Why attend a Taster/Offer Holder Day?
It can be nerve-wracking trying to make the decision based on just one Course Open Event, which is why we also hold Higher Education Offer Holder Days and Further Education Taster Days. We run several applicant visit days throughout the year, so keep an eye out for both Higher Education and Further Education days using these links! You can get a real feel for the campus and area if you come to our Course Open Event. We’ll show you around, take you to subject specific departments for you to get a feel for the place you’ll be studying. As soon as I came onto the campus, I knew this was the place I wanted to go to.
So what happens at one of our Applicant Visit Days? You’ll get a taster lecture for the subject you’re interested in (for example, I had an Equine Science lecture) as well as tours of the departments. Some of the people in your taster lecture may be your future course mates so it’s a good chance to get to know people, so you’ll have familiar faces come September. As well as potential course mates, you’ll meet some of the lecturers from your chosen department, so can ask them any questions you may have about the course or any useful things that may come in handy for September.
You’ll also get another tour of the accommodation and facilities on site. Where you’re going to live is massively important for most students & there is no shortage of choices at Reaseheath. The accommodation is one of the reasons we really recommend attending our Course Open Event; you get an in depth tour of all the options of places to live (you physically go into all of the halls and houses and see the rooms for yourself!) There will also be talks off the Student Services team to give you a rundown of what living on site is like, as well as usually you’ll get a rough estimate on the pricing for accommodation for the coming academic year, though these are also on the website. You’ll also get another info pack with more information on the university, your chosen degree and more insight into the student life, such as the socials we run in our on-site student bar and the societies we run.
We have Platt and Chetwood, which are both halls of residence; all rooms are en-suite and you share a kitchen with the people who live on your corridor (8/9 people). The Town Houses are our newest accommodation, which opened this year. There are again 8 people per house, with a shared kitchen, lounge and downstairs bathroom. Upstairs the bedrooms have 3/4 beds, with two bedrooms to one bathroom.
One of the things I found the most helpful at the Offer Holder Day was meeting the current students. Here at University Centre Reaseheath and Reaseheath College, it’s us (the students!) who do your accommodation and campus tours, as well as sitting in on taster lectures to answer questions and give you our insight into what the course is really like from a students point of view. You’ll see most of us in red shirts; we’re student ambassadors and we’re they’re to answer any questions and show you the ropes to get a feel for the campus. There’s no such thing as a silly question, so feel free to ask away as we show you around.
Hopefully I will meet you soon, but in the meantime check out the video below for an insight into the day!
About The Author
I’m Charlotte. I’m 20, have come from Manchester and have just started the first of three years on my course, BSc (Hons) Equine Science. I have been around and owned horses for the majority of my life and am passionate about all things equine so it made sense to continue my passion into a career. I live on-site in Platt Halls, which is in my opinion, easily the best halls (though I may be a bit biased). Settling in was my biggest concern, having never lived away from home before. I needn’t have worried.