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Open day questions: technology students

Thinking of studying a technology degree? Find out if it's the right course for you by asking these key questions when you're out at an open day...

About the course

  • Are my teachers also practitioners?
  • How much of this course is practical and how much is theory?
  • How much academic work involved i.e. writing essays?

Facilities and equipment

  • What books/equipment will I need to buy?
  • How much time will I need to spend in the library/ labs each week?

Placements and work experience

  • Are there any industrial placements/field trips?
  • Do I need to have practical work experience to do this course?
  • Will companies take on interns from this course?


  • What is the split between exam/coursework/Group works/presentations?
  • Do I need to complete a dissertation/ research based project?

Technology graduate prospects

  • How can I get the most out of this course?
  • Does the uni have any contacts with industry?
  • What have graduates on this course gone on to do?


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