Booking & attendance
Do I have to book to attend an open day?
Yes, you will need to book a place on our open day. Please click on the Book Now button above.
Will I receive confirmation of my booking?
Once you've completed your booking, you'll receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. We'll also send you a reminder email closer to the time.
Do I need to let you know of any changes to my booking?
Please do let us know if you can no longer make it to the open day. We can get you booked onto an alternative open day or a campus tour.
Can I bring guests with me?
Yes, we really encourage you to take advice from your parents, family and friends, who will be supporting and helping you throughout your applicant journey. We encourage you to bring them along so they can get involved in the day too.
Where can I eat on the day?
Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the open day, but if you fancy something more, grab a bite to eat in The Works dining area - a lively space for students to socialise and recharge that creative energy. The homemade cakes are a must!
What if I can't make the date?
Don’t worry, if you can't make it to one of our open days, you can book onto one of our Campus Tours, with an opportunity to learn more about UoC, speak to a student ambassador and have a really good look around.
Travel & access
Traveling by train
Carlisle is on the main west coast rail line from London to Glasgow and also has a direct, cross-country connection to Newcastle. Carlisle railway station is about a 25- minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.
Walking directions from the train station
Head left towards English St, crossing the road north into Scotch St (town centre). Walk ten minutes down Scotch St towards Civic Centre building. Take steps down towards Hardwicke Circus underpass. Continue north, past fountain feature. At the top of the stairs, turn right and right again, travelling to-wards Eden Bridge. Pass the Chinese Gardens, walking straight onto Brampton Road.
Walk ten minutes until you reach a set of traffic lights. The campus is on your left.
Traveling by car
The postcode for sat navs is CA3 9BJ.
Leave the M6 at junction 44 and join the A689 signposted Hexham. At the next roundabout take the last exit (B264) and follow the road into town (Brampton Road). Continue for two miles until housing gives way to railed parkland. The main entrance is on the right.
Free parking is available on campus. Our friendly staff will be on hand to direct you to our car parks.
Travelling by bus
Bus 76 from the Market Hall in the town centre is the most frequent bus service and stops on Stanwix Bank/Scotland Road about 400m from campus. The Stagecoach 179 stops on Brampton Road
Support for visitors with disabilities
If you require any specific support during your visit, please speak to a member of staff during registration. Our campus map outlines our disabled parking spaces and accessible routes.
Talks & tours
Campus and accommodation tours
Our student ambassadors will be on hand throughout the day to take you on a tour of our beautiful Brampton Road campus and our student accommodation. It's the perfect chance to pick their brains about what it's really like being a student at the University of Cumbria!
There is usually an accommodation tour every hour and a campus tour every half hour.
Subject specific talks and interactive sessions
These are brilliant opportunities to delve deeper into our courses. Our passionate staff will introduce you to the subjects and the departments - you'll even be able to take part in a taster session!
Information stands and talks for our academic and support services will be available throughout the day. Our staff will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions about:
- Accommodation support
- Student admissions
- Career and employability advice
- Student finance and managing your money
- Disability advice
- Mental health and counselling support
- Student parents support
- Library and Student Services
- Any other support you may require at university
When you study with the University of Cumbria, you will have access to advice about your course, academic skills development, your wellbeing, university life in general and your future career direction. Support is provided in a number of ways; it can be online, by phone or if you need it, in person.