Published: 19 July 2019

Why attend a postgraduate open afternoon at Surrey?

Choosing the right university for your postgraduate studies can be a tough choice, so it’s really important to do as much research as possible. If you’re considering studying at Surrey, attending a postgraduate open afternoon could help make that decision easier. Here are just a few reasons why joining an open afternoon at Surrey could be beneficial for you.

  1. Explore the campus

Our University campus is set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, with the convenience of bustling Guildford right on your doorstep, and London just a 34-minute train ride away. An open afternoon is a great opportunity to explore the campus, take a closer look at the academic facilities and experience first-hand what student life is like. At Surrey, our guided campus tour will allow you to see some of the most important spots around campus while chatting to current students about their experiences. Alternatively, you can take a stroll around campus yourself, and take a moment to relax by the lake.

  1. Learn more about the course and department

If you choose to attend a postgraduate open afternoon, you’ll gain further insight into the course and department that you are interested in. Often, you may even be able to see where you will study and have lectures. An open afternoon at Surrey will not only give you the chance to speak with academics and current students, but you’ll have a greater understanding of your chosen course, how research and/or industry plays a part in it, and what is expected of students throughout their studies.

  1. Speak with academics

A postgraduate open afternoon at Surrey will allow you to meet and engage with some of the inspiring academics who may be teaching on your preferred course. This is an excellent opportunity to have a chat with them about the course, ask questions and maybe even discuss research topics.

  1. Meet current students

Want to know more about postgraduate student life at Surrey or what it’s like studying and being assessed on your chosen subject? Attending our open afternoon will enable you to meet and learn from current postgraduate students who can answer your questions and tell you all about life at Surrey.

  1. Ask questions

Have a burning question about the course or student wellbeing in general? An open afternoon is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the course and university you are interested in. Whatever the topic, at Surrey we have a team of helpful student ambassadors, academics and professional staff who will be happy to answer your queries on the day. Make sure to keep a note of the things that you’re eager to know about us and we will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying at Surrey.


Find out more about how to book a place onto our postgraduate open afternoon.

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