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Check out a virtual open day from the comfort of your own home this summer. Source: Valery Hache/AFP

Planning to study abroad in the UK when travel bans are lifted? Before you apply, check out the ongoing virtual open days so you know what to expect.

International students benefit from virtual open days, even before the pandemic hit. This is when they can check out the campus and ask questions during live Q&A sessions with faculty and staff without leaving the comfort of their own home or travelling a great distance.

With so much uncertainty due to the pandemic, it’s even more important to have all the information before deciding which uni to enrol in. Thanks to technology, you can now ask faculty and staff about how your academics and campus life will be affected in more detail during virtual open days.

For example, you’re probably wondering how university classes will change in September 2020.  Will be it entirely online? In-person? Or a blend of both? Attend a virtual open day to find out how universities have adapted to the transition.

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Lockdowns in the UK are easing, but universities are expected to continue with hybrid learning in September. Source: Justin Tallis/AFP

Here are some ongoing virtual open days by universities in the UK:

University of Plymouth

Visit this university through their virtual open days, held until Friday, July 31, 2020. You can check out recorded video presentations, take a virtual tour of the campus, and book live Q&A sessions with faculty members and student ambassadors.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, there will be an open day event specifically for undergraduate students, so make sure to put that on your calendar!

UCFB Wembley

This university is holding virtual open days until Wednesday, July 1, 2020. You’ll learn more about unique degree programmes, iconic campus locations, and important information such as student financing and accommodation for international students.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is holding virtual undergraduate open days and live lectures until Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

These live lectures are bite-sized lectures on topics such as “Zootherapy” and “Artificial Intelligence, atom by atom” so you can get a taste of what it’s like to be a student at this university.

You can also attend live subject talks to find out if it’s the right course for you, and ask questions about following this academic path.

Solent University

Specifically for undergraduates, this university in Southampton, UK is holding virtual open days and clearing virtual visits until Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 covering information from the following schools:

  • School of Art, Design and Fashion
  • School of Business,  Law and Communications
  • School of Media Arts and Technology
    School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences
    Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

You will also gain insights into student financing, accommodation, and more by attending this event.

University of Leicester

On Friday, July 3, 2020, this university is holding an undergraduate virtual open day for those interested in commencing their studies in 2020/21 and 2021/22.

During this open day, you can talk to students and academics as well as watch videos, explore courses and even take a virtual VIP campus tour where you can choose a student tour guide.

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