HE Experiences

Welcome to the HE experiences section for parents. We hope this will be useful in helping to support your chid with their Higher Education choices.

Open Days

This is when a university opens its doors so you can visit, allowing your child to meet staff and current university students. This first-hand experience can be useful for students when choosing which universities to apply for.

Use the following links to search for events:
UCAS - Events and Open Days
Unitaster Search Tool

Virtual Tours

These are designed for you and your child to get a feel for the environment students will be studying in. They are commonly presented via a 360 degree tour or by following a student around the campus.

An explanation of how virtual tours work and where you can find these can be found under the UCAS section of our website.

You can also find a list of virtual tours here: UCAS - Virtual tours

Taster Days and Workshops

These are very similar to open days, however they often focus on a specific course, subject or department, rather than presenting an overview of the entire university experience.

Use our UniTasterDays search function to find taster days and workshops.


These are a chance to get a bite-sized student experience (usually between 3 and 5 days). Students will often stay in university halls, attend lectures, meet university students and go to organised social events.

Use our UniTasterDays search function to find suitable residentials.