University of Leicester eBulletin

University of Leicester Invites Students and Parents to Visit

October 2002
No 222

Wednesday 23 October 2002

The University of Leicester is staging an Open Day on 23 October, allowing prospective students, parents and teachers to visit the campus and view facilities.

The University, rated as one of the top three in the Midlands (Sunday Times, 2002), will allow visitors to sample the many and varied courses and facilities on offer.

Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer Jacky Wetzig said: “The day is well structured to include a wide range of activities and displays, beginning with an introductory talk and tour of the campus by current students.  Throughout the day the Admissions Tutor or representative from each undergraduate course will provide an outline of what their course and department can offer.  Visitors can hear about student life from students, and receive some reassurance on managing a student budget, safety and other topics of concern from staff in the Welfare Office. A talk on completing UCAS forms will be available.  These talks prove very popular at Open Days, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Booking forms and the programme for the day are available on the University website www.le.ac.uk and can be completed and forwarded on-line.  Almost a third of all bookings were received this way for Open Days, demonstrating that prospective students are increasingly searching the Internet for information on where to study.

Ms Wetzig added:  ‘The Autumn Open Days attracts a large number of students still in the process of completing their UCAS applications for year 2003 entry.  They tend to be individual students rather than large school parties, which shows commitment on their part.

“Open Days have become increasingly important to prospective students and their families; the rising costs of going to university and the intense competition for places means it is vital that visitors are able to investigate all that the University of Leicester has to offer.

We hope that last year’s total of 800 visitors will be easily surpassed.”

Further details are available from Jacky Wetzig, Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer, Admissions and Student Recruitment Office, tel 0116 252 2674 or by fax 0116 252 2447 or by email admissions@le.ac.uk. 

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