Your place at the open day and at the talk for medicine will need to be confirmed by booking on the university website. There is no parking on campus so you will have to park in the city centre or use public transport.
The subject sessions for medicine will last for an hour and will discuss the MB BS course as well as applying for it. Newcastle University will also hold a medical subject fair on the open day which will provide you with the opportunity to speak to academic staff and students and get some information leaflets that you can take home.
30 minute general information sessions will run throughout the day and will cover everything from living away from home to studying abroad as part of your degree. Parents can attend a special information talk if they wish to have any specific questions answered. If you want to go on a student-led campus tour, you must pick up a ticket from the Student Tours Marquee in front of the Students’ Union building. These 45 minute tours will ensure that you see Newcastle University from a student’s point of view. Make sure you take a look around the recently refurbished Students’ Union as well.
You can also go on a tour of the student accommodation that the university provides. 5 sites will be open on the day and these will be a mixture of catered and self-catered residences. All will be within walking distance of the campus but buses will also be running to some.
If you apply to Newcastle, you will be invited to a post-application open day which will be organised by the Regional Medical School. These are usually held between November and March and will give you the chance to see the medical teaching facilities such as the huge library and the Clinical Skills and Anatomy Laboratory.
Campus tours will also be available to attend on dates from May to November. If you still can’t manage to get to one of these, you can visit the university in your own time and print off the campus tour guide so that you know where you are going.