When considering a jewellery school, you’d usually take advantage of an open day to visit in person. While these events may be postponed for now, you can still get to know the schools you’re interested in: virtual open days are a great alternative to a physical visit, allowing you to discover all sorts of information about the school without leaving your house. Here we’ll discuss some of their advantages.
Meet staff and students
One of the major advantages of attending a virtual open day is that you’ll be able to hear about the school directly from people who are working or studying there. More often than not, you can meet the tutors and professors who might be teaching you, as well as the admissions team. They should be able to give you a better sense of what the learning process at the school is like. It’s also a good opportunity to get to know the school’s teachers and start building a relationship with them.
Many virtual open days also include student testimonials, and some will even let you speak directly to current learners. Hearing first-hand from learners is a great way to find out about the student experience in addition to the content available on the school’s website. In this way, virtual open days can give you access to insights from a student perspective.
Ask questions, get answers
Do you have any burning questions about the school, its courses or student life? A virtual open day is an ideal opportunity to get answers. Speaking directly to staff and students from the school will allow you to get relevant information in real time, including about any content you might previously have seen on the website, and would like more information on.
This is an invaluable chance to get responses that are tailored to your particular circumstances. These personalised answers can give you a clearer idea of whether the school is right for you. They can also help you work out which of the institution’s courses is best suited to you and your needs. You can ask about extracurricular activities, student events and further study opportunities. You might even get an idea of the specific course modules you want to take, which will allow you to start planning how you will use your time at the school.
Get a feel for the atmosphere
You may wonder how virtual open days compare to the physical experience of visiting a school. In fact, you could be surprised as to just how accurate an impression of the institution you can get. This is important because, along with information about courses and teaching, you need to get a feel for the school’s atmosphere, and speaking to their admissions and academic teams can be one of the best ways to do this. After all, having access to a learning environment where you feel comfortable and supported is essential.
It’s vital to get an idea of whether the school is somewhere you feel you can evolve and grow. And thanks to virtual open days, you can do this from the comfort of your own home. Not only is this more convenient, it also means you’ll save on transport costs. And you can even visit schools that you might not be able to get to in person under normal circumstances.
Interested in attending a BAJ Virtual Open Day? You can book your place here.