Open Days

Subject talks and tours

Our Open Days include an exciting programme of talks and tours where you can delve deeper into the subjects that interest you. 

Still deciding what to study? Explore our undergraduate degrees.

Subject talks

Our subject talks give you an insight into what it’s like to study at Surrey, as well as information about the modules you could take, our facilities and Professional Training placement options.

You don't need to book a place in advance for our subject talks (excluding Veterinary Medicine) - seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.

Veterinary Medicine talks take place on the Manor Park campus. Find out more about Vet School Open Days talks.

Attending a subject talk

Go to the subject talks marquee (Piazza, Stag Hill campus) where we ask you to queue prior to your talk. Arrive no earlier than ten minutes before the published talk time, and we’ll escort you to the venue. This is to ensure that no one gets lost on the way or misses the beginning of the talk. This applies to all subject talks, with the exception of:

  • Business and Management (including International Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Marketing programmes)
  • Biosciences and Medicine (including Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Veterinary Biosciences programmes)

For Business and Management and Biosciences and Medicine subject talks, please refer to the location listed below and go directly to the stated room no earlier than ten minutes before the published talk time. Unfortunately, if you are late you may not be able to enter the talk. 

Please be aware that space can be limited so we can admit one family member/friend per prospective student for our subject talks.

Subject tours

Many subjects offer facilities exhibitions or tours where you can explore the learning spaces where you’ll be studying.

Talks and tours programme

Accounting and Finance

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Tour of Surrey Business School

  • Time: Every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Start point: Departs from the Austin Pearce (AP) Foyer
  • Length: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Accounting and Finance degree

Acting (GSA)

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Acting degree.

Actor Musician (GSA)

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

 Learn more about our Actor Musician degree.

Aerospace Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: 9:45am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:10pm
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Aerospace Engineering degree.

Automotive Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 9.25am, 11.55pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: 9:45am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:10pm 
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Automotive Engineering degree.

Biomedical Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk 
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 30 minutes

Learn more about our Biomedical Engineering degree.

Biosciences, Microbiology and Veterinary Biosciences

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Please go directly to room 03 MS 01 (Rik Medlik Building, Ground Floor) no earlier than ten minutes before the published talk time. Unfortunately, if you are late you may not be able to enter the talk.
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Every 35 minutes from 9:15am to 3:05pm
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Biosciences, Microbiology and Veterinary Biosciences degrees

If you are interested in studying Veterinary Medicine and Science, please visit the Vet School Open Day pages.

Business and Retail Management

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Tour of Surrey Business School

  • Time: Every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Start point: Departs from the Austin Pearce (AP) Foyer
  • Length: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Business and Retail Management degree

Business Management

Including International Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management and Marketing.

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Please go directly to room 03 MS 01 (Rik Medlik Building, Ground Floor) no earlier than ten minutes before the published talk time. Unfortunately, if you are late you may not be able to enter the talk.
  • Length: 50 minutes

Tour of Surrey Business School

  • Time: Every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Start point: Departs from the Austin Pearce (AP) foyer
  • Length: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Business Management degrees

Civil Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: 11:45am, 2.15pm, 3pm
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Civil Engineering degree.

Chemical Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am and 1:10pm.
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: 11:15am, 2:30pm and 3:25pm
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Tickets: Tours will depart at the times shown. Please collect a ticket in advance from the start point.

Learn more about our Chemical and Process Engineering degrees.

Chemistry

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 30 minutes

Learn more about our Chemistry degrees.

Computer Science

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities exhibition

  • Time: Open from 10am to 2pm
  • Location: Please make your way to the Alan Turing Building (BB), second floor
  • Length: 30 minutes

Learn more about our Computing degrees

Creative Music Technology

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Creative Music Technology degree

Criminology/ Criminology and Sociology

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes 
  • Learn more about our Criminology and Sociology degrees

Dance

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Dance degree.

Digital Media Arts (major/minor)

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Digital Media Arts degree

Economics

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Economics degrees.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Including Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems, Communications, Space Systems and Nanotechnology.

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Location: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 30 minutes

Please visit the tour desk located in the Innovation for Health Building to find out about our drop-in sessions.

Learn more about our Electrical and Electronic EngineeringElectronic EngineeringElectronic Engineering with Audiovisual SystemsElectronic Engineering with CommunicationsElectronic Engineering with Computer SystemsElectronic Engineering with Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering with Space Systems and Biomedicine with Electronic Engineering degrees.

English Literature and Creative Writing (major/minor)

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our English Literature and Creative Writing degrees.

Film and Video Production Technology

Subject talk

  • Time: 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes 

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Film and Video Production Technology degree.

International Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 90 minutes

Learn more about our Hospitality and Tourism degrees.

Languages (major/minor)

Subject talk

  • Time: 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Languages degrees

Law

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Law degrees

Mathematics

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Open area

Learn more about our Department of Mathematics, meet our staff, chat to some of our current students and explore our facilities.

  • Time: Open from 10am to 3pm
  • Start point: Thomas Telford Building (AA), fourth floor 
  • Length: 30 minutes

Meet with Ron Knott (from Melvyn Bragg’s ‘In Our Time’ on BBC Radio 4) and listen to his entertaining 15-minute talks on various Mathematics ideas.

Talks take place in room 24AA04 at 11:45am, 12:30am and 2:15pm.

Learn more about our Mathematics degrees.

Mechanical Engineering

Subject talk

  • Time: 10.40am, 1.10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: 9:45am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:10pm 
  • Start point: Innovation for Health Building
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Tickets: Please collect tickets in advance from the start point. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about our Mechanical Engineering degree.

Media, Culture and Society (including Media Studies with Film Studies)

Subject talk

  • Time: 11:55am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Media, Culture and Society degree.

Midwifery and Nursing

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities exhibition

Learn more about the School of Health Sciences, meet our staff and current students, and explore our Simulation Suite.

  • Time: Open from 9am to 3:30pm
  • Start point: Ground floor, Duke of Kent building (accessed via front entrance)

Learn more about our Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery degrees.

Music

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Music degree

Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Music and Sound Recording degree.

Musical Theatre (GSA)

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Musical Theatre degree.

Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 11:55am
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science degrees. 

Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities exhibition

Learn more about the School of Health Sciences, meet our staff and current students, and explore our Simulation Suite.

  • Time: Open from 9am to 3:30pm
  • Start point: Ground floor, Duke of Kent building (accessed via front entrance)

Learn more about our Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science degrees.

Physics

Subject talk

  • Time: 9:25am, 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities exhibition

Learn more about our Department of Physics, meet our staff and visit the observatory and telescope.

  • Time: Open from 10:30am to 3pm
  • Start point: James Joule Building (BC), Third Floor 
  • Length: 30 minutes

Tours for the observatory and telescope will depart from the undergraduate lab (third floor of the BC building) approximately every 30 minutes between 11am and 2pm. For further information, please visit the tour desk located in the AP Foyer. 

Learn more about our Physics degrees.

Politics (major/minor)

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 2:25pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Politics degrees.

Psychology

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm, 2:25pm
  • Location: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Psychology degree

Sociology (major/minor)

Subject talk 

  • Time: 10:40am, 2:25pm
  • Location: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Learn more about our Sociology degrees

Sport and Exercise Science

Subject talk 

  • Time: 10:40am, 2:25pm
  • Location: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk 
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 50 minutes

Prospective Sport and Exercise Science students are also encouraged to visit Surrey Sports Park during the Open Day.

Learn more about our Sport and Exercise Science degree.

Theatre and Performance (major/minor)

Subject talk 

  • Time: 9:25am, 1:10pm
  • Location: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes 

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Location: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Theatre and Performance degree.

Theatre Production (GSA)

Subject talk

  • Time: 10:40am, 1:10pm
  • Start point: Meet in the designated marquee on our main Piazza and we'll escort you to the talk venue
  • Length: 50 minutes

Facilities tour

  • Time: Follows immediately after the subject talk
  • Start point: Departs from the subject talk room
  • Length: 45 minutes

Learn more about our Theatre Production degree.

Veterinary Medicine

Subject talks and tours

Veterinary Medicine subject talks and tours take place in the School of Veterinary Medicine on our Manor Park campus.

Places on our Vet subject talks need to be booked in advance.

Learn more about our Veterinary Medicine and Science degree.