28 September 2017
Choosing a university can be very hard and there are a lot of things to think about when deciding where you want to study. I’ve put together a few things that may make your Open Day visit a little easier.
As well as choosing the right course for you, you must also make sure that the uni offers everything you need to make your experience the best it can be!
Always have a look around the university accommodation. It’s very important that you like the accommodation as you’ll spend a lot of time in the flats socialising, working or sleeping. At ARU, there are many accommodation options so hopefully there’ll be a flat for you! If you can, make sure to visit as many options as possible to see which one you like best, and where on the site you want to live.
Going to university is about studying a course you are interested in, and choosing a subject you love is crucial in succeeding in your degree. Within the Faculty of Medical Science there are many courses to choose from, and lots of different places on campus to visit depending on which course you choose.
Our main teaching areas are in Sawyers building on the Chelmsford campus, so try and visit as much of the building as possible so you get a good idea of the kind of teaching space we have on offer. If you are thinking of studying a course which has lab-based modules, such as Medical Science, Applied Nutritional Science or Pharmaceutical Science, make sure to check out our new Superlab Complex, which has fantastic facilities to help aid us in these courses. A lot of our lectures are held in classrooms rather than larger lecture rooms, mainly because of the smaller intake of students. This is fantastic when it comes to lectures, as we're able to ask questions more frequently and the staff really get to know you as a student. Have a look around to see the size and layout of them, as the majority of your lectures will be held in one of these rooms.
Uni is not just about studying and staying in your flat, so make sure to check out the other activities and clubs that we run here. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and to have a look around the facilities we have. We have a fantastic library on offer – with a study zone on the ground floor and another three floors with thousands of books – as well as a computer suite and other study zones, so you can either work in silence or with friends on the lower floor. Don’t forget to visit that, too!
There’s lots on offer here at the uni, so make sure you visit as much as possible to get the most out of the Open Day!