Open days for undergraduate and postgraduate courses

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

Come along and hear first-hand from the teaching staff about the courses we have to offer. You can also have a look around our beautiful campus, chat to current students about the courses they are studying, and about the social life in Cirencester.

Find out about what to expect on an undergraduate open day.

Find out about what to expect on a postgraduate open day

Wednesday 23 October 201911am - 3pmUndergraduate open day >
Wednesday 6 November 201911am - 3pmUndergraduate open day >
Saturday 25 January 20201pm - 4pmPostgraduate open day >
Saturday 20 June 20201pm - 4pmPostgraduate open day >
Saturday 5 September 20201pm - 4pmPostgraduate open day >

Worried about the cost of getting to us for an open day?

If you're a UK student coming to an undergraduate open day, we may be able to reimburse your travel costs as part of our Widening Access Bursary if you live in a 'low higher education progression area'. Please get in touch with and one of the team will be very happy to help you and let you know if you are eligible.

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’?

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

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 provide a bus service to and from the University, timings of which are included in your pre-arrival guide which is emailed to you a week prior to your open day of choice.

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.