NEWS RELEASE: Hundreds to get taste of uni life at Open Day

For immediate release: Tuesday 11 October 2011

Hundreds of school leavers and mature learners will get a first-hand taste of life at university tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 October), meeting students and experiencing everything from a forensic science crime scene to a recording studio.

The annual Open Day at the University of Abertay Dundee is designed specifically to let people of all ages and backgrounds discover what university is really like.  All of Abertay’s academic departments are taking part, with lecturers and students on hand to answer any question.

Some of the most exciting sessions involve students seeing Abertay’s hand-on facilities, including the simulation ward for training nursing students, the mock crime scenes for forensic science, and the industry-standard recording studio.

Other sessions include learning about ethical hacking, and getting tips on becoming an entrepreneur. Anyone interested in finding out more should arrive at 12 noon tomorrow (12 October) to register at Abertay’s main Kydd Building on Bell Street. The Open Day runs until 4.30pm.

Student Recruitment Manager Lesley Balfour said: “Abertay is very proud of its incredibly high-standard facilities, from computing gaming to business, health, science and much more. Letting potential students see the inside of Abertay, and meet our incredibly enthusiastic students, is really the best way to learn what university life is really like.

“Year after year, our students tell us how much they enjoy having direct access to lecturers and getting to know people from countries all around the world. The Open Day lets people see for themselves what’s on offer, and get honest advice from students currently at Abertay.”

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