Deciding where and what to study can be a big decision, with lots of factors to consider.

We believe the best way to decide if a course at the UCO is the right choice for you is to come and visit us and chat with us in person.

Our Open Days run throughout the year and are a friendly, informal way to get a feel for the university and ask any questions you may have. These events also offer you the chance to see our facilities, including the UCO Clinic; to chat to teaching staff, current students and practicing osteopaths, and to get useful information and advice on applying and career opportunities.

Open Days are free to attend but can be very popular, so we ask that you register in advance to let us know you are coming. Feel free to bring along family or friends who may be able to help you with your decision.

"The Open Day gave me a real insight into osteopathy and confirmed that I’d be studying osteopathy at university. It also showed me the great teaching facilities and community feel that the UCO had to offer. My advice to you is, make sure you come to an Open Day - to truly see if it is for you. You have to visit the university, no websites or prospectuses can match that!" ~ Sarah, Open Day attendee

Upcoming Open Days

The dates for our open days that will be held during the 2019-20 academic year will be added here as soon as they become available. 

If you are unable to make it to an open day but are still keen to visit us, please get in touch and we'll do our best to accomodate you. We can also arrange clinic observations and taster sessions – contact us to find out more. 

Clearing drop-in sessions

If you are applying to us via Clearing this summer, we'll be hosting drop-in sessions on both Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August. These sessions will give you a chance to find out more about your chosen course, meet some of our students and course leaders and discuss your options with them. You will also be able to take a tour of the UCO and our teaching clinic to see where you would be studying. Join us for a cuppa and cake on: 

  • Friday 16 August: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 17 August: 10am – 2pm

If you are unable to make these dates, don’t worry. Our admissions team will be able to organise a suitable time for you to come and visit us. Please email with a preferred date and time.  

Taster sessions

If you'd like to get a more in-depth feel for what it is like to be a student at the UCO, we would be happy to organise a bespoke taster day experience for you. Depending on availability, this could include sitting in on lectures or technique classes or attending our clinic as an observer. Please note that you will need to be aged 16+ to take part in some activities.

If you have specific questions or concerns, we can put you in touch with someone who may be able to help  whether it be a course leader, clinic tutor, member of support staff or a student  either on the day of your visit, or via a follow-up call or email.

If you are interested in attending a taster session or clinic observation, please contact us to discuss this further. It would be helpful if you could provide as much information as possible about any areas you are particularly interested in finding out about so that we can try to accomodate your request to the best of our ability.

As part of our commitment to widen access to higher education, we also organise a number of outreach activities