Below are the answers to some of the most common questions about Open Days. 

Do I have to register to attend an Open Day?

It is highly recommended that you register in advance, although you can just turn up on the day. Registering to attend the Open Day means you’ll be able to reserve your place on subject specific talks, tours and activities that run throughout the day.

Will I receive confirmation of my booking?

Yes, an email will be sent to you once you register to attend the Open Day. The email contains links to lots of useful information that will help you to make the most of the day. It also contains a QR code that allows for speedy check-in, so bring the email with you either on your phone or a print out and we'll scan it at the check-in desk.

I have special requirements/disabilities; how can you assist me?

Should you have any special requirements/disabilities that need to be taken into account on the day please contact the Schools and Colleges Liaison team direct on 01484 472282 or e-mail before the Open Day so that we can make the necessary arrangements to make your day as enjoyable as possible.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend that you arrive before midday so that you have time to visit all the activities that you are interested in on the day eg. subject talks and demonstrations, campus and accommodation tours and have a good explore around the University campus.

Can we see student accommodation?

Student halls visits will be available throughout the day - no booking is required. Once you are on campus you will find the DIGS help desk, where you can find information about the accommodation tours. A bus service will take you to and from the halls, so there's no need to worry about transport.

Please note that the University does not own its student accommodation. DIGS Student is the University-approved accommodation provider.

Alternatively, Huddersfield and its surrounding areas offer some great privately-owned accommodation so you have plenty of options to find a place that's right for you. To find out more about alternative accommodation please call +44 (0)1484 473446 or visit HudLets - the lettings agency run by the Students’ Union.

What do I need to bring with me on the day?

Simply bring your registration confirmation email with you either on your phone or as a print out. It contains a QR code so you'll be able to check-in quickly.

Do I need to check-in on the day?

Yes. The check-in area will be in the Oastler Building along with the Information Fair. Here you can collect the Open Day programme 16 September 2017, which includes details of campus tour times and talks. You can also enjoy some free refreshments before you head out onto campus.

How many visitors can I bring?

We have no limit on the number of visitors attending with you. Children can accompany parents, however, we ask that if you are attending a presentation and they get restless that you wait outside the room so other visitors are not disturbed.

Where do I go when I arrive?

Please make your way to the Oastler Building. We also have Student Ambassadors in orange T-shirts across campus to direct you throughout the day.

Where can I find a programme?

A printed programme will be available for you to collect when you check-in on the day. You can also download our Open Day programme 16 September 2017. The Open Days programme contains details about the talks and tours you can attend and the locations of the subject talks.

What if I can't make it or want to change my booking?

You can amend or cancel your booking using the link within the registration confirmation email.

You can also let us know by contacting the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team on 01484 472282 or email We have Open Days in June, September, October, November and December if you would like to re-book.

Where can I park on the day?

There is a limited amount of free car parking available on the day which is allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We will be using two car parks on the day, Queen Street South (HD1 3DU) and the 3M Firth Street car park (HD1 3BD). Staff and student ambassadors will be at the car parks to direct you to the check in area for the day.

Should these car parks be full there are a number of alternative pay and display car parks within easy reach of the University, which you can see on our car park map.

Where can I eat on campus?

We have lots of cafes and food outlets available throughout the University campus.

How do I get from the train/bus station to the University?

Both are only a 10 minute walk to the University. For directions please see our guide to arriving at our Open Days. On the days, we will have a Student Ambassador at the train station from 8:45 to 11:15 to direct you to the University.

Do you have campus tours?

Yes, guided walking tours of campus are available at regular intervals throughout the day and there is no need to book; just go to the Help Desk in the Information Fair. These will be led by our Student Ambassadors.

I am a teacher and would like to bring a group of students to one of your Open Days, how can I book?

For information about group visits please see our schools and college group visits webpage or call the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team on 01484 472282 or email

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

Please call the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team on 01484 472282 or email