How to make the most of an open evening: 


8 questions to ask yourself to help you make the most out of open evenings- whether they be for school, college, or university. 


  1. speak to a range of students, ask about what they found challenging, how they are taught and what they enjoy

  2. look at the course content, but dont get too bogged down by details- can you "feel" yourself in the placE?

  3. will you take part in extra curricular activities? If so, what are the facilities like? 

  4. what about the pastoral care; what are the tutors like?

  5. what do they organise beyond the curriculum- study trips, work experience, university visits, enrichment days? 

  6. how do they flag up problems? what safety net do they have for students who are struggling? 

  7. What about careers advice? who will help you with your next steps? is it one to one advice?

  8. and most importantly, are the loos clean?