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How to make the most of your Open Day experience

12/03/2021 | 4 MINS

Attending an open day is your best opportunity to see what a university has to offer and speak with real teachers, students and graduates to get your questions answered.

At our 2021 Open Day, you’ll be able to get a vibe for what studying, socialising and even living at UWA will look like – all in one day.

Here’s a helpful guide to make sure you enjoy every minute.


1. Browse courses

Whether you already know what you want to study or are still seeking inspiration, explore what’s on offer so you can come to Open Day and ask about the courses that interest you most.

2. Plan your day

Register for Open Day now to help you decide which tours, talks and sessions to attend. Once you register, you’ll receive an email with a link to start planning your day. Make sure you’re aware of event timings beforehand and check any locations on a map if you’re unsure where to go.

3. Prepare some questions

Here are some suggested questions to get you brainstorming.

  • Are there any special features in your course like internships, study tours or projects with industry?
  • What types of careers have graduates in this degree gone into?
  • What study combinations are possible and how much flexibility is there in this course?
  • What opportunities are there to develop my career and employability skills?
Students and support staff
  • What support services are available?
  • What sports and clubs/societies are there at UWA?
  • What are my accommodation options?
  • Are there any volunteering opportunities?
  • Could I be eligible for a scholarship?

4. Pack your bag

Check this handy list for what to wear or bring on Open Day.

  • Phone – don’t forget to take photos of the grounds and facilities so you can remember all your favourite spots.
  • Notebook and pen/laptop – vital for taking notes!
  • Sunblock, hat and sunglasses – ensure you’re being sun-smart as Open Day is in autumn this year.
  • Water – bring along a water bottle to refill at our water stations.
  • Comfy shoes (and clothes) – we’ve placed Open Day activities close together but you should still come prepared to get your steps up – especially if you’re taking a tour.


1. Arrive early

Open Day runs from 10am to 2pm so you have plenty of time to get all your questions answered, but we still recommend coming along early so you can tick off everything on your list. Once you’re done, chill out in our Beats and Eats Hub or wander around the rest of the campus and imagine yourself here!

2. Fuel your stomach

It can be thirsty work planning your future, so don’t forget to take a break and enjoy some lunch with a bite from one of the food trucks while listening to live music from Conservatorium of Music students and Electronic Music Appreciation Society members.

3. Follow us on socials

If you don’t already, follow us at @universitywa and use the hashtag #UWAOpenDay to share your photos from Open Day with us.

4. Check in using the SafeWA app

Each venue has capacity limits due to COVID-19 requirements, so we encourage you to arrive 15 minutes early to avoid disappointment. You will be required to check in at each venue using the app or a manual register.

5. Ask your questions

Open Day is the place to get clarity on the next steps in your education journey. There’s also more to life than study, so once you’ve asked academics about course content and structure, be sure to chat with students and grads about uni life. Both are important factors for your time at university.


If you have any questions remaining after attending, get in touch with our friendly Future Students team who will be happy to answer all your queries.


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