University Visit Day a Huge Success
The University’s second Visit Day of the year took place on Saturday 11th October and was a great success. The first university-wide visit day to be held at the weekend, the event attracted between four and five thousand visitors, who took part in a range of activities throughout the day, including talks on student life, academic departments and student finance and tours of the campus.
The University’s Schools and Colleges Liaison team put the popularity of the event down to it being held on a Saturday, which meant that many students were accompanied by more than one member of their family. The timing of the event may also have appealed to Year 13 students in well informed schools who have high levels of academic achievement and are currently filling their UCAS forms. Many other top universities also hold their visit days in this period of time.
Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer Roger Gould said, “Although there were some issues relating to facilities that we need to address because of the large influx of people, visitor feedback was extremely good, and there was very brisk and focussed interest from the prospective students”.
Sue Hubbard, who organised the event added, “Thanks are due to all university staff and students who contributed to the success of the Visit Day but also to staff who worked hard behind the scenes, technicians, porters, security, catering and estates staff.”