Record numbers expected for Open Day
(5th October 2007)
The University of Hertfordshire is predicting that its forthcoming Open Day weekend will be its busiest yet.
The University is opening its doors on Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October 2007 to potential students and their families. Judging by early registration figures over 6,000 visitors are expected to attend across the two days.
Campus tours, subject talks and student finance advice are just some of the things the visitors will experience as they get a taster of University life. Over 70 student ambassadors will be in attendance to answer questions and share experiences with potential students about what life at the University of Hertfordshire is really like.
Ross Renton, Deputy Head of Education Liaison (Senior Lecturer) said: “It is really important that potential students get a good idea of what University life will be like before they apply and there is no better way than an Open Day to decide whether a particular University is for you. We find that what our visitors value more than anything is the chance to ask our student ambassadors questions about the realities of student life.
“We are delighted with the expected numbers this year, continuing the trend that the University of Hertfordshire is increasingly becoming a first choice for students.”
Visitors will see some new developments at the University including the Health Research Building on the College Lane Campus, home to state-of-the-art training facilities for healthcare professionals and the new brand of the University reflecting its modern, dynamic, business-facing approach. Looking further into the future a model of the new Student Forum, which will offer students a brand new social environment from 2009, will also be on display.
Due to the imminent postal strikes the University of Hertfordshire will not be able to send out joining instructions. However visitors can register and access a joining pack on the University’s website at: www.herts.ac.uk