UCL are taking part in the University of London open days. This is an exhibition of many different universities which are located in London. You will need to pre-register online to book your place.
This ‘open day fair’ will feature exhibition halls, talks and campus tours. Representatives from each university will be available to chat to you and answer any questions that you may have. Talks will last for 30 minutes and may focus on general aspects of university life or may be more specific about certain subjects such as medicine.
A medicine talk will tell you all about the clinical skills that you will learn, work experience that you will take part in and the overall content and layout of the course. Staff may also let you know about your career prospects after completing the course and how the university will help you once you graduate. There will also be talks on applying through UCAS, living in halls of residence and living in the city of London. You may find it useful to attend the London talk as living in London can prove to be very expensive.
Although this open day is not at UCL itself, there will be an opportunity to go on a tour around the UCL campus. These tours will leave every 10-15 minutes and will last for approximately 45 minutes. You will be able to see the overview of the campus but note that you won’t be able to look at individual departments.
UCL will hold open days where you will be able to see all of the facilities that the university has to offer. The next one will not be until the summer of 2014 so you’ll have to wait a while. However, you can virtually tour the university online or go on a self-guided tour on weekdays between 10am and 4pm. You will be able to view the main campus but prospective medical students will not be able to see the teaching facilities for UCL’s MBBS medicine programme. This tour will take less than an hour.