UCL Open Days


Frequently Asked Questions

Find all the answers to the questions you may have if you're looking to attend the UCL Undergraduate Open Days.

How do I book for the Open Day?

You can go to our booking form and select the subject talks that you are interested in. Most subjects will have a morning and afternoon session for you to choose from, which should make planning your day a bit easier.  

Once you have submitted your booking you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access your portal. In the portal you can amend/cancel your booking and view your QR Code. Please have your QR code with you on the day, as this will be scanned when attending sessions. QR codes can be scanned from your phone or tablet. 

What if tickets for the sessions I am interested in run out?

If tickets for the subject sessions you are interested in book out, you can still book for General Admission to the Open Day. This will allow you access to the Open Day and you can take part in all the other activities on campus, which do not require prior booking.

Can I attend more than one subject admission talk?  

Yes, there is no limit to the number of subject talks you can book. However, please do not book onto the same talks (indicated by the word repeat) twice. Book at the time you can attend and do not book multiple sessions taking place at the same time. This helps to ensure everyone has a fair chance of attending the talks.

I booked online but never received a confirmation.

Please check your spam/junk folder, as confirmation emails can sometimes land there. If you still cannot find the confirmation email, please contact us openday@ucl.ac.uk

How can I change/amend my booking?

You can make changes and amendments to your booking by accessing your portal (see confirmation email for details). Please note you will not receive emailed confirmation of your changes or cancellation - this is all managed within the portal.

Can I turn up and book on the day?

Unfortunately, due to the high demand, and limited capacity, we cannot accept on the day registrations.

Can I decide on the day what talks to go to, or do I have to book in advance?

We strongly recommend pre-booking as sessions fill up very quickly. If spaces are available on the day these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis for prospective students only (no guests).

I have a disability – what do I need to know/do?

If you consider yourself to have a disability, then please let us know on the Open Day booking form. If you didn’t do so at time of booking, please contact us at openday@ucl.ac.uk. We are committed to cater to your needs to make sure you get the most out of the Open Day and would appreciate as much notice as possible to ensure that we can do so. 

How/Where do I register on the day?

We ask that everyone self-checks in via their portal on the day. There is no need to check in physically on campus, but we will need to scan your QR code for entry to the subject talks.

Can I bring a guest?

There is no limit on the number of guests you can bring with you to the campus.  However, please note that we can only accommodate a maximum of ONE guest per person in the ticketed sessions.

What do I need to bring on the day (e.g. email confirmation, tickets)?

The only thing you need to have with you on the day is access to your portal which we will have sent to you via your booking confirmation, the 48 hours to go email and the ‘See you today’ email. There is no need to print this off, as we can scan it from your smartphone or tablet. 

I would like to bring a group of students to the Open Day. How can I book?

We are delighted that you would like to bring a group of students to our Open Day! Unfortunately, group bookings are not available. We ask students to book individually to choose the subject talks they wish to attend and get their own entry ticket. It is probably easiest to share the booking link with your students via email.  

I am interested in a graduate degree – can I come to your Open Day?

This Open Day is aimed at prospective undergraduate students. If you are interested in postgraduate studies, Open Day events take place later in the year and details will be published on our website. 

Will there be space on campus to store my luggage during the Open Day?

We do not have space to store left luggage on campus. If you have a lot of luggage, we suggest leaving it at the left luggage storage at a nearby station such as Euston or Kings Cross St Pancras.

Where should I come on the day?

You can either go directly to your first subject talk or head to the UCL Main Quad. When attending a subject talk, be sure to have your QR code ready to be scanned. Please arrive at sessions on time -  there is a 5 minute grace period after which we may give your place to someone else.

How do I know where my sessions are taking place? 

Session locations will be listed in the UCL app which will be available to download 2 days before the Open Day. The location of a session can also be found via your portal.

What time should I arrive?

The Open Day runs from 10am to 4pm and you are free to come and go at any point during the day. Please aim to arrive approximately 10 minutes before the start of an activity, as this will ensure we can begin on time. Please note that if you arrive more than 5 minutes after the start of a session your tickets may have been allocated to someone else. 

What time does the day finish?

The Open Day finishes at 4:00pm and we ask all our guests to leave the campus at that time. If you wish to keep exploring there is lots to do and see nearby including the British Museum, Oxford Street and the British Library.

How do I get to UCL?

There is no parking at UCL. We strongly recommend coming by public transport.  Nearest tube stations are Euston Square (Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines) and Euston Station (Victoria and Northern lines). Please refer to our ‘Travel to UCL’ website for more information.

Advice for parents

Going to university is a very important decision in a student’s life and having a second opinion is invaluable. There is no limit on the number of guests you can bring with you to the campus. However, please note that we can only accommodate a maximum of ONE guest per person in the ticketed sessions.

I’m not from London – can I stay over somewhere that’s close to campus?

UCL Accommodation offers accommodation for visitors throughout the summer. You can check the availability of rooms on the summer residence website. Alternatively, there are a variety of hotels and hostels within walking distance of the main campus.   

Is there someone I can contact with additional questions?

If, after referring to these FAQs, you still have questions please contact us the Open Day team: openday@ucl.ac.uk.