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Open Days

Upcoming virtual open days in 2020

Saturday 5 December 2020
10:00 – 14:00
Saturday 9 January 2021
10:00 – 14:00

Further university open day dates for your diary

Booking will be available soon for the following open days:

  • Saturday 13 February 2021 – details to be announced.

Coronavirus situation update

At the University of Northampton, the safety of our guests is a top priority. As a result, we have cancelled certain events and, where possible, moved others online to allow guests to participate virtually. We are closely following government guidelines and will review the situation again in January.

In the meantime, please visit our situations update page for further guidance and announcements.

Can’t make it to our open days? Join our virtual events or book a campus tour.

In the upcoming weeks we will be hosting some virtual events and online chats. You will be able to gain an insight into life at the University of Northampton and get all your questions answered whilst staying at home. Please check our event listings for more information.

In light of recent Government advice, we will be postponing our socially distanced campus tours until further notice. Please keep an eye on our Campus Tour page for updates.

If you have any questions you can email or you can talk to us directly on 01604 892 568.

Accessible events

We endeavor to make all our events completely accessible. However, if you have any specific needs or require additional facilities, please contact us on 01604 892568 or

Open Day Presentations

All information you need to discover what you will be studying on your programme.

What happens at university open days?

Attending a university open day gives you the opportunity to:

  • Get subject information delivered by our academic staff, to give you a real taste of the courses we offer.
  • Quiz our current students on every aspect of student life.
  • Take a tour of Campus.
  • Get a feel for our halls of residences
  • Speak to advisors and find out about bursaries, scholarships, accommodation and student support.
  • Ask your questions about postgraduate options.
  • Chat to the Students’ Union and meet representatives from our clubs and societies.

Open day FAQs

  • Open days give you the opportunity to find out more about a university and see everything it has to offer. The events are free and include information on the courses available and give a chance to explore the campus (be that virtually or via a campus tour. This first-hand experience is invaluable in helping you decide where and what course you would like to study.

  • Open day places must be booked in advance, so make sure you secure yours as soon as possible. This is especially important for any on campus events or tours as capacities will be controlled in order to comply with social distancing. If you can’t make it to a certain open day, there may be other events available and our campus tours run throughout the year. Check out our campus tours page for more information.

  • When making such an important decision, it can be very helpful to have a second opinion from someone you trust. For our virtual open days you can share links with friends and family or ask them to register with us directly. If you are attending an on campus event, make sure you check  how many guests you can bring with you before you travel as social distancing measures may limit capacity.

  • When it comes to what to wear to a uni open day, there are no set rules but during our on campus open days, as you will be touring the campus, comfortable footwear is recommended. Bear in mind that you may also be meeting your future tutors, so it’s a good idea to avoid wearing anything inappropriate.

Can't make it to an Open Day?

You can still visit the University through our Virtual Open Day or you can book one of our weekly Campus Tours, contact the Events Team to arrange a bespoke visit or simply try our 360° Virtual Tour.

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