IF YOU’RE considering going to study at University, or perhaps wanting to get more information about retraining for a new career, then the bi-annual Open Day at the University of Chester is the perfect place to start.
The university will open the doors of its Chester campus to prospective new students on Saturday, June 5, offering an ideal opportunity to get a taste of student life and gain vital information about the options open to everyone who wishes to go into Higher Education.
Leading lights from many fields have all studied at Chester in the past, including pop star Duffy, comedian Jim Bowen and Sky Sports’ presenter Rob Wotton and Olympic cycling guru David Brailsford, and the university is now looking for its next intake of enthusiastic students hopeful of emulating, or even out-doing, them.
The university, which offers a vast range of courses at many levels, will allow would-be students to take part in taster lecturers, subject talks and to have a look around the campus.
There will also be guidance on the application process as well as the financial side of being a student.
Adam Bodger, marketing and recruitment co-ordinator at the University, said: “The open day is always an exciting event, bursting with energy and with lots of going on.
“It is a great way for people to see if university is something for them, and I would encourage anyone considering higher education study to come along.
”We not only offer an extensive range of undergraduate and foundation degrees, but we also have some fantastic postgraduate courses available which offer a chance to retrain for a new career.”
Within the university’s seven faculties, a diverse range of programmes is available, from traditional disciplines including mathematics, English and modern languages, to vocational study such as education, nursing and midwifery.
Alongside single and combined honours degrees, there are opportunities for post-graduate and part-time study, and the university enjoys strong links with several organisations in the North West and beyond, including Associate Colleges, West Cheshire College, Warrington Collegiate, and Reaseheath College.
The university will also be showcasing its range of Foundation Degrees which are available in many subject areas, including Adventure Sport Management, Business and Animal Management.
They can be completed full-time over two years, or part-time over four to six years alongside a current job.
Student-led campus tours will be taking place throughout the day, offering potential students the opportunity to see the campus in more detail, including the £1.5m Students’ Union building, which houses the Student Union bar, shop and student advice areas.
There will also be the chance to meet representatives from academic departments, and even a free open top bus tour of Chester.
If you wish to attend the Open Day, it is advisable to book your place beforehand via the university website, www.chester.ac.uk. Alternatively, call 01244 512471 for more information.