Whether you have a flair for film, an eye for art or a passion for sport, on Saturday 20 October the University of Gloucestershire’s Open for Learning Day is giving people the chance to find out more about living and learning in the county.
Throwing open their doors to prospective students, family and friends, the University is inviting everyone to find out about the diverse range of courses they have on offer, meet current students and quiz staff, as well as taking a tour of all four of their campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester on the free University bus.
The line-up of events taking place at the University of Gloucestershire start at both 10.30am and 12.30pm, with a host of workshops, discussions and interactive sessions covering everything from creative writing to psychology packed into both the morning and afternoon programmes.
With nearly 200 years of experience, the University of Gloucestershire believes in education for life and organisers of the Open for Learning Day say that the journey begins when you walk through their doors for the very first time.
Situated just ten minutes away from Gloucester city centre, Oxstalls Campus’ Open Day will give visitors a chance to find out more about the University’s Faculty of Sports, Health and Social Care.
The programme of events at the Oxstalls Campus runs twice during the day, with tea, coffee and cookies welcoming budding students, their friends and families at 10.30am and 12.30pm, followed by a talk by Associate Dean Jane Cantwell at 11am and 1pm.
Visitors can take a tour of the campus and accommodation at 11.15am and 1.45pm, explore the facilities – which include laboratories for biomechanics and an all-weather pitch and fitness suite – find out more about the Students Union, as well as find out more about social work, health, and sport courses from the staff on the display stands.
Visit glos.ac.uk or telephone (01242) 715132 to find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Open Day.
The University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus plays host to a range of modern and more traditional courses to prime students for the working world, including courses from leisure and tourism, media and music management, and interactive games design to e-business and law.
Starting at 10.30am and 12.30pm, the morning and afternoon sessions are open to all and feature presentations on specific subject areas. Interactive activities will also take place in the exhibition hall, with demonstrations of software packages, a chance to get some hands-on experience in the computer labs, and a human resources popcorn quiz – with prizes up for grabs.
Visit glos.ac.uk or telephone (01242) 777888 to find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus Open Day.
Francis Close Hall Campus
Whether it’s creative writing or criminology, education science or psychology, Francis Close Hall is home to students tackling some of life’s biggest questions.
As well as inviting visitors to tour the campus facilities, accommodation, finance department, student services, and Students’ Union, the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Sciences will be running a series of talks and activities during the Open for Learning Day, including a Primary Education advice shop, which will be open all day from 10.45am.
Scheduled events also include the chance for budding authors to put pen to paper at creative writing workshops at 12.15pm and 2.15pm, discuss happiness at the religion, philosophy and ethics workshops at 12pm and 2pm, take a criminology and sociology quiz at 11.30am and 1.30pm, and explore the world around us at the Ice Age Earth: Past and Present discussions at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Visit glos.ac.uk or telephone (01242) 714507 to find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s Francis Close Hall Campus Open Day.
Pittville Studios Campus
From animation to advertising, film studies to fine art, the Open for Learning Day at Pittville Studios supplies something for everyone – including information on a full-range of Media, Art and Communications degree and postgraduate programmes.
Situated in Cheltenham’s Albert Road, a wide range of workshops, exhibitions and presentations focusing on photography, illustration and graphic design are scheduled to run throughout the day starting at 10.45am, with a welcome talk by Campus Dean Dan Howard.
Events include a screening of student work and insight into digital film production at 11.30am and 1pm, a tour of the fine art studios at 11am and 2pm, and a question and answer session on the popular music course at noon and 2pm.
Visitors can also discover What Publishers Really Do – from Harry Potter to Hello at a publishing course workshop at 11am and 1pm, and enjoy screenings of portfolio work by animation and interactive media students.
The refectory will also serving snacks from 9.30am until 3.30pm, with students on hand to give guided tours of the campus and Learning Centre.
Visit glos.ac.uk or telephone (01242) 714940 to find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Studios Campus Open Day.
Event: The University of Gloucestershire’s Open for Learning Day
Venues: All four University of Gloucestershire campuses in Gloucester and Cheltenham – see above for further information.
Date: Saturday 20 October 2007
Times: From 10.30am and 12.30pm
Tickets: Admission is free for all prospective students, families and friends however places need to be booked in advance. For more information and for a booking form visit glos.ac.uk or telephone the University of Gloucestershire on (01242) 714507.
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