The annual Higher Expectations Survey asks over 10,000 current students from universities across the UK questions about their student experience.

When asked whether they were ‘impressed’ by their university’s Open Day, 64 per cent of Bath students said they ‘strongly agreed’.

That ranks Bath as equal first for its Open Day alongside Oxford University.

Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching said: “This is a fantastic achievement and just reward for a true team effort.

“As we know Open Days are becoming increasingly important in terms of student recruitment and last year we welcomed record numbers of visitors to our campus in June and September.

“We had some excellent feedback following both events, and this survey backs that up with our current students saying our Open Days helped convince them to choose Bath.

“I’d like to thank all those staff and students from academic and professional services departments who work so hard both in the run up, and during the days themselves, to create such a positive first impression.

“Of course being ranked first doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels and we can always continue to make improvements with your help.

“In the coming weeks colleagues from Marketing & Communications will again be asking for your help to ensure we show off our campus and all it offers in the very best possible light at the next Open Day on Thursday 19 June.

“If you are not already involved in running a departmental stand, talk or tour but are free to help, for either a part or full day, then the planning team would love to hear from you.”

Anyone interested in helping should contact Jen Hulett, Events Assistant on x5985 or email: