University opens its doors to thousands of potential students

Posted on Saturday 23rd September 2006

The University of Birmingham is preparing to open its doors as thousands of potential new students attend two Open Days on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September.

The University is expecting to welcome between 12, 000 and 15, 000 prospective students for the autumn Open Days.

In the second round of open days this year, the University has made several changes to the usual format. The most exciting development is the introduction of online talks available for the most oversubscribed subjects Medicine, Law and Psychology. Brief audio files are available to listen to online and are also downloadable.

The Selly Oak campus will also be opened up where there be will be a BBC exhibition on display. Students will be to take tours to view the student accommodation on offer at the Vale.

As usual, the University will be seeking to hold the event in line with its environmental policy. Students and families are urged to use public transport to reach the University and there will be a number of park and ride schemes in place.

Liz Murphy, Director of Student Recruitment, says the day is an excellent opportunity for potential students to get a taste of what Birmingham has to offer. “It is such a pleasure to see so many bright, motivated students choosing Birmingham. There is always such a buzz on campus and students get a chance to experience the fantastic range of academic, and non-academic, activities available.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

Audio Files available at http://www.bham.ac.uk/page.asp?section=000100010002000400010002

Liz Murphy, Director of Student Recruitment, is available for comment.

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