Prospective science and engineering students flock to campus for taste of University life

Hundreds of prospective science and engineering students from across the UK will visit the University of Aberdeen today (February 27) to learn more about their chosen disciplines and future careers.

Today’s Science and Engineering Applicant Day centres round the University’s King’s College Campus where hundreds of would-be students and their families will create an extra buzz around campus.

Professor Mike Greaves, Head of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine at the University of Aberdeen, said: “Your university days should be one of the most valuable, inspirational and rewarding times in your life, and the Science and Engineering Applicant Day provides a great opportunity for students to see what our institution has to offer, and to ask questions of our academic staff and current students.”

Tours of the campus will include visits to the Sir Duncan Rice Library and the first class Aberdeen Sports Village. A series of general interest talks on funding, student life, and opportunities to study abroad will also provide an insight into all aspects of student life in the city. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the scientific discipline they aim to study at the University, with academics and current students on hand to provide one-on-one advice and information on the wide variety of degree programmes available, and to give tours of academic facilities.

Dr Richard Wells, Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Physical Sciences, added: “The University focuses on research-led teaching within world-class facilities to enhance employability and career opportunities.  Our degrees cover the core science disciplines, with award-winning teaching and many programmes offering international exchange and work placement opportunities.”