What do you enjoy learning about most, either inside or outside of school? Identify what you like so that you can seek out information on courses that align with those interests.
Once you've done some initial internet searching for courses that match your interests, make a note of the ones that pique your interest most so that you can follow up on them during the open days.
University is about more than just taking a degree. Our student experience, 100s of clubs and societies all make for an exciting time outside of your lectures. Make a note of the clubs and societies that you're interested in so that you can follow up with them during the open days.
During your initial searches, there may be areas that you want to find out more about. Make a note of the questions you'd like to have answered when you come along to the open days.
Using your shortlist, identify the booths that will deal with those courses and other areas that you want to find out more about. That way you can make sure to visit them during the open day. Visit our descriptions [link to booth descriptions] of what's in each booth so you know which ones to go to on the day.
It can be daunting trying to decide what course is right for you. But we are here to help. Each booth will have a live chat function and someone from UCC will be there to answer your questions!
Take the time to explore our subject talks and taster lectures. Even if you have a few subjects in mind, the open day platform will be open for the whole of December for you to explore your interests in more depth and at your own pace after the initial dates. You'll even be able to leave questions (though the live Q&A is only available on 4 and 5 Dec)
The iVent platform is meant to replicate the experience of attending an event but in a virtual world. From auditoriums to booths to virtual reality experience, our virtual open days will give you an opportunity to explore UCC at a time when the real world is closed off to large events like this.