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Virtual open event to be hosted for the first time

15 Apr 2020 4:30PM

For the first time, the University of Suffolk is preparing to host a virtual open event. 

Usually open events at the University’s Ipswich Waterfront campus attract hundreds of potential students from across the UK but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the University is relying on digital means to run the event. 

The virtual open day will take place on Saturday 25 April and will include many of the features of a traditional open event including welcome talks from the Vice Chancellor, introductions to courses from academic teams and tours of the facilities, as well as of the support services available on live chat throughout the day to answer questions including on student finance, admissions and accommodation. 

Director of External Relations, Polly Bridgman, said “Due to the coronavirus outbreak we have needed to adapt how potential students can find out about the University and our virtual open event forms part of that. Potential students will still be able to ask us questions and tour the campus. We hope it will mirror the experience they would otherwise get in person.” 

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Langton, added “We are looking forward to welcoming potential students from far and wide, albeit virtually. An open event provides the perfect opportunity to find out more about what we can offer. We recognise there is a great deal of uncertainty at the moment and we hope the event will provide the chance to ask questions that might be troubling applicants and to put their minds at rest.”  

As well as the virtual open event, the University has just launched a virtual tour of its campus and facilities. The tour allows viewers to visit all the areas of the campus including lecture theatres, the library, accommodation and course areas such as the clinical skills labs for health and photography studios. To find out more click here   

To register your interest in the virtual open day or to find out more please click here 


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