Your Open Day Essentials
We look forward to seeing you.
We want you to get the most of your Open Day so we've put together these pages to help you do just that. There are a number of opportunities for you on our Open Day. It's your chance to:
- Take in our facilities
- See our campus investment in action
- Meet our brilliant people
- Chat to current students
- Attend subject specific talks
- Visit the Students' Union
- Explore the halls of residence
If you have any other questions or special requirements before your Open Day we're happy to help, just give us a call: 01782 294400.
Plan your day.
Get the most from your day.
We want you to enjoy your open day and see the things you want to see. So whether you want to chat to our academics about the subject that interests you, check out our facilities for sport or science, or look at where you could be living whilst at university, our open day makes everything possible.
If you have any questions about the open day please contact our enquiries team on 01782 294400.
Finding your way.
Use the postcode ST4 2DF for Sat Nav. This will take you to the Leek Road Open Day car parks.
If you're travelling by train you'll need to get off at Stoke-on-Trent railway station and head out of the main doors on platform 1. Cross the road using the pedestrian crossing then turn right, heading past the station car park. The Open Day registration point is only a short walk from here in the Science Centre, accessible via a second pedestrian crossing on Leek Road. Open Day signage will direct you around the campus.
If you need further directions, you can find our student ambassadors at the railway station and on campus. They're easy to spot in branded red uniform!
Centre of Excellence Stafford.
Use the postcode ST18 0YB for Sat Nav. This will take you to the Blackheath Lane Open Day car parks.
If you're travelling by train you'll need to get off at Stafford railway station. There is a free return shuttle bus between Stafford Station and our Stafford Campus on the Open Day. Bus times from Stafford Station: 8.30, 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 14.00.
Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury.
Use the postcode SY3 8XQ for Sat Nav. This will take you to the Mytton Oak Rd, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Please be aware that this is the hospital car park and charges do apply, please see the Hospital Parking signs for more information.
If you're travelling by train you'll need to get off at Shrewsbury railway station. From here you would need to catch the number 1 Arrival Bus, or get a taxi to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Food & Drink.
Where to re-fuel
When you need to refuel just keep an eye out for one of our various catering outlets. The Stoke-on-Trent Campus is home to the newly opened Pavilion Fusion Eatery on the College Road site and to the Brindley Food Court on the Leek Road site. The Students' Union also has shops based on both our College Road and Leek Road sites.
Centre of Excellence Stafford.
Centre of Excellence Stafford is home to the Dudley Restaurant.
Advice from those who know best.
Speak to the people who know you best. Talk to your friends, family and, teachers. But also seek advice from people who've been there and done it themselves, like our Journalism student Emma. Here are her top tips for making your Open Day work for you:
- Plan how you're getting there.
- Ask about the facilities that matter to you.
- Talk to student ambassadors, they know it all.
- Look at what the campus has to offer.
We also suggest you:
- Plan your day so you don't miss the things that are important to you.
- Attend a subject session so you can understand exactly what your course has to offer.
- Check out the accommodation so you know what's available and how much it would cost.
Get to know us a little better
Come to us with an open mind - but do take the time to see what we have to offer you.
This will help you ask the right questions when you're here. Here's a start: