential future days.

Informal conversation: By visiting a university, you will be able to discuss their future plans on a more informal level. It will also sorta-kinda tell you about your own dedication of towards the course and university. Confidence: You never know, this might be the beginning of your new relation with new potential friends, which is more confi dent, strong and communicative.

You should plan to visit more than one university. Reserve a place on the opening day before you visit the university. However, if you can’t afford to visit the university at the open day, then you should try to arrange the virtual tours and guiding sessions.


A few high schools got a chance to attend Victoria University’s Open Day on campus along Kampala Road to see for themselves and to also learn about their career choices and what the potential courses just might be ideal. An Open Day is more like your regular high school brochure or prospectus except that this has an interpersonal vibe compared to just reading the brochure on paper.

Here, students got to interact with lecturers, students and career counselors about their individual career dreams and what degrees would suit the aspiring students better. Shules such as Lubiri Secondary School, Kololo and East High among others were down for the gig and attended the Open Day in numbers. The students also enjoyed the company
of Urban TV’s MC Casmir, who frequently interviewed them about the day’s vibes. “Dude, it’s interview time, do you wanna miss?” one of the students was heard wrestling through the crowd.

Of course they couldn’t miss the lifetime experience. Clad in their respective school uniforms; the students spoke to subject tutors, met current students and saw other thrilling facilities on campus such as state-of-the-art lecture rooms each equipped with a projector and dust-free boards as well as fancy and comfy student seats. They were taken through the campus bufundas where they can catch a chill and quick snacks or even lunch just around campus. As always, at SWaGG, we let the yap walk and the pictures talk!


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