The value of an open day through the eyes of a student considering postgraduate study

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For many people considering taking the big step into postgraduate study, many of their questions are around the course - What will I be doing? Will I be able to do it? What do the modules look like? Is there any flexibility? What career options will it open up for me?

This is why access to academic staff at an open day is so valuable. We spoke to postgraduate student Kathryn Cook, who is studying for an MA in Sport Marketing, about her experiences of an open day at Coventry University.

Why did you decide to attend an open day?

I chose to attend an Open Day as I wanted more information on the course (MA Sport Marketing) and to get a feel for the campus and what facilities there were for postgraduate students.

What stood out about Coventry on the day?

The relaxed nature of the staff was important, it was really easy to talk to the staff present and they made it welcoming. One of the helpful things was information sheets provided which looked a little more in depth at the course I was interested in. Especially as this provided more information on expected outcomes and a more up to date module list. The Course Director for MA Sport Marketing was really welcoming and informative which helped to put me at ease as I was quite nervous about going somewhere I hadn’t been before.

How did you feel about the day and your experiences?

As I arrived staff were helpful and provided a lot of information on the talks which were on, and information about the campus tour. They were very familiar with the course which made it very easy to ask questions and have an in depth discussion about what the course offers, future employment opportunities and other opportunities. They were able to talk about the guest lecture week which I found very interesting and helpful. They also provided a contact card in case I had any other questions that I hadn’t thought about on the day.
The Open Day did help me decide that I wanted to a Masters and for the course I knew Coventry would be the best option.

Visit our postgraduate open day on Saturday 17th June, 10am to 2.30pm to find out more about opportunities available to you. Please see our event webpage for details:
www.coventry.ac.uk/pgopenday