University and College Open Day/Evening Events

University Open Days

Are you looking at the next step of your journey?

Have you thought about going to University in 2021?

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 University Open Days will not be open for visits as we have known them to have in past years.

In order to keep everyone safe, universities throughout Scotland have worked tirelessly to bring you a VIRTUAL ONLINE experience that will give you everything you need to know and more…

Please see below info that some of the universities have published, as more information becomes available this will be posted.


Aberdeen University/Reach Aberdeen University

We are following Scottish Government guidance relating to COVID-19 and as such our Open Days in 2020 will be virtual open days.

Join staff and our current students to learn more about studying at the University of Aberdeen.   There will be a Q&A with current students and the opportunity to ask questions of our experts throughout the event.  Academics from all subject areas will be present and happy to answer any queries.

A number of presentations will take place including:-

  1. Presentations about your degree subject
  2. Accommodation
  3. Student finance and student life
  4. Aberdeen University Students Association


University of Aberdeen Medicine and Dentistry Virtual Open Day

The University of Aberdeen is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Medicine and 1st in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian League Tables 2020).

Our Foresterhill Health Campus is one of the largest health campuses in Europe.

Join staff and our current Medicine students to learn more about studying Medicine or Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen.   There will be online live chats for you to ask any questions about admissions, student life, course content and the City of Aberdeen.  A range of information, including important documents and videos will be available for you to download.


Abertay University

Our Open Days are the perfect way to talk to staff, check out our campus and accommodation and get all the information you need about studying here.   You’ll learn about the courses your’re keen on, and if you’re interested in a few, figure out which one is the right choice!

We are hoping to hold Open Days on campus but it will depend on government advice around the pandemic closer to the time.  Whatever the situation, we’ll also hold a virtual event online.

  • Wednesday 30th September – On Campus Open Day (subject to change)
  • Saturday 31st October – On Campus Open Day (subject to change)

Register now:-


Dundee University

Whilst we are unable to meet you on campus just now, we don’t want you to miss out on hearing about the University of Dundee so we will be hosting our Undergraduate Open Days online this year.  Everyone is welcome to attend including school students, college of further education students, adult returners, parents & guardians, teachers and career advisors.

 Monday 31st August – 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Register now:-


Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

Virtual Undergraduate Open Day 17th October 2020

Virtual Undergraduate Open  Day 14th November 2020


The University of Edinburgh

Here at the University of Edinburgh our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors. Recognising the uncertainty about safely hosting large-scale events in the months in line with public health guidance, we have decided to replace our 2020 on-campus open days with online events. Therefore, our on-campus open days previously scheduled for 26th Sept & 10th October will not be taking place.

We are currently working on a programme of online events that will help you to get to know the University better.  If you would like to keep up-to-date with news about future events please click on the link below to join our mailing list:-


Glasgow University

University of Glasgow Undergraduate virtual open day was on 23rd June 2020.  Please do not worry if you have missed this.  There’s still lots of videos, presentations and information for you to access online.

For me information:-


Glasgow Caledonian University

While we love having you on campus during open day, the safety of our staff, students and visitors is our highest priority. And that is why, while social distancing guidelines are in place, we have gone virtual to bring you the open day experience – online!

Virtual undergraduate open days

Our 2020 virtual undergraduate open days take place on the following dates:


Heriot Watt University – Edinburgh Campus

Virtual Open Day Saturday 12th September 2020

Virtual Open Day Saturday 10th October 2020

Full information can be found by clicking on the undernoted link:-


University of the Highland and Islands – All Campuses

Thu 20 Aug 2020 Online open day Lews Castle College UHI 9:30 AM
Fri 25 Sep 2020 Online Open Day Online 10:00 AM
Fri 6 Nov 2020 Open Day Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA 1:00 PM
Fri 6 Nov 2020 Open Day West Highland College UHI, Fort William 11:00 AM
Sat 7 Nov 2020 Open Day West Highland College UHI, Fort William 11:00 AM
Fri 26 Mar 2021 Open Day West Highland College UHI, Fort William 11:00 AM
Sat 27 Mar 2021 Open Day West Highland College UHI, Fort William 11:00 AM



Aberdeen/Banff/Fraserburgh Campuses

No current dates listed.  Any further details can be viewed on the undernoted link.

Scottish Maritime Academy 

Details of any open days will be available via the undernoted link in due course when they are released:-


Robert Gordons University (RGU)

Following guidance from the government and health authority on the current Coronavirus situation, and in order to safeguard the wellbeing of our university community, including those visiting the campus, we have made the decision to revise the first of our two Open Days by moving to a Virtual Open Day.

Just like at an on-campus Open Day, this interactive online event will give you the opportunity to find out about our state of the art learning facilities, speak to our academics to learn more about the course that you are interested in, hear from our dedicated staff about the support available to you and chat with our current students to get a real insight into student life.

Please note, that our on campus Open Day planned for November is subject to change and we will look to offer alternative arrangements where we can.

Please revisit this page regularly for the most up-to-date information.

  • Wednesday 7th October – Virtual Open Day
  • Saturday 7th November – On Campus Open Day (subject to change)

Further information and registration details please click on the undernoted link:-

RGU Virtual Open Day Registration


Scotland’s Rural College (SCRU)

Due to Coronavirus we are currently delivering Open Days virtually. These events will let you hear from our course tutors and find out why studying at SRUC is a unique and rewarding experience that will give you the skills and knowledge to go out and make a real difference to the world. We will review on-campus events as soon as we are able to offer these.

Either book your place by following the links below or find out more by emailing

SRUC Open Days Information


University of St Andrews 

Our autumn 2020 visiting days will be delivered online, with no in-person provision.

We encourage all students who are thinking of applying to the University to attend one of our online visiting days. These events will allow you to meet Admissions staff, academic colleagues, and current students, and will help you decide if St Andrews is definitely the right choice for you. It is also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have.

Online visiting day dates:

  • Wednesday 30 September 2020
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020

Booking for these events will open on Thursday 3 September 2020 at 12 noon UK time. We are unable to take bookings or reserve places before this time. Any queries can be directed to


University of Stirling

Register for one of the events below to chat directly with our admissions and accommodation teams, student support, teaching staff and current students.  Watch in-depth presentations about the subjects you’re interested in studying along with presentations about applying, funding your degree and scholarships, accommodation and student life.   Take a virtual tour of our campus and buildings and see accommodation options

  • Saturday 19th September 2020 – 11.00am – 1.00pm

Register now:-

  • Saturday 19th September 2020 – 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Register now:-

  • Saturday 24th October 2020 – 11.00am – 1.00pm

Register now:-

  • Saturday 24th October 2020 – 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Register now:-


University of Strathclyde Glasgow

Our next undergraduate Open Day will be taking place virtually in October 2020.

The event will give you a great opportunity to hear all about life and study at Strathclyde, along with the chance to interact with our current students and staff.  Our priority is to ensure your safety and the safety of our existing students and staff that’s why the decision was made to move our campus events online.

We’re currently working to finalise plans and look forward to welcoming you to experience everything on offer at the University of Strathclyde.

Don’t miss out – If you would like to be kept up to date, please register your interest in our Online Open Day and we’ll be in touch.

Register now:-



If you need any further information regarding any of the above open days, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Lisa Innes, DYW Co-ordinator on the following email address:-