Virtual University Open Days this Summer
Living in the West Midlands? Looking to go to university locally? Or do you live outside the Midlands but dream to study at one of the fantastic universities in the West Midlands? If yes, then check out these university open events taking place over the next two months!
Why should I attend a virtual open day?
An online event is an excellent opportunity for students to experience many different universities. To understand the university, its culture, and its course offering. Students should treat this in the same way as they would a face to face event. Do some research and prepare some questions in the same way you would for a face to face event.
What should I expect from a virtual open day?
Virtual open days will differ depending on the approach the institution is taking. In the short you should expect to:
Get detailed course information through talks and/or virtual tours
Hear from current students talking about student life
The opportunity to find out more about accommodation options
Information about student finance and the financial support available
The chance to ask questions and talk directly to support services staff
Each virtual open day will be different. So keep an open mind and be patient with the university, the process for delivering virtual open days is still a new one and technological difficulties will always present challenges.
Here are some tips on the things to do before a virtual open day:
– Do some research on the institution beforehand
– Look specifically at the courses you are interested in
– Generate a list of questions. Group your questions into four main categories:
1. Subject-specific questions
2. General university life questions
3. Student life e.g. social or access to sport facilities
Newman University is based just outside Birmingham. Newman offers a range of degrees that equip students for the industry in which they are entering. Newman University is driven by the belief that higher education should enable us to develop new ways of understanding the world, and help make a positive impact within it. A University with meaning
Birmingham City University
By studying at Birmingham City University (BCU), you’ll be able to study with the second-largest city in Birmingham. 24,000 students from 80 countries come to study at Birmingham City University. Courses range from art and design to law. BCU ranks 7th in the UK for employability with over 97% of its students in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.
University of Wolverhampton
With over 500 courses on offer, Wolverhampton University has a lot to offer. Being in a central UK location also means that it’s in a perfect place to explore the rest of the UK too. Even if campus-based teaching isn’t on offer just yet, you are sure to receive a degree from a globally recognised university. 96% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.
University of Warwick
Warwick is a leading university and within the Russel Group selection of Universities. Many of their graduates have gone on to being specialists in their field and their research and teaching are recognised around the world, making it a top 20 university in the Guardian League tables.
Coventry University has received various accolades over the years and it’s now won the Modern University of the Year and is ranked within the top 20 UK Universities in the Guardian League tables. Coventry is also City of Culture 2021 and is set to have a whole host of events to mark the year. Coventry is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to our students, reinforced by the fact that we were awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017)
Aston University’s approach is focused on ensuring you leave university with the highest level of employability. Often students go on a placement year and 80% find a graduate-level job within six months of graduating. Many students go on to work in top professions.
BPP University’s courses are developed by industry professions and as a result, many graduates go on to have the key skills that employers are looking for. BPP has four schools focusing on Law, Business and Technology, Nursing and Health. The courses are tailored to industry needs, making graduates at BPP University highly sought after.
BPP University has a range of events which can be viewed below.
University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a leading University with a range of courses available. A top 100 Russel University. a degree from this institution will be recognised around the world. The universities attitude is that they innovate, they push the frontiers of understanding, and they ask new research questions, turning theory through experiment into practice. The University of Birmingham is an exciting place to study.
University College Birmingham
University College Birmingham offers a range of courses including college courses, university courses and postgraduate courses, as well as apprenticeships and partnerships. Although a relatively new university, the university is investing £100 million on a comprehensive package of improvements that will secure our reputation for excellence.
University of Law
The University of Law (ULaw) is an established specialist provider of legal education. Based in the UK, ULaw offers undergraduate degrees in business, criminology, law, and policing. ULaw has students from over 71 countries and more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. The University of Law offers a range of events including virtual open days.
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