6,000 visitors expected at UWE's Open Day

Issue date: 17 March 2006

open day Over 6000 visitors will descend on the University of the West of England this Saturday for what promises to be a very busy Open Day. Visitors will have the chance to tour all campuses and get a real feel for what it is like to study at UWE. There will also be a chance to take a sneak preview of the fantastic new student village which opens in September 2006.

The new £80 million student village will provide accommodation for nearly 2,000 students. Built to the latest acoustic and accessibility standards, each en-suite study bedroom will have access to the university computer network and 24 hour access to library facilities on Campus.

Student ambassadors will be on hand to guide visitors around the campuses and give a true insight into what it is like to study at UWE. For those who are new to Bristol there will be a city tour included with visits to UWE's city centre accommodation.

There will also be the chance to talk to academics and find out more about the whole range of undergraduate study programmes and talks and demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

Talks focusing on issues that will interest visitors are staggered during the day and include welcome presentations by the Vice-Chancellor Sir Howard Newby.

Information sessions will be offered covering money matters, careers and student accommodation. There will also be staff available to offer help with enquiries on disabled student resources and assistance, admissions and international recruitment, student union clubs and societies, part-time jobs and entertainment.

Shuttle buses will offer free transport between campuses.

For more information about the Open Day visit www.uwe.ac.uk/openday


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