A Guide to Open Days for Students

Visit the School of Management at Swansea University on October 13 and 27

See yourself studying in a state-of-the-art building located a stone’s throw away from a beach?

Do you want a degree that will make you stand out from the crowd?

We can make that happen at Swansea University’s School of Management; a top 30 business school, sitting withinWales’ number one university.

A school that specialises in Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Marketing; it is a hub for developing the great business minds of the future.

Whether you see yourself working in a big, global brand or even setting up your own consultancy, each course is designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills to ensure you’re career-ready as soon as you graduate. An impressive 86% of our graduates see themselves in professional level employment within 6 months of graduating.

Sat within a cutting edge, £22m building on the Bay Campus, the School is renowned for its outstanding achievements, including:

  • Top 30 UK Business School for Research Excellence (REF 2014)
  • Top 10 for Research Impact (REF 2014)
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold

It’s multi-national community of students from over 60 countries and its industry collaborations with The Bevan Commission, Fujitsu, Greenaway Scott, AgorIP and Pfizer; make it a hub for innovative business partnerships with a global outlook.

If you want to experience this for yourself, visit us at our Open Day on Saturday, October 27

Book your place at the October 27 Open Day

Don’t forget to download Swansea University’s Open Day Guide App for extra info ahead of your visit!

Open Day Top Tips for Students

Preperation ahead of an Open Day is key in ensuring you get everything you want out of it, from understanding how your chosen course is taught, to getting to know lecturers, the campus and surrounding areas.

You will spend at least 3 years at university so it’s important that you have it sussed out before you enrol in September 2019!

To make things easier for you, we’ve given you our top tips for tackling an Open Day- head on. We’ve also included a list of suggested questions to ask during your visit - so you get the most out of having access to lecturers and current students.

Open Day Top Tips

  • Make a plan: Familiarise yourself with the Open Day’s timetable. Look at what you’d like to attend and when – it’s the best way of making sure you don’t miss out on anything. The School of Management timetable will be available soon from this webpage. 
  • Allow plenty of time for travel: You don’t want to turn up late and miss anything. It’s also, worth sussing out where the nearest car park is or familiarise yourself with public transport links to the campus.
  • Don’t be shy: If you arrive and feel a little overwhelmed and lost, please ask any member of university staff for help! Customer Service is their thing and they love helping you get to where you need to be.
  • Welcome talks: Welcome Talks are a great way to get to know the University and the School of Management; they’ll also give you an overview of how your day will unfold and who you should speak to for any advice.
  • Make Friends: We’re not expecting you to become BFFs with someone at an Open Day but chat to other people who are in the same situation as you. It’s good to talk and they may give you some tips too. Although going to University is a big step, you’ll be surprised how quickly you bond with other students.
  • Prepare your parents or guardians: If you’re being accompanied by your parent or guardian chat to them about your plan ahead of the day. Explain to them the key things you want to see and share with them the list of questions you want to ask. If they know you’re prepared, they’ll be less likely to take-over on the day itself.

Top 20 questions to ask at the Open Day

Asking questions during an Open Day is so important. Although you’ll receive in depth talks from university staff, it’s always worth asking additional questions so you get the absolute most out of your visit.

We’ve pulled together a list of the 20-must-ask questions for you to use during the day:

Questions for Academics…

  • What do you look for in a personal statement? Do you have any advice for standing out in the crowd during the application process?
  • How is the course taught?  
  • Is the course assessment or exam based? Or is it a mixture of the two?
  • How many hours of lectures and seminars [within your chosen course] are there each week?
  • Do you have good links with industry?
  • Are there many opportunities for work experience or placements?
  • What have your alumni gone on to do?
  • What sets your course apart from similar courses in other universities?
  • How big are lectures and seminars [within your chosen course] usually?
  • Why should I choose Swansea University?

 If you're unable to attend our Open Days but would like any of the above questions answered, please contact somundergrad@swansea.ac.uk

Questions for Student Ambassadors…

  • What level of support do you receive from University staff (academics and support services)?
  • What do you love about the university?
  • What would you change about the university?
  • What’s your favourite thing about Swansea as a city?
  • Do you have any advice for writing a successful personal statement?
  • Do you have any advice for me if I was to choose Swansea University?
  • What is the Careers team like? Have you used them?
  • Is it easy to find a part time job?
  • What are the clubs and societies I can join?
  • Why did you choose Swansea University? 

School of Management Open Day Schedule

The School of Management Open Day Schedule is listed below.


10am - 10.30am: Welcome to the School of Management (All subjects SoM 011)

10.30 - 11.30:

  • Business Management & Marketing - SoM 010
  • Accounting & Finance - SoM 011
  • Economics - SoM 239

12:00 - 12:30:

  • Study Abroad Talk (SoM 010)
  • Placements & Careers (SoM 011) 



13:00 - 13:30: Welcome to the School of Management (All subjects SoM 011)

13:30 - 14:30:

  • Business Management & Marketing - SoM 010
  • Accounting & Finance - SoM 011
  • Economics - SoM 239

15:00 - 15:30:

  • Study Abroad Talk (SoM 010)
  • Placements & Careers (SoM 011) 

ALL DAY: Media Suite Showcase and Facilities Tours