How to make the most of Virtual Postgraduate Open Day

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We might be living in uncertain times, but that shouldn’t stop you from exploring how postgraduate study could boost your career and help you to achieve your goals.

To help you find the right course and university for you, it usually makes sense to visit potential universities, speak with academics and get a taste of postgraduate student life.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to visit campus right now for an open day. That’s why the University of Stirling has organised a Virtual Postgraduate Open Day.

We’ll be putting on a Virtual Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 31 March from 2pm-4pm to help you get a feel for our courses starting in September 2021, learn about student support services, find out about postgraduate funding, take a virtual tour of campus and more.

You can even live chat with admissions and academic staff as well as current Masters students about what it’s really like living and studying here

Registering for Virtual Postgraduate Open Day is fast and simple, and we’d love for you to log in on 31 March. To make sure you make the most of your Open Day experience, we’ve rounded up a few top tips. 

Before you login 

Register online, and then log into the platform to familiarise yourself with where everything is. Every website is different, and so it’s good to get a feel for our virtual event space before the big day. If you need a tutorial video, we’ll post one here as soon as it’s finished. 

Plan ahead

Take a look at our range of postgraduate courses online so that you know which presentations you’d like to watch and which academics you might like to ask questions to.

If you already know what you’d like to ask our team, write down your questions beforehand so you don’t forget. 

During the event 

Be sure to manage your time. November’s Virtual Postgraduate Open Day event runs from 2pm-4pm, and so you’ve only got a couple of hours to live chat with our students, staff and academics.

It’s ok if you’re late – that’s the beauty of an online event! But if you’ve got lots of questions to ask us, make sure you give yourself enough time. It’s worth pointing out that you’ll be able to login after the event is over and playback all of our presentations.

Speak to people and take notes

Ask us anything, and be sure to jot down all of the answers that you were looking for in case you want to go back and reference it later. There are no silly questions, and we’ll do our best to help! 

Take our virtual tour

Our 330-acre campus is absolutely beautiful, and we can’t wait for you to experience it in-person. But until then, the best way to see it is by taking our guided virtual tour around all of our five-star campus facilities. 

After Virtual Postgraduate Open Day is done 

Go through all of the information you gathered during Virtual Postgraduate Open Day and make a list of any gaps. Is there anything you forgot to ask us or that you’re confused about? If so, get back in touch!

Log back in to replay some of our presentations

After a virtual event has ended, we normally leave all of our content online for a week or two afterwards. That way, you can access all of our presentations on demand.

Just remember that our live chat function won’t be switched on if you’re exploring our virtual event space after the event is finished but you can still contact us to find out more about postgraduate study.

So, are you ready to experience Stirling? Register for Virtual Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 31 March.

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