Our open days are the perfect opportunity to find out what it’s like to live and study at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Join us to discover the range of courses on offer, meet our students and lecturers, tour our beautiful Cotswold campus, and ask any questions you have.
Our friendly student ambassadors will be on hand to help you throughout the day. You’ll find them in their maroon t-shirts, ready to answer questions, help with directions, or to have a chat.
What to expect at an open day
This is your opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the Royal Agricultural University.
Our open day will include:
- Welcome talk from the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Students Union
- Campus tour including lecture blocks, library, and accommodation
- Buffet lunch with students
- Course-specific sessions – you can attend up to two sessions
- Drop-in Q&A session with accommodation, finance, admissions, and academics
- Optional visit to our Harnhill Farm and Fossehill Equestrian Centre
Make it a day out
At the Royal Agricultural University, you're perfectly situated to explore everything the South West has to offer.
Known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester is a busy student town with a great sense of history. Packed with high street and boutique shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, and bars; it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and unwind after the open day.
Why not finish the day with a trip into town, to explore the place that could soon be called ‘home’?
If you’re travelling 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 onsite.
If you’re travelling by train, the nearest station is Kemble. The University is a 10-minute taxi ride away from the station. We advise booking a taxi in advance to make your journey as smooth as possible. There is a helpful taxi guide on the Cotswold District Council website.
If you’re travelling by bus, the National Express stops at The Beeches Car Park, London Rd, Cirencester GL7 1BW. You will then need to get a taxi to the University campus.
Prior booking is essential and helps us to plan your day.
In addition to all of our open days, we also hold an annual two-day residential course, Discover RAU.