Should I Go To An Open Day?

Open days are the best way of getting the information you need when you’re deciding where to study. It’s important you get to know a place, as you will be sending a few years gaining the skills and knowledge you need for your successful career.

At AECC University College, our ‘drop in’ open days allow you to tailor the day to your needs. For example, you may be a student who has never been to our Parkwood Campus, and maybe you want the full tour and to find out about a few different courses. Or, perhaps you have made your mind up on what type of course you want to study with us, and you want to have another look around or speak to someone about money advice and Bournemouth's lifestyle. Or, maybe you’ve already had an interview/applied and you want to soak up the atmosphere on campus. Whichever it may be, you’re always welcome to come along and experience AECC University College for yourself. 

Meet Current Students

We always have a number of Student Ambassadors on campus during open days, so you can chat with current students and hear directly from them. This first-hand experience will provide you with a great insight into what life is like at AECC University College. You will also get to meet other prospective students just like you, who are making their choices… and who knows, you may even see some them on your course when you enrol in September.

Visit the Students’ Union (ASU)

Our Students’ Union is the hub of student life. They host a range of events and entertainment, and provide a number of clubs and societies for you to join while you’re here. They are the go-to place for our student body, and will offer advice and a place to socialise, relax and kick-back.

Discover More about Your Course

Our course leaders and staff will be available on the day offering talks and answering your questions. You will get the opportunity to learn how the course is structured, what kind of modules you will be studying, teaching styles and assessments, and the benefits of hands-on, practical experience. You will see demonstrations and be exposed to our cutting-edge technology. Our Admissions team will also be present, so test their knowledge and ask plenty of questions about your application no matter where you are in the process.

Student Support and Money Advice

When you head off to university you’ll most likely feel a sense of freedom and responsibility. It’s a fantastic experience, but sometimes it’s not always a smooth ride for everyone. Our Student Services team offer support, guidance and information to help you make the most of your time at AECC University College. Our Head of Student Services will give presentations during the day, so drop by and find out more about academic and personal support, as well as those all-important study skills.

Managing your finances can seem pretty daunting when you first get to university, but advice on how to prepare and how to budget will be provided by our Student Services team. If you have any questions on course funding, then please speak to our helpful Admissions team on the day.

See Our Accommodation

Check out our accommodation, with tours to our student halls taking place throughout the day. Hop on our free coach, taking you direct to the halls, and then a short ride through Bournemouth and the local area so you can see exactly where you will be staying.

Explore our Campus and Facilities

You will have plenty of chances to check out our various state-of-the-art facilities, with demonstrations and activities taking place in many areas of campus. We’ll indicate which areas are most important to you and your chosen course, as well as showing you to our more general facilities such as the library, refectory, gym and sports facilities, and our Students’ Union and bar.

Living My Life

Most importantly, it’s about how you see yourself ‘living my life’ on campus and in Bournemouth. Soak up the atmosphere and get a feeling for the University College. Deciding if this is the place for you can take time, so feel free to come back to another open day and we’ll happily help you take your next steps into higher education and towards your future.

Book onto one of our open days and then get planning your visit. We look forward to welcoming you onto campus soon!