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Open Day Competition

Using Twitter, Instagram or Snap Chat with #NUOpenDay we would love to know how you are enjoying your Open Day.

On our Open Days use #NUOpenDay to share your thoughts with us on Twitter, Snap Chat and Instagram and we’ll pick our favourite post every hour between 9am – 3pm to win a prize.

You must use #NUOpenDay within your social post to be considered and be in with a chance to win a prize. 

Open Days which are open to students to enter the competition are listed below.Lets -Get -Social _THUMB_Updated MAY2016

  • Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July
  • Saturday 24th September
  • Saturday 29th October
  • Saturday 26th November 

The competition is only open to visitors of the Open Day and full terms and conditions can be found below.

For some ideas of what you could enter with check out our 'Let's Get Social' checklist by clicking on the picture. 

Star Prize

We will be running an additional Star Prize competition after Open Day for the chance the win an Apple Sport Watch! We will ask you to tweet, Instagram or Snap us your overall experience of Open Day or what your favourite part was. You must include #NUOpenDay to enter. Entries will open from 3pm - Midnight on all of the following dates: 

  • Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July - at the end of this weekend
  • Saturday 24th September
  • Saturday 29th October
  • Saturday 26th November  

Star winners from each open day will be picked on the following Monday.


Each eligible entry will be considered and a favourite will be chosen every hour between 9am - 3pm by a member of the social media team. A member of the social media team will inform winners via the platform they use to enter. Prizes will be a Northumbria Hoodie and the Star Prize will be an Apple Sport Watch.


If you have any questions about the competition then please email us at stating Open Day Competition in the subject line.


Please note, any images containing inappropriate or offensive material will not be accepted into the competition

If your image contains anyone other than yourself you must have permission to enter the image into the competition on the social platform and the responsibility lies with you.

You must use the #NUOpenDay in your social post.

All entries will be checked against our Open Day attendance to make sure the entries considered attended the Open Day.


Only enquirers visiting an Open Day are eligible to enter.

Posts valid for entry into the Open Day competition must be posted onto the specified social platforms between 8am and 3pm on the day of Open Day.

Only social posts including the #NUOpenDay will be eligible for entry.

Visitors can enter as many times as they like, by posting social media posts across all of the specified social platforms between the given times.

Northumbria staff will select the best social posts that conform to the T&Cs of each Open Day and then choose a favourite to win.

Winners will be contacted on the day of the Open Day via the platform they used to enter.

Prizes won cannot be altered or exchanged for a cash prize.

Any visitor who posts a social media post that contains any negative or offensive imagery or wording will automatically be removed from the competition and not eligible to win.

Social platforms that visitors are able to use for entry into the competition are Snap Chat, Twitter and Instagram. Whilst you can use other platforms to post social comments to your followers about the day these will not be considered for the competition.

Visitors do not have to accept a place at Northumbria University in order to win a prize and the competition is purely to increase social media activity around Open Days.

Northumbria University have the final say in who is eligible to enter and who wins. Northumbria University’s decision is final.

Competitions are not open to employees.

No purchase necessary.

Posting your uploads to the social media platforms is not proof that we have seen your entry. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are missed, or which are not seen for any reason when Northumbria University staff are monitoring the social media hashtags to be used in the competition.

The closing time for each draw is 3pm on the Open Day date, and Northumbria University reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

If you win, we will notify you by the platform you used to enter before the end of the Open Day. If you do not respond within 48 hours of being notified, you will forfeit your prize and Northumbria University reserves the right to choose another winner. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

By entering the competition and using #NUOpenDay you are giving Northumbria University permission to use your post, including video and image content, and social media username, in any marketing material, social media platform and on our website..

The prize will not be transferable to another person.

No part of a prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

If an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.

The next Open Day which is open to applicants to enter the competition is listed below.

  • Friday 1st July

Star Prize

Star Prize entry will open from 3pm - Midnight on the following dates:

  • Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July from 3pm. One winner will be picked from both days
  • Saturday 24th September
  • Saturday 29th October
  • Saturday 26th November

We will ask students to tweet, Instagram or Snap Chat their overall experience of Open Day and favourite part. Entries must include #NUOpenDay to enter.

Star winners from each open day will be picked on the following Monday.

This competition is being run by Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

Please read our Privacy Policy which tells you how we use any personal information we may collect about you by entering a competition.

Northumbria University reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. Northumbria University may also create rules which will apply to a specific competition only. If we do this we will publish the amended competition rules and/or specific competition rules on the relevant competition page.

If the competition or promotion is run on Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram, Google+, or other social media platforms, then it is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with these social media platforms. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless these social media platforms from any and all liability associated with this promotion.

Northumbria University will endeavour to send prizes within a month of the competition end date but cannot guarantee this delivery time.

The competition is governed by English law.

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