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UCLan announces October Open Day

09 October 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

University to welcome prospective students

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is opening its doors to prospective students on Sunday 19 October and will for the first time hold an interactive subject showcase as part of its Open Day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to speak to staff and students and find out all they need to know about the University and about the wide range of courses on offer. Throughout the day there will be a number of information sessions taking place offering specific course details, general talks on the University, accommodation and financial matters. Tutors are also available to offer advice between subject talk sessions.

The Open Day subject showcase, held in UCLan’s Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, will give prospective students a taste of the practical side of learning with sessions across a variety of courses. Highlights include a CSI skills test, the chance to be a judge in a pop-up courtroom, a look at the UCLan eco-marathon car and a lesson in the role of science in improving sport and exercise performance.

“The Open Day subject showcase has something for everyone and it will allow our visitors to see some of the exciting research taking place here at UCLan and have a taste of what they could be doing as part of their studies.”

UCLan recruitment officer Carl Ibison commented: “Deciding what university to apply for is a big decision and not something to rush into. We encourage all prospective students to make the most of our Open Day by talking to lecturers, taking a walk around the campus and chatting to current students to really find out what we’re about.”

“The Open Day subject showcase has something for everyone and it will allow our visitors to see some of the exciting research taking place here at UCLan and have a taste of what they could be doing as part of their studies.”

The registration desks will be open from 8.30am onwards on the day and are based in the Foster Learning Zone. Attendees are strongly advised to register before 12noon to optimise their Open Day experience. Anyone that has pre-registered should bring a printout of their fast-track registration email with them as to speed up the process. For more information visit www.uclan.ac.uk/openday and follow the hashtag #uclanopenday on Twitter.