University to open doors for students of the future

Pro Vice Chancellor Prog Glenn Burgess
Pro Vice Chancellor Prog Glenn Burgess

Scarborough’s university campus is preparing to welcome thousands of prospective students and their families as its hosts its annual Open Days.

This year the University of Hull, which runs the Scarborough campus, has added an extra date due to popular demand.

Now students and families can visit both Scarborough and Hull campuses on September 29 and October 13.

Organisers of the annual Open Days say technology will play a “crucial role” this year.

Visitors will see QR codes, smart phone apps, Twitter and Facebook all being utilised to support the usual talks, tours and demonstrations during the open day events.

Professor Glenn Burgess, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, said it is a chance to get a taste of university life.

He said: “Our open days give us the chance to show off the University and all the great things we have to offer.

“Not only do we give prospective students and their families a taste of the kind of academic excellence they can gain through studying here, but also the wider university experience including accommodation and some of our unique selling points like the University Art Collection and our own TV studio.”

Dr Amanda Wilcox from the University’s Student Recruitment Directorate, added: “We are still taking bookings so if you would like to find out more and see why the University of Hull is a great place to study, come and see us on September 29 or October 13.”

To find out more about the open days or to book a place for you or your family, visit