Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I check-in?
When you arrive on Campus you do not need to check-in or present us with your ticket. 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 flexible. You can arrive on campus whenever is convenient and also end your day when suits. This allows you to plan a schedule that works best for you.
- Offer Holders' Day, 27 March 2018, 9.30am - 3pm
- June Open Day, 14 June 2018, 9.30am - 3pm
- August Open Day, 28 August 2018, 9.30am - 3pm
- 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 that 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 from the Open Days webpage a few weeks before the event or you can pick up a hard copy of the brochure around campus on the day. You can also download our Open Day App that has a full list of all our events and even 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 (available at the June & August Open Days only) and Dental School tours (available at the August Open Day only). Please see the relevant sections below on Veterinary Medicine and Dental School tours for more information.
The Open Day brochure will be available to download a few weeks before each event and will include detailed information on times, venues, talks and activities.
Q. How can I download the app?
Search 'Discover University of Glasgow' in your app store.
Q. Can I bring my parents/family/friends?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring others with you to Open Day. When registerng 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 stay at the University of Glasgow Halls of Residences whilst visiting for Open Day?
Halls of Residences are available to book at a reduced rate for Open Day guests at June Open Day only. This is due to our students residing in the Halls during all other Open Days so unfortunately there is no capacity for guests.
If you would like to enquire about booking student accommodation at June Open Day then please contact:
Q. Can I visit the University of Glasgow Dental School?
Tours of the University of Glasgow Dental School are only available at the August Open Day. The Dental School is a working hospital and preserving the best possible patient care is a priority. For this reason, unfortunately tours cannot be organised at every Open Day. Please note that University staff from the Dental School will be present at the Main Campus at all Open Days to provide information and answer any questions about studying Dentistry.
More information on Dental School Tours, including times and how to book will be available in due course. Please check the Dental School Tours section for updates.
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 Medicine Campus/Garscube Campus?
Tours of the Veterinary Medicine Campus/Garscube Campus will be available at the June & August Open Days. Registration for these tours will be open closer to the event date. Please note that University staff from the Veterinary Medical 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.
More information on Veterinary Medicine School Tours, including times and how to book will be available in due course. Please check the Veterinary Medicine Tours section for updates.
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 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 which will be available to download closer to each event. A hardcopy will also be available 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Q. I cannot attend Open Day, 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 email@example.com