It’s a huge understatement, but it's got to be said – Open Days are looking a bit different these days!

But while the smell of popcorn and the sizzle of taco trucks may not make an appearance in the virtual realm, the unmistakable buzz of a uni showing what they’re made of will definitely be there.

So whether you’re making the first steps towards building your career – or going back to make a change or upskill – here are seven tips to get the most out of your Virtual Open Day experience.

6 tips to make the most of Virtual Open Day

1. Get comfy

Comfort is paramount! Settle in to the best room of the house where you can get some peace (if possible), throw on your comfiest outfit/blanket and set yourself up with your favourite drinks and snacks. Consider keeping it brain-foody – think snacks that won’t put you to sleep – as there’s lots to see and learn.

2. Make it personal

Remember, Open Days are all about you. And VU’s Virtual Open Day puts you in control. While you navigate your Virtual Open Day, you’ll be simultaneously creating your own personalised package of information and experiences, tailored to your interests and designed to help you make the right decisions about your future. This is what we mean when we say build your block – and build your future.

3. Prepare your questions & ask away

Write down a bunch of questions you’d like to ask – about courses, student life, the VU Block Model, the application process, the benefits of VU’s focus on practical learning, accommodation – anything you can think of! This will help you to find what you need more efficiently.

At VU’s Virtual Open Day you can

  • watch presentations and ask follow-up questions
  • reach out via live chats with current students and staff
  • get one-on-one advice – either on the day or following the event.

4. Check out the vibe & go on a tour

Are you a practical learner? Does the idea of VU’s Block Model appeal to you? Do you want to make friends with the same interests as you? VU’s Virtual Open Day will show you everything VU stands for and who we are.

As a university that puts our students at the centre of everything we do, we're committed to providing skills, confidence and connections. You'll get this through practical placements, and an enjoyable experience both in class and through clubs and societiesevents and support.

You can also enjoy 360-degree virtual tours of the world-class facilities you will learn in, and immerse yourself in the social spaces that will enhance your whole uni experience.

5. Fetch your folks

Parents and guardians love Open Day – sometimes more than you. It might be their only opportunity to check out your uni – as there’s not going to be any parent-teacher interviews!

They’ve had years of experience in the real world and often have curly questions you’d never even think of. You can choose to do the day together, or they can register separately so you can go solo and chat about it later.

6. Before the day – do your research

Before the day, it’s a great idea to find out more about:

  • VU’s Block Model. The difference with VU’s award-winning Block Model is that you study just one subject at a time (rather than four at other unis) over four weeks, in smaller workshop-style classes (so you get more time with your teacher).
  • VU Polytechnic’s interactive e-learning model. An award-winning model that combines eLearning with classroom and hands-on, industry-based learning.
  • TAFE and uni terminologies. There’s no such thing as a silly question – but if you want to get your head around some uni and TAFE terminologies, check out the questions we get asked all the time!

Settle in with a buddy and explore your future!

Register to attend – & you could win!

Open Day 2021 is now open for registrations!

Register and attend on the day, and you'll go in the draw to win a $2000 digital Flexi eGift Card*.

With more than 60 retailers and experiences available, you'll be ready to take the next step in your studies. 

Register today


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