Students of tomorrow descend on Aberdeen

Students of tomorrow descend on Aberdeen

Would-be science and engineering students from across Britain and beyond are visiting the University of Aberdeen today (Wednesday, February 24).

Around 700 visitors - applicants and their parents and guardians – are descending on the institution for Science and Engineering Applicant Day.

The event offers prospective students who have been offered a place at the University the chance to see for themselves what is on offer here.

The visitors - some travelling from as far as Belgium and Holland - will be attending information packed sessions and be able to chat to and hear from a number of academics.

Professor Mary Cotter is Director of Teaching and Learning at the University’s College of Life Sciences and Medicine. She said: “Most of our guests will be accompanied by parents or guardians so there should be a real buzz about the campus.

“All of our support sections, Schools and disciplines are geared up to give plenty of information and advice to prospective students about their preferred science degree, and about the University of Aberdeen as a whole.

“We hope our guests have an informative and fun experience at our Science and Engineering Applicant Day and we look forward to them accepting our offers of places on our many Bachelor of Science degrees, and of course those offered by Engineering.”

Academics from a wide range of areas are on hand to greet guests and provide advice on the huge variety of BSc and BEng courses offered at Aberdeen.

A full programme has been lined up for the day, including morning talks and afternoon departmental sessions, campus tours, and tours of the first class Aberdeen Sports Village.

Departments offering interactive sessions to potential students include Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computing Science; Engineering; Geography and Environment; Geology and Petroleum Geology; Health Sciences; Marine and Coastal Resource Management; Mathematical Sciences; Medical Sciences; Physics and Psychology.