You must book for this open day as it can be extremely busy. Make sure you bring a confirmation email with you so that you can register and receive a copy of the open day guide. However, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to book to attend any of the talks or tours. There is no parking on campus so you will either have to park in the city centre or use public transport.
Due to its obvious popularity, the medicine talk is only for prospective students. However, Leeds has given your parents something to do with the introduction of a Medicine Parents Session which will take place at the same time as your talk. The talk and drop-in sessions will give you crucial access to course details and admissions guidance from the staff members who will decide whether you get that place. The University of Leeds’ 5 year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) degree receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications annually. Only 500 applicants will be asked to an interview to fight for 218 places so you could do with any help that you can get. This help will include advice on the aptitude test that you will have to sit. You can choose which one but the most popular are the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and the Biomedical Aptitude Test (BMAT).
General talks will range from living in Leeds to UCAS top tips. Afternoon sessions tend to be busier so go for the morning ones if you can handle getting up early. The information fair is great for picking up information on courses and student services such as accommodation, finance and careers.
The great thing about open days at the University of Leeds is their variety of student-led tours. You will be able to see The Edge Sports Centre as well as the Student’s Union and other facilities. Your student guides will give you the real experience of Leeds that you all want to hear about. Unfortunately, campus tours don’t run on open days but you can attend one on any Wednesday of the year.
A selection of 4 residences will be open for you to view. Charles Morris Hall and Lyddon Hall are catered while Henry Price and Central Village are self-catered. It may be worthwhile checking these out online before the open day so you can decide which ones you want to look at. It will take around 30 minutes to look around each one.
A campus tour or independent visit can be arranged using their website.