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 not 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.

  • 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 allows you to create your own personalised schedule for each day. Each schedule will be available on the app closer to the date of the event.

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 and Medical School 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 a few weeks before each event and will include 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 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: 

Telephone: 0141 330 4743
Email: vacationaccom@gla.ac.uk
http://book.accom.gla.ac.uk

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

Tours of the University of Glasgow Dental School are only available at certain Open Days (dates TBC). 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 School/Garscube Campus?

Tours of the Veterinary School/Garscube Campus will be available at the August Open Day. 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/Queen Elizabeth University Hospital?

Tours of the Queen Elizabeth Univesity Hospital (QEUH) will be available at certain Open Days (dates TBC). Please note the Medical School will still be very well represented on campus with an excellent programme available including talks and stands allowing you to chat with academics from Medicine.

More information on Medical School Tours, 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 which will be available to download from the website a few weeks prior 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 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 Day's, 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