CU Scarborough to hold virtual open day for prospective students

Those wanting to find out more about studying for a degree in Scarborough are invited to attend a virtual open day.

By Corinne Macdonald
Thursday, 21st May 2020, 2:25 pm

CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, is set to host its first ever virtual open day for prospective students.

The online event is set to take place on Tuesday June 23 from 3pm to 6pm and will give people an insight into studying at CU Scarborough from the safety of their homes.

Prospective students will be given an introduction to life as a student at CU Scarborough by head of academic studies Mathew Butterworth before being able to listen to presentations on topics including admissions, student accommodation and student support.

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The CU Scarborough campus.

There will also be live chats giving people the chance to experience time with tutors, as well as a campus tour video giving people the opportunity to look around the site.

Steven Knowles, regional recruitment manager at CU Scarborough, said that the online event is designed to mirror open days held on site as closely as possible, while ensuring that social distancing measures are adhered to.

He said: “Since the lockdown began we have had to adopt completely new ways of working, and this has extended to our open days.

“Our very first virtual open day will provide prospective students with all of the information they would receive at an event held on campus, but from the safety of their homes.

Steven Knowles, regional recruitment manager at CU Scarborough. Picture: CU Scarborough

“Attendees will arrive into a virtual reception area where they will be directed to the different talks and presentations that are taking place.

“They will be able to find out about student life in Scarborough, the courses that we offer and also watch a video tour of the building.

“Staff and tutors will be on-hand to answer any questions, and there will also be virtual lounges where they can network with other prospective students and speak to some of our current students about their experiences at CU Scarborough.

“We are making the event as interactive as possible to ensure potential students are able to get all the information they need to make informed decisions about their next steps, despite the current lockdown.

“We have already held a virtual applicant visit day for those who have already applied to study at CU Scarborough which was extremely successful, and we now look forward to welcoming people to our virtual open day.”

Registration for the event is now open, and those wishing to attend can sign up by visiting www.coventry.ac.uk/cus/open-daysA message from the Editor:

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