Normally at this time of year, you would be receiving your undergraduate open day invitations and making plans to visit your choice of university. While physical events aren’t an option at the moment, many universities have opened their doors digitally, aiming to give you everything you need to make your decision.

Through a virtual open day, you’ll usually attend online using a video conference. Here, you’ll be able to learn more about your course, meet lecturers, talk to other students and explore your university campus and facilities. These events are designed to give you an insight into student life and help to bridge the gap between your offers and your decision. We’ve collated a list of university virtual tours, with 2020 dates, details, and links to book your space. So, put a mark in your diary and get ready for your first taste of university life, all from the comfort of your own home.


Birmingham Virtual Open Days 

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Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University will have their academic and support staff available all day on Wednesday 24 June 2020 to answer your questions; you will have access to exclusive videos and talks to get a taste of what it’s like to study at Birmingham City University.

When: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 10:00 – 15:00 (BST)

Book your place here


Aston University

Aston University virtual open days have a packed agenda so you are able to learn more about your course, student life, Birmingham life, and the campus and facilities. Their Open Day will be interactive and will allow you to:

  • Ask questions about your course
  • Talk to current students about Aston life
  • Attend a virtual campus tour
  • Speak to their admissions and finance teams


When: Friday 3 July 2020, 10:00 – 15:00 (BST)

Register here


University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham will have a host of activities planned to help you learn more about what student life is like. You’ll be able to hear from current academics on courses and speak to students about their experience. You’ll also get access to a range of content developed by students along with opportunities to have your questions answered.

When: They have split their virtual Open Day dates by subject, which will all take place between 10:00 – 17:00 (BST)

  • Monday 22 June – College of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Tuesday 23 June – College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Wednesday 24 June – College of Social Sciences
  • Thursday 25 June – College of Arts and Law
  • Friday 26 June – College of Medical and Dental Sciences


Book your open day here



Looking For Student Accommodation in Birmingham?

If you’re registering for a virtual open day in Birmingham, why not book a student accommodation tour with Collegiate in the same week? We’ll send you a link to your personal RSVP page where you can build a personalised programme based on your own interests. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with advice from our current student residents who’ll help you make the most of your virtual open day experience.

Bristol Virtual Open Days 

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University of Bristol

Meet the University of Bristol’s academic staff and learn what makes studying your subject at Bristol unique. Talk to the teams who support the student experience, from admissions and accommodation to study support, sports, and societies. Explore and experience their beautiful campuses with 360 tours and ask their current students questions.

When: Fri 26 June 2020 – 10:00 to 15:00

Book your place here

University of the West of England

UWE Bristol Open Day will take place over one week. You’ll gain access to videos and Q&A sessions with everyone from subject experts to current students. The open days will include:

  • Meeting course leaders and understanding their knowledge & skills
  • Find out about facilities like centres for music and sport
  • Take part in Q&A sessions with current students and teaching staff in your subject area
  • Get practical tips, help, and advice on accommodation, fees and funding, access and applications
  • Join dedicated sessions for international students and get answers on everything from visas to the application process
  • There’ll also be social sessions with current students to get a feel for the student community


When: 06 June – 12 June 2020

Register here

Cardiff Virtual Open Days 

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University’s Virtual Open Day involves introductory talks and subject presentations, exploring the campus, and live chat with students and staff. Here you can learn about student finance and explore opportunities outside of study with Cardiff University Sports and the Student’s Union.

When: Fri 3 July 2020 – 14:00 to 18:00

Register here


Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Cardiff Met Virtual Open Day will give you access to a wide range of courses and subject talks from across the University, as well as the opportunity to live chat with a number of services such as admissions, accommodation, student finance, students’ union, sport, and more.

When: Thu 4 June 2020 – 08:00 to 23:00

There is no need to register, simply visit the web pages on 4 June to access the experience.


University of South Wales

Experience virtually what it’s like to study at USW. Explore the campus and surrounding location, speak to students and lecturers, discuss finances, discover career prospects and much more.

When: Available to book now, book here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Cardiff?

If you’re registering for a virtual open day in Cardiff, why not book a student accommodation tour in the same week? Take a virtual tour of Collegiate Eclipse or The Neighbourhood both situated just 0.8 miles from Cardiff University, 0.6 miles from the University of South Wales, and 2.6 miles from Cardiff Met.


Derby Virtual Open Days 

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Derby University

The University of Derby Virtual Open Day will show you first-class facilities, allow you to discover courses and find out what it’s like to be a student in the city.


When: Saturday 4 July 2020

Book here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Derby?

We now have video viewings available at Roman House. Request a viewing and sit back and relax as we take you on a tour around your new home.


Exeter Virtual Open Days 

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Exeter University

The University of Exeter hosted a number of online open days in May 2020 and are planning to run further open days in September, if you can’t wait til then you can view campus tours through their website.

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 4th September

Book here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Exeter?

Why not take a virtual tour of Collegiate’s The Neighbourhood accommodation, it stands proud on the corner of Mary Arches Street in the heart of Exeter – ensuring you’re within easy reach of the university, railway station and the rest of the city.

Gloucestershire Virtual Open Days 

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University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire open days have been designed to inform and inspire you. With information about what it’s like to be a student and how you can develop your own unique career plan. It will include course talks, and tours of the campuses and facilities. Course tutors will be online to answer any questions, as well as their student ambassadors and support teams.

When: Saturday 27 June 2020

Book here

Liverpool Virtual Open Days 

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Liverpool University

University of Liverpool Open Days is the perfect opportunity to discover what it’s really like to be a student at the University of Liverpool, the original redbrick university.

When: Friday 26th June 2020 – Saturday 27 June 2020 and Thursday 2nd July – Friday 3rd July

Register here


Liverpool John Moores University

Learn all about life at LJMU from the comfort of your own home. Virtual events will take place across a whole week in June. Virtual Open Days will include:

  • Videos and presentations to learn more about your course
  • Ask a question through online chats with staff from a range of departments
  • Learn more about life as a student in Liverpool
  • Get to grips with student finance
  • Explore campuses, accommodation, and world-class facilities


When: Monday 22 – Friday 26 June 2020

Register online here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Liverpool?

Why not book a virtual tour of student accommodation in Liverpool, and find out what Collegiate’s Fontenoy Apartments has to offer. Get in touch and one of our friendly staff will contact you to confirm all the details. Then, just sit back and relax as we take you on a tour of your new home in Liverpool.

London Virtual Open Days 

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University of Westminster

Join the University of Westminster Virtual Open Day, for a chance to speak to their academic staff and to attend subject sessions to learn more about the courses they are offering. Hear first-hand from current students about what it’s like to study at Westminster.

When: 13th June, 11am – 3pm

Register here


London School of Economics and Political Science  (LSE)

LSE has put together Virtual Open Day pages. To give you the opportunity to discover the study opportunities available, explore the campus, find out about student support and student life at LSE, and hear directly from the staff and students from wherever you are in the world. You can also ask any questions through their Live Chat function. See pages here.

When: LSE is hosting a number of course-specific events throughout June & July

See the list of events here


Kings College London

Take part in Kings College undergraduate Virtual Open Week to learn more about life at King’s and explore their courses, campus, and more, all from your own home.

When: 20-25 July 2020

Register here


BPP University Law School

BPP are offering a number of virtual online sessions to provide the opportunity to speak with tutors and existing students about studying at BPP University Law School.

When: BPP is hosting a number of course-specific events throughout June & July.

See the list of events here


London South Bank University

Join London South Bank University on their Open Day to explore the range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses available. Discuss your study options with their academics, talk to current students about their experience of LSBU. You’ll also have the chance to meet their alumni, current students, and lecturers.

When: 20 June 2020, 11:00 – 15:00

Register here


City University

City’s University Virtual Open Day is an opportunity to find out more about their courses, the student experience and City, University of London as a whole. It will be hosted by current students and academic staff. You’ll be able to attend subject sessions and general talks on student life and student support. You can also take part in virtual campus and accommodation tours, all from the comfort of your own home!

When: Saturday 27th June, 10am – 1pm

Book your place here


London Metropolitan University

London Met’s upcoming virtual events will take place across one week. You’ll be able to explore your course at London Met, speak to their student support teams, and even take a look around the Students’ Union. Allowing you to experience London Met without leaving the safety of your home.

When: 3 – 9 July 2020

Book your place here


University of the Arts London (ual)

Open days at London College of Communication are designed to help you find out more about our courses and how we can help you reach your creative potential. This online open day will help you find out more about the Undergraduate courses.


  • Photography & Graphic Design – 22 June 2020
  • Sound and Music & Communications and Media – 23 June 2020
  • Film and television & Branding & Design – 24 June 2020
  • Journalism and Publishing & Interaction Design and Visual Communication – 25 June 2020

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You will have the unique opportunity to speak to admissions staff and academic tutors and also virtually interact with current students and alumni to find out what studying at UCL is really like. There will be live Q&As with Students’ Union societies and much more when you join their Virtual Open Week.

When: Monday, 29 June to Saturday, 4 July 2020

Book your place here


Looking For Student Accommodation in London?

Our London accommodation offers 92 stylish en-suite rooms and studios to suit the needs of North London students. Located just a short walk from Canonbury station (Zone 2). Let us show you around Collegiate Charles Morton Court.

Newcastle University

Newcastle Virtual Open Days 

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Newcastle University

Sit back, relax, and take a life-changing virtual journey with Newcastle University. Explore their beautiful campus and city, find out about their courses and hear from their students and staff.

When: Friday 26 June & Saturday 27 June & Saturday 19 June

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Northumbria University

NU World Virtual Open Days will be offering much more than a 360 tour. You will be able to see the city, explore their campus, and meet the NU community. You’ll be able to experience subject talks, live Q&As, and live chats from the comfort of your own home.

They are hosting a number of Undergraduate Virtual Events throughout the summer in replacement of on-campus June events. You can pre-book your place on your chosen date and you’ll receive an email with all of the information you need. This will include their live event timings so you can book onto live talks and build your own personalised schedule for the day.


  • 17 June – Architecture, Arts, Geography & Humanities
  • 30 June – Business, Design & Psychology
  • 8 July – Built Environment, Maths, Physics & Applied Sciences
  • 15 July – Education, Health, Social Work & Communities
  • 30 July – Computing, Engineering, Social Sciences, Law & Sport


Register here



Looking For Student Accommodation in Newcastle?

Our Newcastle accommodation is packed full of unique features such as outstanding communal areas, cinema, games rooms, VIP bar and stunning social spaces. Let us show you around!

Nottingham Virtual Open Days 

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University of Nottingham 

The University of Nottingham is currently working on its virtual alternative for undergraduate open days. This will allow you to find out more about the University, their courses, campuses, and their staff and students.

When: They currently have two open days planned to go ahead in September. Register interest to find out more and keep informed about progress with virtual open days.

Register your interest here


Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is pulling all the stops to give you a real feel for the NTU experience. They will be hosting a tour of their campuses, helping you get to know your subject in more detail. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat online with their staff and current students.

When: Friday 26 June 2020

Register here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Nottingham?

We are now accepting bookings for tenancies commencing in September 2020 and providing personal video viewings. Meet our friendly accommodation team, who are on hand to advise and support with your accommodation needs. Throughout the video call our student accommodation team will give you a tour of Nova Nottingham and, if accessible, your chosen room type.


Reading University

Reading Virtual Open Days 

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Reading University 

Reading University Open Day will give you the chance to meet other students, chat with academics and even attend sample lectures. Explore their beautiful award-winning campus and join the virtual open day where all 250 undergraduate courses will be represented.

When: Fri 19 June 2020 & Saturday 20th June – 16:00 to 19:00

Register your interest here



Looking For Student Accommodation in Reading?

Request a virtual video viewing of New Century Place student accommodation. Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to our fantastic features.


Dundee Virtual Open Days

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Dundee University 

Dundee University is still hoping to run their standard university open days during August and September. However, Dentistry and Medicine courses will have independent virtual open days hosted online:


  • Thursday 11th June – Dentistry
  • Friday 12th June – Medicine


You can register for the in-person Open Day now and Dundee University will let you know if the date changes, register here. Dentistry Virtual Open Day. Medicine Virtual Open Day.

Book your campus visit here


Abertay University 

Abertay University has created ‘Virtual Applicant Visit Day’ pages for each programme. This is designed to give you a flavour of what it’s like to study at Abertay. Select your course from the drop-down and take a look at videos from lecturers and current students.

View Applicant Visit Day pages here


Looking For Student Accommodation in Dundee?

Take a personalised video viewing of Collegiate’s Marketgait Apartments in Dundee. Take a tour around the studio apartments or cluster bedrooms, the cosy residents lounge and the laundry room plus much more.


Edinburgh University

Edinburgh Virtual Open Days 

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Edinburgh University 

Edinburgh University has scheduled two undergraduate Open Days in September & October and these are still planned to go ahead.


When: Saturday 26 September & Saturday 10 October

Sign up to the mailing list and the university will let you know when Open Day bookings are available – sign up here.


Heriot Watt University


Register now for Heriot Watt’s Undergraduate Virtual Open Day and find out more about studying in Edinburgh. July is a while away, so the university will send you reminders nearer the time along with full details on how to access the online event.


When: Friday 3 July – 10:00 to 15:00

Register here



Looking For Student Accommodation in Edinburgh?

Did you know you can book a video viewing at either of our student accommodation venues in Scotland’s stunning capital?

Glasgow Virtual Open Days 

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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow Open Day will be able to access presentations, online materials, participate in live web chats with staff and students and reach out to their team. They are still in the process of finalising the detailed scheduling of their programmes once you sign up to receive their updates they will send out more information.

When: May-November 2020

Register here



Looking For Student Accommodation in Glasgow?

Why not take a virtual tour of Collegiate’s Claremont House in Glasgow, situated just 0.5 miles from the University of Glasgow.


Virtual open days have been set up nationwide to provide an alternative way to experience student life. Tens of thousands of prospective students will be tuning in across the UK to meet students and lecturers and get a sense of what it’s like to study at university. So, get involved, ask questions to students and staff, mark it in the diary and get excited for this next chapter to unfold.

We offer exceptional student experiences by creating stand-out living environments that reflect your ambition, enhance your wellbeing and support your studies. We are now doing personal virtual accommodation tours, so request a video viewing at your desired location today. All you need to do is just sit back and relax as we take you on a tour of your new home.