Clearing Open Days

Event details

  • Location

    RAU campus and online
  • Date

    13 Aug 2020 - 15 Aug 2020

Considering joining the RAU through Clearing but would like to know more about the University first?

We have two fantastic opportunities to enable you to find out more about our courses, accommodation and student life this August. Our Clearing Open Day, taking place on our beautiful Cotswolds campus on Saturday 15 August, will give you the opportunity to visit the University in person or if you’d prefer, you can join us online for our Virtual Clearing Open Day which is taking place from Thursday 13 AugustYou’ll find more information and booking links for both events below.  

DateTimeBooking link

From Thursday 13 August 2020 onwards

Live Q&A sessions with academics on 14 August and 18 August

From 8:00am

Virtual open day >

Saturday 15 August 202012:00 noon - 4:30pm

On-campus open day >

Clearing Open Day on campus 

Our on-campus Clearing Open Day will enable you to visit our campus, meet academic staff and find out more about the University.  

At our on-campus Clearing Open Day you can: 

  • Chat about your course with our academic staff
  • Go on a campus tour and visit accommodation 
  • Meet with staff from our support services teams including admissions, accommodation and student support

What will the day be like?  

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put in place a number of measures to ensure the safety of our visitors, students and staff. To limit the number of visitors on our campus at any one time we have introduced bookable arrival timeslots for this event. When you sign up for the open day, please choose one of the available half hour timeslots. Please ensure you arrive within that half an hour period. We also ask that only one person accompanies the prospective student from their household or social bubble.

Guests are reminded that face coverings or visors will be required to participate in the open day. We will have face coverings available if required. RAU Staff and Student Ambassadors will be wearing face masks/coverings or visors throughout the day. 

In addition to this, to ensure the safety of all involved, there will be hand sanitisers all around the campus which you’ll be encouraged to use, cleaning will take place throughout the event and social distancing guidelines will be followed.   

If you, your guest or anyone in your household has any of the coronavirus symptoms (cough, high temperature or loss of taste and/or smell)or has been asked to self-isolate we ask that you don’t take part in this on campus event, however, please do join us for our virtual clearing open day online instead.   

Once you’ve signed up we’ll contact you before the event with more information about your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!   

How to get to the RAU  


By car: please follow signs for the A433 Tetbury Road, and arrive via the main tree-lined drive on the Tetbury Road. You will be directed to car parking once you are on-site.

By train: the nearest station is Kemble, a 10-minute drive away from the University.

By bus or coach: Cirencester can be reached by National Express coaches and buses from Swindon, Stroud and Cheltenham. These all stop at The Beeches car park, London Road, Cirencester GL7 1BW. The University is a 7 minute taxi ride away.  Alternatively, it is an easy and pleasant 40 minutes to walk through the town to reach the RAU campus.

Virtual Clearing Open Day  

Alongside our on-campus Clearing Open Day, this year we will be running a virtual Clearing Open Day which will be accessible all the time from Thursday 13 August. 

Sign up here for our Virtual Clearing Open Day

At our Virtual Clearing Open Day you can:  

  • Watch course talks about your preferred subject
  • Find out more about our accommodation, student support services, careers and award-winning enterprise programme
  • Hear from our students about what it is like to live and study at the RAU 
  • Take part in live Q&A sessions with our academic staff  

All the pre-recorded content will be accessible at any time, but we will also be running two live Q&A slots for you to join. These will give you the opportunity to speak with and ask questions to course lecturers and are taking place on the following dates: 

Live Q&A Session 1 – Friday 14 August 

Live Q&A Session 2 – Tuesday 18 August 

To access all this and more, please register for the on-line event and a link will be emailed to you shortly after. 


If you wish to register for the VIRTUAL open day please click on the link in the table above.