Thousands to descend on Aberdeen as University hosts Open Day

Thousands to descend on Aberdeen as University hosts Open Day

Thousands of prospective students from across the globe will descend on the Granite City next week (Tuesday August 28) as the University of Aberdeen hosts its annual Open Day.

The event is aimed at people of all ages looking to embark on studies at the institution in September 2013.

Visitors will learn more about the structure, content, delivery and flexibility of the degrees offered by the University, to ensure they match the needs of graduates and employers.

Attendees will discover more about the range of opportunities and facilities offered at the institution, which was ranked in the top 10 in 6 categories of the UK’s What Uni? Student Choice Awards – including Overall Rating, Job Prospects and University Facilities.

Science will be high on the agenda during the Open Day, with visitors gaining an insight into what to expect from the British Science Festival - one of Europe’s largest and most high profile public science events which will take place at the institution next week (Tuesday September 4 – Sunday September 9).

Science buskers and demonstrations will provide a taste of the variety of hands on fun, family entertainment, debates, talks and latest discoveries in science, technology and engineering that will be on offer at the Festival.

A diverse range of informative exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations will also take place throughout the Open Day, alongside live entertainment and campus tours, including the opportunity to view the new University of Aberdeen Library which opened its doors last summer.

Parents will be given the unique opportunity to learn more about what university life has in store for their child at bespoke Parents’ Session which will provide vital information on subjects such as finance and accommodation.

Rachel Sandison, Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Alumni Relations at the University of Aberdeen said: “For those considering embarking on their studies at the University of Aberdeen, the Open Day provides a crucial opportunity to discover the full spectrum of what student life at the institution has to offer. 

“Thousands of potential students attending the event will see and hear about the University’s drive to ensure we offer the best student experience and provide them with opportunities that will differentiate them from other graduates.

“The recent reform of our curriculum will deliver graduates who are even more employable because their range of skills will be so relevant to today’s society.

“The benefits it offers to students include more flexible entry and exit points at each level, increased support for study breaks and wider opportunities to broaden experience and skills through overseas study, work placements and voluntary work.

“Visitors to the Open Day will learn about these advantages and also discover more about the academic, social and cultural aspects which make Aberdeen a vibrant and exciting location for students.”

The University of Aberdeen Open Day takes place on Tuesday August 28.

For more information and to register visit www.abdn.ac.uk/openday/ or contact Student Recruitment and Admissions on 01224 272090

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