Open Days FAQs

Here are some questions we’re regularly asked about our Open Days. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for here, please get in touch.

  • Do I need to book a place on an Open Day?

    Yes - you should book your place in advance using our online booking forms.

  • Are the Open Days all on one campus?

    No. We run Open Days on the same days at each of our campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester. We also hold course talks at the Maidstone TV Studios for the BA (Hons) Television Production course.

  • How do I know which campus to attend?

    We recommend you visit the campus that offers the course you're most interested in. For a full list of the campuses and the courses they offer visit:

  • What if I'm interested in courses on different campuses?

    We have lots of Open Days throughout the year, especially between September and December, so you can visit as many campuses as you like. However if this isn't possible for you, we'll try to answer any questions you may have about courses offered at our other campuses when you visit us.

    As well as the opportunity to find out about a particular course, our Open Days will also give you the chance to get lots of general information about UCA as a whole.

  • Will I get an Open Day programme?

    You’ll be able to pick up a copy of the Open Day programme on the day or alternatively you can download a copy in advance from the open day event page.

  • Do I have to come for the whole day?

    Once you receive your Open Day programme, you can plan your day and work out what time you need to attend. Registration will open at 9.30am on all campuses, with the talks starting at 10am.  

  • How do I sign up to the live Twitter feed?

    Follow @UniCreativeArts on Twitter to receive live updates and use #UCAOpenDays to join the conversation before, during and after your visit!

  • Where can I park?

    Parking at all our campuses is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please see below for information about each campus.


    We have limited parking on campus particularly if you are visiting us on a week day. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on + 44 (0)1227 817 302 to arrange this.

    We recommend that you use the Park and Ride car park which is on New Dover Road (postcode for satnav CT1 3EJ). The bus journey to the campus is only about 5 minutes. If you mention to the driver where you are headed they can help with stops. You can also look out for the large Canterbury College sign as the UCA campus is located to the left of this.  

    For information about the all the car parks available, please visit the Canterbury City Council website. 


    We have limited parking on campus particularly if you are visiting us on a week day. Exceptions can be made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on +44 (0)1372 728 811 to arrange this.

    The nearest car parks to the campus are Depot Road (postcode for satnav KT17 4RJ) or at the Ashley Centre (postcode for satnav KT18 5AL), both are about a 5 minute walk away. 

    For details of public car parks nearby please visit the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council website.


    There is no visitor parking available at the campus at the moment due to building work. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on +44 (0)1252 722 441 to arrange this.

    There are two pay and display car parks very close to the campus - the Upper and Lower Hart (postcode for satnav GU9 7HA) car parks.

    There are also a number of car parks located within a short distance from the campus, for further information please visit the Waverley Borough Council website.


    Unfortunately there is no parking available at Rochester and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact UCA Rochester directly on +44 (0)1634 888 702 to arrange this.

    There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are a number of car parks nearby and the nearest one is at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham (postcode for satnav ME4 4LA) or there is also King Street Car Park in Rochester (postcode for a satnav ME1 1YD). Both of these are about a 10-15 minute walk away and the campus is on top of a steep hill!

    For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway Council website.

    Maidstone Studios

    There is free on-site parking available at the Maidstone Studios.


    If you need any further information on other parking options nearby, please email


  • Do I need to register on the day?

    Yes - please come and let us know you're here! When you arrive, there will be students and signs to direct you. When you sign in, we'll let you know where you need to go for each part of your day.

  • Will I be able to speak to current students on the day?

    Absolutely! We'll have lots of student ambassadors on hand to tell you about their experiences at UCA and answer any questions you might have.

  • Can I go on a campus tour on an Open Day?

    Yes - the student ambassadors take regular campus tours throughout the day so you can have a look around all of our facilities.

  • Can I visit your student accommodation during the Open Day?

    On the day, we'll have an example of student accommodation available for you to look at.

  • Is there somewhere to eat on campus?

    Our on-site cafeteria will be open on the day and we'll provide you with complimentary tea and coffee, too.

  • Can I bring my friends?

    Yes you can - please remember to indicate your party size on the booking form. If your party size changes, please email to let us know so we can update our numbers.

  • I'm a teacher and would like to bring a group of students to an Open Day. How can I make a booking?

    Please email if you'd like to make a booking for a group of students and we'll be pleased to accommodate you.

  • I booked onto an Open Day but can no longer attend - can I amend my booking?

    Yes, just email to let us know.

  • I haven't booked and the online booking is closed - can I still attend?

    We recommend that you make your booking online in advance of the day. However, if the booking system is closed (we usually do this around 24 hours before the event), you can still attend - we can take some details from you when you arrive and provide you with your Open Day programme on the day. Please be aware though that some course talks may be full.

  • I require disabled parking/assistance. How do I let you know?

    Simply contact us via and we'll be happy to help.

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