You will be sent an immediate confirmation message when you book online which will contain an e-ticket, with a unique bar code which we will use to register you on the day. This must be printed or brought on a mobile device in order for us to register you. We will contact you closer to the Open Day to provide you with more information.
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring parents, family and/or friends with you to the Open Day. When you book online you will be asked how many guests you would like to bring - please do complete this as it helps with our planning.
There is unfortunately not a way that you can amend the number of guests that you added when you made the original booking. The only way of amending your booking is by cancelling and rebooking your ticket. If you have created an account with eventbrite when registering, you should be able to log in. From here you should be able to cancel your order. You can reorder through our bookings page. Our Open day has an unlimited allocation of tickets, so don't fear losing your place by cancelling your order.
The Open Day takes place between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm. We have a series of introduction and general sessions during the first hour of the day with subject sessions beginning at 10.00am, and the last talk finishing at 2.30pm. Introduction talks will be offered at later times. Please refer to the Open Day programme for further details on the schedule for the day. To view last years Open Day programme please see the final FAQ where you can download a copy to help give you an idea of how the Open Day is structured at Aston University.
No, you do not need to book in advance to attend any of the talks, and the selection of talks at the booking stage is intended to serve as a reminder rather than to guarantee a place. Some will be busier than others and many are repeated during the day. Please check the Open Day programme for details when the talks are available. The Open Day programme will be available around a month before the Open Day.
The subject sessions last approximately one hour. Some of the general sessions are shorter than this, so please refer to the Open Day programme for further details.
We encourage visitors to take self-guided campus tours where possible, so that these can fit in at a time to suit you around other sessions you are attending. Information and maps will be made available to help you find your way around campus and student ambassadors will be available at various points on campus and in the residences to help signpost you, and also answer any questions you may have about the campus.
If you'd like a guided campus tour delivered by an Aston student ambassador, we have tours running on a frequent basis throughout the day from 09.00am to 2.30pm. These depart from the Information Fair in the Student Union and last approximately 30-40 minutes. No booking is required.
Yes, all guided campus tours include a guided tour of some of the accommodation based on the campus. Visitors taking self-guided tours are also able to view the student residences as we have a small number of open showflats available.
Unfortunately we do not have parking available on campus as space is limited. However, pay and display parking is available very close to campus at Millennium Point (B4 7SA). Please see our maps & directions page for more details.
The University is a 15 minute walk, or five minute taxi ride, from all three central mainline Birmingham train stations – Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street. Please see our maps & directions page for more details.
When you arrive onto campus you will need to visit the Main Building Reception to register. Registration is quick and easy and involves scanning your unique bar code. Please ensure you print your ticket or bring it on a mobile device. If you are unable to bring your bar code we should still be able to locate your booking but this may delay the process so we encourage all visitors to bring their ticket with them.