Hosted by Ulster alumnus Pete Snodden and Rebecca McKinney of Cool FM, the virtual open day will take prospective students, their families and peers on a tour of the four regional campuses and explore their cutting-edge facilities from the comfort of their own home. The programme is packed full of essential information about student life at Ulster University, from course and industry specific careers content, placement opportunities to pastoral support along with expert led sessions on applying to Ulster, fees and finance, accommodation, health and wellbeing and international study and work opportunities.
With traditional open days postponed in line with official government guidance on large indoor gatherings, Ulster University’s first ever virtual open day will see local students, their families and peers join with international students to hear directly from current students about life at Ulster University.
Professor Brian Murphy, Interim Dean of Academic Business Development at Ulster University invites prospective students their families and peers commenting:
“Open days at Ulster attract thousands of students and their families each year and this year is no different, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees we’ve introduced a virtual open day to allow students locally and internationally to understand why 94% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.
We understand that choosing a university and an undergraduate course is a big decision and that support from families and peers is important and that’s why our virtual open day invite is open to the student and their wider support network. Student life at Ulster is much more than classes and we pride ourselves on the pastoral support for students and invite you to hear the experiences of our current students on 5th September.”
Prospective students can register on the Ulster University website and will be provided with a programme of talks and presentations to tailor their virtual open day experience to their areas of interest.