University & College
Virtual Open Days and Tours

We have a dedicated specialist university virtual events team that is highly experienced in planning and running online events for many of the top UK universities as well as International institutions.

Virtually showcasing a university and student life is an engaging and cost-efficient method to attract new undergraduate and postgraduate students, and convert existing offer holders from all over the world. It removes any budget or scheduling limitations that can come with physical open days and our environments enable universities to run multiple events across the year. Over 200,000 students attended virtual open days with us in the last year.

Uni Connect

iVent’s innovative new Uni-Connect suite of online tools gives universities huge flexibility in how they engage with prospective students providing the most cost & resource effective solution on the market.

We understand that student recruitment is all about connecting the uni with these students, which is why engagement is at the core of our Uni-Connect package. Comprising of 4 modules, which, in addition to our peer-to-peer module introducing prospective students to student ambassadors, Uni Connect is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing websites and CRM tools. With the functionality to hold a single or multiple virtual events or simply just allow students to connect, you can select the combination of modules which best suits your requirement.

Access to students in China

The iVent platform has been developed to work in China

Engage with students 365

Maintain the content rich virtual environment online all year round and allow for 24/7 student engagement

Sample Lecture platform

Give prospective students a taste of what to expect from lectures by streaming lectures across the globe

360 Virtual Tours

Showcase your university with a beautifully designed 360 campus tour

Host unlimited events

The iVent system enables you to run single live chats to full PG or UG open days to webinars to careers events

Add your YouTube channel

Embed all your video content in a branded channel format within the virtual environment

360 Virtual University Campus Tour
University of York Virtual Environment

“There's no going back for us now as quite simply the quality of the applicant is better. By that I mean that they are more likely to accept an offer because they've had the opportunity to ask all the questions they need and can revisit content at a later stage to refresh and reassure themselves”

Attract New Students With Virtual Open Days

There is no doubt that technology has had a big impact on almost every part of the education sector and is at the forefront of how the sector is developing into the future. Virtual open days allow your university or college to take full advantage of the latest digital platform technology to showcase what your institution offers to a more geographically dispersed audience of potential students in an efficient, modern way.

Whether it's university open days or a college experience days, using an online event removes barriers such as cost, time and distance to enable prospective students from all over the world to attend at the click of a button.

A virtual open day achieves the same goals as a physical open day but in a much more convenient and engaging way for all. We find students are very active at virtual open days, asking lots of questions and wanting to connect with both students and staff whether by keyboard, audio or video through our platform.

What Do Virtual University Open Days Offer?

There really are a whole host of benefits for both the students you hope to attract and for your institution when you use iVent's cutting-edge platform. In terms of your university or college, you will save a significant amount of time and money compared to arranging and hosting traditional open days.

Virtual events also give you a much wider reach than a physical open day. Potential students can attend your online event wherever they are based in your country or in the world. This is especially useful for institutions trying to attract Chinese or other international students from further afield who find it too expensive or time consuming to physically visit several institutions in one country. It also means that significantly higher numbers of prospective students can attend than would be possible if they were all required to physically visit the location, whether based in the UK or abroad.

For the students who attend, virtual open days provide a high quality and valuable experience. They enable students to have access to relevant staff, including live 1-to-1 sessions, and to other students. They can also see every part of the campus including accommodation in full HD quality. As digital natives, prospective students find the online platform and environments that power virtual open days intuitive and enjoyable to use.

Why Use An iVent Virtual Open Day?

Put simply, they allow you to offer a much more engaging event for a significantly higher number of potential students with reduced cost and operational considerations. All universities and colleges know the logistical effort that organising traditional open days requires; with an iVent virtual open day, the whole process becomes much smoother and easier to run. Of course, another great reason to use them is to showcase your institution as one that is right on the cutting-edge of the latest technologies.

Work With iVent To Revolutionise Your Open Days

We have a dedicated university events team who are passionate about helping you run open days online that will create a real buzz. Our easy to use interface can be operated by you, or we can do it all for you if you prefer. And with real-time analytical data from the event, you can see exactly what has worked and what to focus on in the future.

If you like the sound of what a virtual open day can do for you, then get in touch with our team to find out more.


The iVent support is outstanding as our clients will tell you and you will have access to speak to us for the duration of your live events. You will be assigned a dedicated event manager at the outset of each project so you have a professional to rely on if you need help. We will ensure you are ‘event ready’ before you go live.

Self Service & White Glove

The iVent platform has been developed with an easy-to-use admin interface so that you can manage your events and content as you wish and in real time however many clients want us to take the strain for them and take advantage of our full “white glove” service.


In the client admin portal you can access a wealth of statistics and data about your events. All of this is in ‘real time ‘meaning you can have an immediate and accurate snap-shot of how successful your event is while it is live. Easy to understand custom reports and graphs are available at the click of a button.

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