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Campus welcomes thousands of would-be students

03 Oct 2012

Around 15,000 set to flock to the University this weekend for the Undergraduate Open Day.

Student Ambassador at work

The visitors will get a real feel for the University by taking part in a range of activities including 70 different subject talks, presentations on key student services such as student finance, accommodation and sport and tours of the campus or library.

New sessions include a Parents’ Information talk and stand, staffed by volunteers from across the University who have recently had the same experience. The Heritage Centre is also showcasing how the University has played a role in the discoveries that have shaped our modern world.

Organiser Rebecca Lee, from the Directorate for the Student Experience, said: “Planning for an Open Day takes around seven months and is only possible through all areas of the University coming together.  Colleagues in Schools and within the DSE have been working hard for many months planning their sessions, as well as working on the actual open days – proving that our Open Days really are a whole team effort.

“We are also grateful to the 150 Student Ambassadors taking part – their presence is essential as they are often the people that prospective students want to talk to.”

A full Open Day programme can be downloaded here and for more information please email