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University of Ulster Holds First Ever Parents' Evening

A unique evening event designed to give parents an insight into life at the University of Ulster is being held at the Jordanstown campus next month.

Parents of Year 10 – 13 schoolchildren are invited to meet staff on Monday April 15 to find out what the University has to offer students of the future.

It’s the first time such an event has been held at Ulster and it aims to engage with parents as a key stakeholder group.

Parents will be able to explore courses available in all six Faculties – Arts; Art, Design and the Built Environment; Computing and Engineering; Life and Health Sciences; Social Sciences and the Ulster Business School.

They can also speak to representatives from Student Support, the Students’ Union, the Career Development Centre, Access and Distributed Learning, the Accommodation Office and the Greater Belfast Development.

Marketing and Recruitment Manager, Pauline Wylie said the University was particularly keen to attract parents who have never visited its campuses in the past.

She explained: “Parents play a key role in advising their children yet, for many, the process of guiding them through university and course selection can be a daunting prospect.

“We understand that parents may have many questions about higher education and the purpose of the evening is to help them feel better informed about university, before their children prepare to take the next step in higher education.

“We’re keen to attract all parents, particularly those who haven’t considered higher education as an option or may never have visited the University of Ulster.

“During the evening we will be explaining different progression routes to university – not just the traditional A’ Level route. Information will also be available on our flexible learning opportunities and the option of part-time degree courses.

"Not only will parents be able to find out more about our courses, placement opportunities and careers support but they will also be able to speak to students about their experiences of studying at Ulster.

“We will also outline our support for students with disabilities, provide advice on student finance and showcase what Ulster has to offer in terms of clubs and societies.”

The event, supported by Danske Bank, will take place at the Jordanstown campus on Monday April 15 from 7pm until 9pm.

To find out more or to book a place, contact Leanna Filbey on (028) 90366418 by email at lj.filbey@ulster.ac.uk or check out the website on www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevening

Caption: Pauline Wylie, Marketing and Recruitment Manager at the University of Ulster