Your place at the open day will need to be booked on the Keele University website. You will also have to book to attend a medicine talk. Once you have done this, a programme of talk times and other events throughout the day will be sent to you so that you can plan your time at the university. Signs will direct you to parking spaces on or near the campus or you can use public transport.
Prospective medical students will need to attend the medicine talk at 11.30 at the School of Medicine. There will only be one talk on both days as the UCAS deadline will have already been and gone. You can also experience a tour of the medical facilities that Keele has and speak to staff and current students about the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) course.
An introduction to Keele is a general talk that is recommended for everyone attending the open day. This will show you the benefits of studying at Keele University and hopefully provide you with a better insight into how the university works. Other talks include student finance, the Keele student experience, how to complete your UCAS application and the area of Newcastle and North Staffordshire. Parents can also attend a parent session where they will be given the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have.
You can choose whether to tour the campus with a student guide or on your own. Make sure that you pay a visit to the Students’ Union (known as KeeleSU) where you will spend most of your free time. Some student accommodation will be open for you to look at so remember to factor this into your day.
All of the slides from the talks are available online so you won’t miss out on any important things. These will also be useful for recapping on everything that was said during the open day.
If you receive an offer from Keele, you will be invited to a visit day at the academic school that you will be studying at. You can also arrange an independent visit at any time by booking online. These visits will allow you to look around the university campus and pick up leaflets on any subjects that you are interested in.