We’re delighted to welcome you to Norland for our next open day on Saturday 12 October 2024, 9.30am-4.30pm.

We know just how important attending an open day is in your decision to study at Norland. A Norland open day provides the perfect opportunity to visit our campus and to speak to our current students, graduates and staff about all aspects of our award-winning early childhood degree and integrated Norland diploma.

When you book, you’ll be asked to select your preferred presentation time slot. The Discover Norland presentation will be led by Principal Dr Janet Rose and Vice Principal Mandy Edmond, who will be accompanied by a current Norland student and a fully qualified graduate, known as a Norlander or Norland Nanny. The presentation will last approximately an hour and 20 minutes.

You’ll also be able to explore our Oldfield Park campus and speak to current students and staff from a range of departments, including the academic team, placements, student support, admissions, accommodation, finance and the Norland Agency. You should allow yourself around two and half hours at Norland to attend the presentation, look around our facilities and speak to staff and students. We can’t wait to welcome you to Norland to give you a taste of what studying here is really like.

A male and a female Norland Nanny students in their uniform holding a sign saying Welcome to Norland at an open day

Book your place

Space for our open day presentations is limited. Once each presentation reaches capacity, we’ll remove it from the booking form. Therefore, if you book and your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your space to someone else.

Guests tend to spend around two to three hours on site, including the Discover Norland presentation, which lasts for approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

Due to limited space, our open days are for prospective students, their supporters and teachers/careers advisers only. We run these events at maximum capacity and are, therefore, unable to welcome family and friends of current students/Norlanders. Many thanks for your understanding.

Norland is not liable for covering the costs of travel and/or accommodation for open day attendees in the event of the open day being cancelled, such as in the case of adverse weather or due to government COVID restrictions.

If you can’t attend our open day, we offer a range of virtual open events designed to help you to find out more about Norland from the comfort of your sofa.

Watch some of our previous events

Admissions and Visa Student Q&A session – September 2023

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Norland Unwrapped – BA (Hons) Early Childhood and Care & Norland diploma

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Norland Unwrapped – Student Life

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Norland Unwrapped – Student Support

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“I cannot express how impressed my daughter and I were with our trip to Norland for its open day in beautiful Bath. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful, and full of useful information about life at Norland and beyond. The day ran like clockwork, and staff had thought of our every query. We really enjoyed the presentation by current students and fully-fledged Norlanders, which was full of fascinating insights into both studying and working, and we also had a fantastically inspirational talk from the Principal, Dr Janet Rose – we could have listened to her all day! We wished we could have stayed longer but hope to be back again very soon!”

Open day visitor

Travelling to Norland

Open days take place at our Oldfield Park campus. Please note: there is no on-site parking and extremely limited local parking. There are a number of car parks in Bath. If you require disabled parking, please email us after you’ve made your booking.

Our address is: Norland, 39-41 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB

By train: the nearest train station is Oldfield Park, which is a 10-minute walk away from Norland and is regularly serviced by trains from Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour. Bath Spa station is regularly serviced by trains from Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington and Cardiff Central. It is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi drive from Norland. Taxis are available from outside the train station and Uber also operates in the city.

By bus: Regular bus services to Oldfield Park leave from the bus station next to Bath Spa train station. You can plan your journey using the First bus journey planner. Park and ride services also operate in the city. Bath has regular bus services and is served by national bus companies, including services from Bristol and London.

Further information on travelling to Bath is provided by Visit Bath.

Students, NQNs and graduates discuss the importance of attending a Norland open day in their decision-making process

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