We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of prospective Manchester Met students on to campus for our autumn open days (13th and 20th October and 24th November if you’ve not booked your place yet). To help you prepare for them, we had a chat with some of our Student Ambassadors about their own open day experiences.
“I decided I was in love with Manchester”
Course: BA(Hons) Fashion Art Direction
“ I was nervous about coming to the open day because choosing to move away is daunting, especially when you know that it’s where you’ll be for at least the next 3 years. I was also excited, as it marked the start of something new.
My favourite thing about coming to the open day was being able to talk to staff and students from different courses, helping me to decide between several options that I was considering. There was a lot to see, and I was able to get a feel for lots of different aspects of MMU, such as accommodation, buildings that I would be studying in, staff, and the surrounding area.
After coming to the open day I decided that I was in love with Manchester and knew for sure that I wanted to study at MMU. I felt comfortable here and the atmosphere was much better than anywhere else that I’d visited.
My top tip for anyone coming to an open day would be to try to plan out your day so that you can see as much as possible that is relevant to you, and also make sure to explore areas off campus, to get a proper feel for the city.”
“Ask current students about their university experiences”
Course: I’ve just graduated from BSc (Hons) Mathematics, I’m starting MSc Data Science in September.
From: Greater Manchester
“My favourite thing about being a student ambassador at open days is talking about my student experience and discussing with people about their aspirations. I particularly enjoy talking about the opportunities that have been opened to me since having joined university, such as having like-minded friends and jobs.
My top tip for anyone coming to an open day is to ask current students about their university experiences, you’ll find out there’s much more out there that you have may have not thought about before. If you’re not local, spare some time to see the city. “
“Don’t be afraid to get involved and ask questions if there is something you are confused about.”
Course: I’ve just graduated from BSc (Hons) Geography
“The best thing about coming to the open day was being able to get a feel for the university and see the specific facilities used for the course, as well as meeting the staff and current students on the course. I was able to take a tour of the lab facilities and went to some short taster sessions where I got to ask tutors and students questions. We also visited accommodation, finance support and campus tour information.
When I have worked at open days as a student ambassador I enjoyed being on the subject stands and taking part in the subject talks and tours of facilities. These were the parts of the open day that I enjoyed the most when I first visited, and I know how important being honest, friendly and welcoming is to help applicants make their decisions.
If you’re thinking of coming to an open day, don’t be afraid to get involved and ask questions if there is something you are confused about. Everyone I met at my open day was friendly and helpful and they want you to have a great day.”
“Take a tour of the campus, check out your building”
Course: I’ve just graduated from BSc (Hons) Education Studies/ Psychology
“When I came to the Manchester Met open day I knew then and there that I could see myself studying here. I just had that feeling which I didn’t get anywhere else.
“The best thing about working open days is being able to discuss the course I have studied with perspective new students. Helping them make their decision. My top tip for someone coming to an open day is talk to the tutors, talk to the ambassadors, take a tour of the campus, check out your building. Make the most of your visit.”
“Walk around the city just to see if you can see yourself living here”
Course: BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Management
“At my open day I was met by student ambassadors that escorted me around campus who were extremely friendly and informative and took me around accommodation. I had never been to Manchester before so I was very excited to see what the city and university had to offer and as soon as I started to walk around campus I knew straight away I wanted to go to Manchester Met. I definitely knew this was the University that I could see myself going to as it’s such a vibrant city and the course that I wanted to study at Manchester Met was the perfect match for me, so it made me excited to become a student here.
My top tip for anyone coming to an open day is to definitely visit accommodation as it will help you decide where you will be most comfortable in staying for the next year as this will be your new home. I’d also walk around the city just to see if you can see yourself living here and if its right for you. “