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Hopefully this list of FAQs answer any questions you may have about our Open Days, if not, or you have any other query at all, then please feel free to contact us studentrecruitment@hw.ac.uk.

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I cannot attend either Open Day date. Can I arrange to visit on a different day?
Yes you can. We would be very happy to arrange a visit for you on an alternative date. Please e-mail us.
I have registered to attend on your website, what else do I need to book?
Nothing! Once you've registered to attend our Open Day, all of the activities on the day are drop-in and unreserved. Please note however, that we will prioritise prospective students over family and other guests for any activities that become crowded.
Can I bring my accompanying guests with me on a tour or to a presentation?
Yes, provided there are spaces available. All activities on the day are drop in and unreserved. Please note however, that we will prioritise prospective students over accompanying guests for any activities that become crowded.
I wish to go on a tour, where should I go?
You will be advised on arrival and more details will be available in the Open Day programme.
I wish to attend a presentation, where should I go?
Please check your Open Day programme for venue details and make your way to the room 5 minutes before the presentation is due to start.
Is it best to arrive at 10am exactly?
You can come and go as you please during the day, and you don’t have to arrive ‘on-time’ at 10am. Similarly, you won’t have to stay until 4pm, but most visitors remain with us for 3 - 4 hours. We recommend arriving by 2.30pm at the latest.
Do I need to bring my booking ticket with me?
Yes, please bring your ticket with you (either printed or on your phone), however, don’t worry if you forget, we will still check you in!
Is there somewhere to eat on campus?
The campus canteen will be open all day and serving light lunches and snacks. Please just follow the signs or ask for directions.
Should I bring a portfolio of my work with me?
If you have work you would like to show to the academic staff who teach our undergraduate degree programmes then they would be happy to talk this over with you. They can also give you some guidance on what the School of Textiles & Design is looking for in a portfolio when you apply through UCAS.
Is the School and campus disability friendly?
Disability is not a barrier to studying at HWU and enjoying every aspect of student life. Our campus is well equipped for those of you who have a disability or special need. Please contact us as early as possible so that we have time to put any required support in place for you. Accessible information can be made available in alternative formats if required. Please contact the Disability Service on 0131 451 3509 or disability@hw.ac.uk.