Undergraduate open days and events

Our undergraduate open days and events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out what it’s like to live and study with us in Cirencester.

Join us to discover the range of courses on offer, speak with staff and students and ask any questions.

Event dates

To book an event, please select the event you wish to attend below. You will then be taken to a registration page where you can give your details. Find out what to expect at the different events by clicking on the links below the table.

Date Time Event
On demand Any time 

Personal statement webinar - watch back on demand here 

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Wednesday 6 March 2024  4:00pm - 4:45pm  An introduction to the RAU webinar 
Tuesday 26 March 2024  10:00am - 12:00pm  Campus Tour 
Wednesday 3 April 2024 12:30pm - 1:15pm Webinar: Intro to the RAU
Wednesday 10 April 2024 3:00pm - 5:00pm  Campus Tour 
Wednesday 3 July 2024 9:30am - 2:30pm Undergraduate Open Day 

If you’d like to arrange a visit to the RAU campus, please book your place on one of the dates above or contact us directly at opendays@rau.ac.uk.

Prospective Student Travel Bursary

If you are struggling with the cost of attending open days, offer holder days, summer schools or taster days at the RAU's main campus you may be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs for yourself and up to two additional guests.

Eligibility for this bursary is in line with our Access and Participation Plan. You will need to be a UK resident and looking to study at undergraduate level (BSc, BA or FdSc programmes). You will also need to meet one of the following categories:

  • You live in a UK postcode identified as having low progression to higher education according to the Government’s POLAR4 (Quintile 1 and 2) – please see link to assess if you qualify: www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/young-participation-by-area/search-by-postcode/
  • You are care experienced
  • You are from an ethnic background that is not White (British or Other)
  • You have a parent or carer who currently serve in the UK Armed Forces, or who has done so in the past

Reasonable travel costs are defined as follows:

  • Return travel between the your usual home and the Royal Agricultural University main campus, for yourself and up to two additional guests.
  • If travelling by car (max of one vehicle), a mileage rate of 45p per mile can be claimed. No receipt is required, the claim will be based on the calculated return distance.
  • The costs of hiring a car cannot be claimed.
  • If travelling by rail or coach, you should use the most economical class of travel (i.e. standard class or equivalent). Advance, off-peak or saver tickets should normally be used, with ‘open’ type tickets avoided where possible. Receipts or tickets must be provided as evidence when making the claim.
  • Domestic flight travel is also claimable if the costs are equivalent to return travel and/or return mileage costs. Receipts or tickets must be provided as evidence when making the claim.
  • You should avoid the use of taxis. However, where no other form of transport is available or suitable, short journeys by taxi may be reimbursed subject to the provision of receipts (e.g. short taxi to the local train station).

Reimbursement will occur after you have been to the RAU event. To claim, please contact outreach@rau.ac.uk and you will be sent a claim form.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, or whether the proposed costs of your visit are covered, please contact us at outreach@rau.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Introduction to RAU webinars

Our introduction to the RAU webinars provide an overview of the University. The online events will include a presentation about our courses, accommodation and campus followed by a live Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask questions to staff from our Admissions and International teams, as well as a student ambassador. 

On campus undergraduate open days and open afternoons

Our undergraduate open days and undergraduate open afternoons give you the opportunity to hear about our courses first hand from teaching staff and look around our beautiful campus. The events will begin with welcome and course talks, and then you can join campus tours and an informal Q&A session. During the Q&A you can meet teaching staff and representatives from our accommodation, finance, admissions and student support services teams. There will also be an optional visit to a nearby farm used by our students or RAU Equestrian Centre

Campus tours

We regularly run campus tours where you will have the opportunity to see our beautiful campus and find out more about the University. The tours, led by a student ambassador, will visit University buildings and facilities including the library and student hub.