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University open day to offer advice on February and September starts

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A university open day will offer the chance to explore degree courses starting in February 2013.

Glynd┼Ár University will be opening its doors on Saturday, November 24 to give prospective students and their families the chance to see the university’s facilities at first hand.

Lecturers and key staff members will be on hand to speak to visitors about the opportunities available, including the chance to start on a range of courses in February.

Julie Cowley, head of partnerships, recruitment and admissions at the university said: “We have had lots of interest in our degrees due to start in February. They include a number of existing courses as well as degrees we are creating to meet demand from students and employers for February starts.

“These include degrees in health and social welfare as well as business management and IT.

“At the open day visitors will be able to find out much more about these degrees, which will allow new students to take advantage of 2012/13 fee rates.”

Facilities open on the day will include the university’s £5m Centre for the Creative Industries and new Centenary Club student bar, as well as the at Airbus.

Julie added: “There is no substitute for coming along to see the campus for yourself. I enjoy meeting guests on the open days and they always tell me they’ve discovered lots of things they did not previously know about the university, for example our state-of-the-art flight simulator, the IT facilities in our library building or the international hockey stadium.

“Of course the main thing is speaking to our staff about the opportunities and support we provide. As well as the academic side of things, we’ll have people to show you round our accommodation and  offer advice on applications and finance for both February and September 2013 starts. Staff will also talk to students about how starting a degree course is just the first step on the way to getting the job they want – with the best rate of graduate jobs in Wales, we know what it takes to make it in today’s employment market.”

Adam Fuller, president of the university’s Students’ Guild, said: “Open days are a great opportunity for prospective students to find out more about what the university has to offer and to meet staff.

“We are all about making sure students have the information they need to make the right decisions for their future, and open days play a key part in that process.”

The open day will be held between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, November 24. For more information and to book a place click here.

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