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Explore These UK Universities Without Leaving Your Home

Posted in Student Life by on August 24, 2020

Deciding where to take the next steps in your higher education journey can be tough, but by not being able to walk around at a university open day, the decision is made all the more difficult. Right now, visiting universities that you’re thinking of studying at in person is out of the question. Luckily, many of the universities that are close by to Nido’s locations are offering virtual tours that allow prospective students to get a feel for their facilities, campus and any other services they have to offer, without even having to get out of bed (if you so desire).

We’ve collected all the virtual tours offered by universities close to each Nido location below for you to check out at any time.



University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham’s Virtual Campus Tour provides an immersive, 360-degree experience of one of the best-looking campuses in the UK, allowing you to explore everything from its physics lab and sports centre to the uni’s law department, and beyond. There’s even blogs and insights from current students, offering their own helpful thoughts on university life here, too.

Take a look for yourself here.


Visit Coventry University online


Coventry University

Split up into facilities, subject areas, and student life, Coventry University’s virtual tour is in-depth and extensive, letting you get to know the campus as if you were there. Peppered with open day videos, blogs and opinion pieces for extra information, if you’re planning on studying in Coventry, their 360-degree tour will certainly help you reach a decision.

Check it out here.


University of Edinburgh

Head over to the University of Edinburgh’s YouTube page and you’ll find a whole host of resources to help you get to know university life at this prestigious institution. From student vlogs on the realities of studying in Edinburgh to insights from postgraduates, it’s a great way to get a feel for the place from the people experiencing it first-hand.

Take a look at their videos here.


Glasgow School of Art

Thinking of studying at Glasgow’s esteemed creative hub? Their Vimeo page features a plethora of in-depth videos ranging from student profiles to the breadth of course options that are available to study. It’s an off-campus institution so there are no virtual tours, but this is definitely the next best option.

Check out what they have to offer here.

Tour university of Liverpool online


University of Liverpool

With its map-of-the-city-style interface, University of Liverpool’s virtual tour makes getting around the institution’s facilities easy and immersive. Click on a location and you’ll get a 360-degree tour around the building, lecture theatre or lab of your choice, getting to know everything up close and in detail without the legwork of walking around a city.

Go for a stroll around the uni here.


London Metropolitan University

With a YouTube page boasting hundreds of videos, as well as a page dedicated to films of student life; getting to know what it’s like at London Metropolitan University is easy, providing a glimpse of the student experience in a matter of minutes.

Check out their YouTube page here, as well as their London Met on Film page here.


Northumbria University Newcastle

Students interested in studying at Northumbria University Newcastle have to pre-book in advance onto the virtual open day of their chosen subject’s school, but they offer a chance to explore their campus and get to know the student community with a range of subject talks, live Q&As and live chats.

Take a look at the available spaces here.

Tour Newcastle University Remotely

Newcastle University

Newcastle University’s virtual tour is a detailed and in-depth jaunt around both the campus and the city that surrounds it, allowing prospective students a chance to explore with ease. Whatever you’re looking to learn more about, you’re sure to find it.

Take a walk around Newcastle here.


University of Southampton

Easy to navigate and with plenty of information to be found, the University of Southampton’s virtual tour lets you explore the campus, city and your chosen subject’s facilities as if you were actually there. Plus, there are plenty of videos on student life check out too!

See for yourself here.


Solent University Southampton

Solent University’s innovative virtual tour is as impressive as the facilities you’ll be taking a look around. With plenty of viewing options to check out, exploring every aspect of the institution is a breeze to do. Don’t take our word for it though, take a look here.


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