Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I check-in?

When you arrive on campus you do not need to check-in so there is no need to print off any tickets. Just turn up and start having fun! 

Q. Do I need to arrive at a set time?

Open Day timings can be found below however Open Days are very flexible. You can arrive on campus whenever is convenient and also end your day when it suits. This allows you to plan a schedule that works best for you.

  • October Open Day, 20 October 2018: 10am - 3pm

Q. How will I know what is happening on the day?

A brochure is produced for every Open Day which gives you all the information you need to know including times and venues for all the activities planned for that day. The brochure will be available to download closer to the date of each event and you can also pick up a hard copy around campus on the day. Alternatively, download our Open Day App! It allows you to create your own personalised schedule for the day. 

Q. Do I need to book in advance for the talks and tours I would like to attend?

You do not need to book in advance for Open Day talks. Please just go to the talk venue on the day in good time to secure your seat.

For most tours you do not need to book in advance with the exception of Veterinary School tours, Dental School tours Medical School tours and Library tours. Please see the relevant sections on Veterinary School, Dental School and Medical School tours for more information.

The Open Day brochure will be available to download closer to the date of each event and includes detailed information on times, venues, talks and activities.

Q. How can I download the app?

Download from the App Store

Download from Google Play

OR

Search 'University of Glasgow Welcome'

Q. Can I bring my parents/family/friends?

Yes, you are very welcome to bring others with you to Open Day. When registering your place, all you have to do is select the correct number of individuals that will be attending. Alternatively your guests can make their own registrations.

Q. How do I get to the University?

Check out the Getting Here page for information on travel advice.

Q. I'm making an overnight trip to Glasgow, where is the best place to stay?

Visit Scotland offer some suggestions for hotels situated in the West End close to the University. Please type Glasgow West End into the location search box. 

Alternatively, the city centre offers a larger variety of hotels. A full list of Glasgow hotels are available at People Make Glasgow. For information on travelling between the City Centre and West End check out our Getting Here page.

Q. Can I visit the University of Glasgow Dental School?

Tours of the University of Glasgow Dental School will be available at certain Open Days in 2019.

University staff from the Dental School will be present on the Main Campus at all Open Days to provide information and answer any questions about studying Dentistry.

Please visot the Dental Tours section for registration and up to date information.

Please note applicants who are successful in receiving an interview to study Dentistry at the University of Glasgow will be offered a tour of the Dental School as part of this process.

Q. Can I visit the University of Glasgow Veterinary School/Garscube Campus?

Tours of the Veterinary School/Garscube Campus will be available at certain Open Days in 2019.

Please note that University staff from the Veterinary School will be present at the Main Campus at all Open Days to provide information and answer any questions about studying Vet Medicine and Vet Biosciences.

Please check the Veterinary Tours section for registration and up to date information.

Please note applicants who are successful in receiving an interview to study Vet Medicine at the University of Glasgow will be offered a tour as part of the process.

Q. Can I visit the University of Glasgow Medical School?

Tours of the Teaching & Learning Centre at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital will be available at the October Open Day (TBC). Medicine also has an extensive programme available on campus including talks, demonstrations and stands allowing you to chat with staff and students from Medicine.

More information about the Medical School programme, including times and how to book is available in the Medical Tours section.

Q. Can I visit the Student Halls of Residences for a tour?

Yes. Accommodation tours are available and transport is provided to and from the halls. Tours depart regularly throughout the day to Queen Margaret Residences and Murano Street Residences and at set times of the day for the Wolfson Hall Residences. Please see the  Open Day brochure for details on timings and departure points. It will be available to download closer to the date of the event or a hardcopy can be picked up on the day of each event. 

To find out more about the University Accommodation please visit Accommodation Services. 

Q. I am a teacher and would like to bring a group of students to Open Day. How should I register?

Please email us at opendays@glasgow.ac.uk with your name, school, contact number, email address and approximate number of students attending and we will contact you.

Q. I booked a ticket for Open Day but can no longer attend. What should I do?

To cancel your ticket(s) log in to EventBrite and follow these instructions. We will receive a notification from EventBrite informing us of this change so there is no need to email us to let us know.

Q. I cannot attend any of the Open Days, can I visit another day?

We offer a variety of other opportunities to visit the university however we believe that Open Days are the best way for prospective students to experience the campus, obtain information and ask any questions. Check out our Alternative Ways to Visit page for details.

Q. I have other questions. How can I get in touch?

If you have any questions not listed above, contact us at opendays@glasgow.ac.uk