Postgraduate open days and webinars

This is the ideal time to study a postgraduate course at the RAU. The current global challenges of food security, climate change and Brexit provide unprecedented opportunities for the industry and those who work within it.

You may be wondering about the status of these events given the current Covid-19 outbreak. At the moment these events are still scheduled to take place. We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and will provide updates in due course. The wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our priority and we continue to follow the latest advice from the UK Government and Public Health England. You can also read the latest RAU Covid-19 advice and information.


The need to produce more food and manage the land sustainability, while enhancing the rural economy and sustaining its vital communities, will lead to a wealth of career options.  Your studies here will be extremely valuable in helping you shape not only your own career but also the future of the industry.

Open day dates and webinars

Tuesday 13 October 20205:00pm - 5:45pmIntroduction to RAU Webinar >

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.

At the RAU, we are committed to creating a stimulating, innovative environment in which to pioneer new modes of thought and explanation which will directly impact on the sector. We pride ourselves on our links with industry and our courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide. 

Many former students have gone on to perform at the highest levels across a broad range of careers. There are numerous options to choose from; whether that be leading innovation and change in the land management, farming, agri-food or equine industries, informing future land-based policy or setting up businesses. The reach and influence of the RAU alumni network worldwide is extraordinary.

Set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, our small size provides a real sense of community amongst students and staff, which supports, develops and encourages postgraduates from all backgrounds to achieve their ambitions.

Our open days are the perfect opportunity for you to visit the University and get a feel for what life as a student is really like. You will get chance to:

  • Discuss the courses with academic staff
  • Campus tour including lecture block, library and accommodation
  • Find out more about fees, scholarships, and bursaries

>> Prior booking is essential and helps us to plan your day. Please see the dates above <<

Can't make an open day?

If you can’t make one of our open days, why not come along to one of our 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.

If you're unable to make any of the dates/times above, please get in touch.

Getting here

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. 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.

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.