Undergraduate open days
Our Pearson Business School open days will give you an insight into all aspects of student life. Studying with us is a little bit different as you'll study in a professional environment, in the heart of a global company. The best way to get a feel of whether we're right for you is to come and see us for yourself.
Our open days offer you the opportunity to attend our subject talks and taster sessions, meet academics and current students, learn more about living and studying in London and it's also a chance to take a look around our impressive facilities. Come and join us and see what the buzz is about!
Book your place
To book your place please fill in your details below. You're very welcome to bring a parent or guardian along too.
These open days are designed specifically for those interested in undergraduate study. If you have any questions about an open day, please visit our FAQ page.
If you can't come along to an open day, you can book a personal visit at a time to suit you.
Our next undergraduate open days are:
- Saturday 17 September 2016 (9:30am - 3pm) at Pearson Business School Midtown
- Saturday 15 October 2016 (9:30am - 3pm) at Pearson Business School Midtown
Try our new open days app
Find out what's happening on the day and get directions to our MidTown campus. It's available for free on the App Store.
Open house Wednesdays
Can't make any of our Open Days? No problem! We're open on selected Wednesdays from 1-4pm. It's the perfect chance to visit us, and better still, you'll be able to:
- Check out our new campus!
- Attend a 'Welcome to Pearson College London & Pearson Business School' talk
- Meet our current students - you'll find out about student life in London and hear first-hand about their experiences
- Meet our academics - they're experts in the industry, so they LOVE to be asked questions... it's your opportunity to quiz them about your chosen course!
- Learn all about your chosen course - you'll get to find out more about our undergraduate degree programmes and can ask anything you like about our courses
- Hear about your accommodation options - we'll give you all the information you'll need about our student accommodation; where you choose to live is an important part of student life, so we'll make sure you get all the facts!
Book your place
All visitors are required to book a place on one of our forthcoming Open House Wednesday events. Please select your chosen Wednesday, using the drop-down menu on the booking form. Once you've made your booking, we'll send you confirmation and further information by email.
Location and directions
Studying for a degree takes dedication and hard work but we also want you to have lots of fun. Our amazing location in the heart of central London means you’ll benefit from being a student in what many call the greatest city on earth.
London is home to an estimated 350,000 students at any one time, so you’ll be part of a huge student community too, never short of people to meet or things to do. We don’t have a traditional campus, we have the whole of London and all it has to offer. Below are some of our main teaching venues, but you’ll also visit the workplaces of our industry partners and learn at their headquarters. That means you’ll experience a range of different environments, from traditional academic settings to small start-ups and large corporates.
Where you'll study
Pearson Business School students are primarily based at 190 High Holborn, at the centre of London’s MidTown area, which offers a hive of global corporations, law firms and savvy start-ups. Holborn is a great place to study and play, thanks to its central location which is perfectly located for the hubs of Covent Garden and Bloomsbury. You’ll also visit the workplaces of our industry partners and learn at their headquarters. You’ll get to experience a range of different environments, from small start-ups to large corporates, so you'll already feel comfortable in a professional environment by the time you graduate, giving you a head-start!
80 Strand is the headquarters for Pearson and is where lots of the Pearson College London team are based. If you study at Pearson Business School, you’ll be based here for some lectures, so it’ll be easy to find the Registry Team, who’ll be here to support you throughout your studies, whenever you need any help. You’ll also attend some industry workshops here too, at the heart of a thriving, contemporary FTSE100 company, in a vibrant working atmosphere. We’re in a beautiful Art Deco building, ideally placed between the River Thames and iconic Covent Garden, so you’ll truly be in the centre of London, with Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Westminster and the bustle of the South Bank just moments away.
Escape Studios is based in Shepherds Bush, West London. It’s at the heart of a thriving creative neighbourhood and offers fantastic transport links so you can easily explore all London has to offer. Shepherds Bush is home to a whole range of small, independent shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Westfield shopping centre, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe.
All of our locations are well connected to the rest of London by tube. Covent Garden, Embankment, Charing Cross and Waterloo tube stations are all around five minutes walk from 80 Strand, while Holborn and Covent Garden are best for 190 High Holborn. For Escape students, Shepherds Bush has an overground and an underground station just moment away. Alternatively, both locations are on countless bus routes if you’d prefer to travel above ground, and have bike storage facilities and nearby docking stations for ‘Boris bikes’ – Barclays’ London-wide cycle hire scheme.
When you finish for the day, you’ll be just minutes from the famous West End, if you want to snap up late deals for some of the world’s most famous musicals, plays and comedy shows. Covent Garden is on your doorstep and Oxford Street a few stops on the tube, so you’ll also have loads of fantastic shops, restaurants and cafes to explore. Best of all, you’ll be able to get student discounts in lots of places, with your NUS Extra card.
Living in London
Whether you live in halls, private accommodation, or outside London, you’ll get the best of London life. Our students live in all kinds of places, depending on their personal circumstances and where they want to be.
Halls of residence
Most of our first year students choose to live in one of our recommended halls of residence. For Pearson Business School students, we recommend accomodation based in either in Tufnell Park, near lively Camden, or Tower Bridge just a short walk from the Tower of London. For students studying at Escape Studios, we recommend halls in Notting Hill close to the exciting area of Portobello Road or in Wembley. You’ll get a chance to live with your fellow students, and students from universities across London, giving you lots of social opportunities. You’ll also benefit from great on-site facilities and security, and having all your utility bills included in your rent.
David, BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise student
"I decided to live in Tufnell Park halls. I’m glad I made that decision as my time in halls has been great, and I get on really well with my flatmates. You’ll get a good-sized room, small en-suite and a sizeable kitchen/lounge, so you can relax with your flatmates at the end of the day. It’s a five minute walk from the nearest tube station and around 20 minutes away from 80 Strand by tube, making travelling easy."
After a year in halls, most students choose to live in privately rented houses and flats. There’s no shortage of great places to live in London, with arty East London, cosmopolitan North London and leafy Clapham in the South, all a short journey away from where you’ll study.
Harry, BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise student
"I opted for a privately-rented flat shared with three others. My bedroom is a good size but our kitchen is small! I found the advert on gumtree.com, which was posted by a property agent. It’s important to be careful when renting this way, make sure you go to the agent’s office and get proper paperwork. For me, the decision’s paid off. I live on Brick Lane, at the centre of East London’s lively culture. From curries to vintage clothing, street art to fun bars and wild nightclubs, this area has plenty to keep me busy! I cycle to lectures at 80 Strand in 15 minutes, and the tube station is two minutes away if I need to go further."
Some of our students choose to live outside London and commute by train instead. All of our teaching locations are based in central London and have tube stations a five-minute walk away, so commuting daily is definitely doable.
Nethmi, BSc (Honours) Business and Enterprise student
"At first, I wasn’t excited about my one hour 15 minute commute from Suffolk, but I got used to it very quickly. It’s actually really valuable time to catch up with work! It’s great having a good group of friends based in London and there’s always an excuse to catch up with them and explore the capital and all it has to offer."