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What happens at a Business taster day?

Why you should go to NUL's Business taster day

Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your Business taster day at NUL

If you’re reading this, then chances are that you’re a prospective student of Newcastle University London. Welcome! University taster days (also called Open Days) are an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about the university and get a first hand experience of campus life. Here are my top tips to help you get the most out of your taster day at NUL:

1. Speak to tutors about different courses that are on offer

There will be current students, staff and tutors on hand at the taster day to answer all your questions. The tutors will help to shed light on how the course will be assessed alongside placement opportunities and general contact time. Speaking to tutors can be extremely helpful as they will refer back to their experiences of previous students at the university - giving you a more candid insight into the programmes instead of brief descriptions that you may find online.

2. Attend more than one talk

Come to the Taster Day with an open mind! Many students may already have one specific subject in mind but it would be useful to attend more than that one subject talk. Sometimes when you learn about another area of business, you may pleasantly find yourself developing a stronger interest than your original course. 

3. Speak to current students about their experience

Don’t be afraid to ask one of us students about our personal experience of the university! They will be able to offer you information about accommodation, living costs alongside their overall experience of studying at NUL. 

4. Get a feel for the local area

Why not walk around the local area and get a feel of what it has to offer? You will be spending a lot of time here over the next three years so see if you feel happy! London has an endless variety of entertainment, but living costs such as rent or food are a little higher compared to other cities. 

5. Speak to the Student Union

The Student Union has a great deal of activities and events available to students studying at Newcastle University London. The Union is free to join and allows you to voice your opinion and get involved with some exciting activities taking place around London - usually with a reduced fee!