Posted on 10 September 2002
The day offers visitors - among them teachers and school careers advisers - a chance to see the campus and learn for themselves about academic and social life, facilities, accommodation, and University admissions. There will also be the opportunity to see different types of student accommodation and some of the teaching areas.
The programme includes talks about different departments, opportunities to study abroad, employment skills, the University through parents' eyes, and student finance. It has been compiled to give the broadest possible overview of all the issues students should consider when they think about where to study.
The potential students are mainly in their final year at school or sixth-form college and will be deciding which universities to apply to between September and next January.
Andrea Bourne, Schools Liaison Officer at the University, said: "It's a wonderful experience to see so many new faces around the campus. We had over 6,000 visitors at the open day in July. We want to make sure that all students who come here have as much information as they need. It's really important that they understand how they will study and live at the University. It's also important that their families have a feel for the sort of university and campus we offer.
"We're looking forward to welcoming all the visitors and plan to give them an enjoyable and helpful day that they will remember."
A special free bus service has been laid on between the railway station and the campus at Heslington to cater for the numbers expected, and parking at the University has been arranged to make it as easy as possible for both visitors and regular users.