Ulster University to hold virtual open day for students and families

  • Ulster University will be running a virtual open day for prospective students on Saturday 5th September, with a virtual tour of the facilities and discussions from current students.

    The world of education may have been turned upside down in recent months, but university entrance is still going. Universities normally run public open days on-campus where students and families get a chance to see the facilities on offer and the kind of work in the courses on offer. Open days have always been particularly important in STEM fields, as facilities and academic research vary between universities.

    Traditional open days aren't Covid-19 friendly, so this year Ulster University is running its first ever virtual open day. The event will take place online on Saturday 5th September, and will be hosted by Ulster University alumnus Pete Snodden and Rebecca McKinney of Cool FM.

    A virtual tour of the university's four main campuses will show prospective students and their families the facilities on offer, and an information session will give details of everything from the application process and fees to accomodation. Current students will also discuss their lives and study at Ulster University, and the fact that the event is virtual will allow international students thinking of coming to Northern Ireland to get an idea of what's in store.

    Professor Brian Murphy, Interim Dean of Academic Business Development at Ulster University, commented on the virtual open day: "We understand that choosing a university and an undergraduate course is a big decision and that support from families and peers is important and that’s why our virtual open day invite is open to the student and their wider support network. Student life at Ulster is much more than classes and we pride ourselves on the pastoral support for students and invite you to hear the experiences of our current students on 5th September."

    Head over to the Ulster University Website to register your area of interest and you'll be sent a tailoted programme of talks and presentations for the virtual open day. 

    Source: Written based on press release

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