As the spring launches the university decision process for aspiring students, visits are key to helping students make the crucial choices of which unis to apply to and attend. Choosing a university is a weighty life decision in normal times, and this year students have the added challenge of not being able to physically visit the institutions they are considering.
Universities, in response, are providing virtual experiences for prospective students, to welcome and familiarise them with their academic communities. Virtual tours, open days and events are now staple provisions, and these online offerings take various forms and formats depending on the university.
All Russell Group unis have curated their own virtual offerings for prospective students, with most now receiving enquiries and registering interest for their 2021 events:
With these various online offerings – and many more for students exploring a wider range of programme options – students should be encouraged to reach out and explore colleges and universities by browsing websites, consulting admissions FAQs, and taking advantage of any live chat, Q&A, webinar or tour options that can serve as visit experiences.