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High-profile careers attract prospective students to University Open Days

Careers that have been at the forefront during the COVID-19 crisis are once again attracting high levels of interest at the University of Hull Open Days.

The virtual Open Days, which take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2021, give prospective students the chance to get a glimpse of life as a student here in Hull.

From healthcare degrees such as nursing, paramedic science and midwifery to education – the open days are also a great opportunity to learn more about the course content and teaching.

Anja Hazebroek, Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “The profile of these professions has increased significantly during the pandemic, with all the amazing work of our teachers and frontline healthcare workers being recognised and appreciated by the entire nation. But these aren’t the only options for applicants.

“Programmes such as Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practice and Social Work also provide students with an opportunity to become a part of our crucial health and social care workforce as a registered professional. We also offer a range of programmes focused on life sciences, such as Biomedical Science and Psychology.”

Other popular courses include: business; computer science; biological and marine sciences; law; engineering, and sports health and exercise science.

“In these uncertain times, some applicants are also looking for flexible employment options in a degree with high-calibre transferable skills. Subjects such as Business Management – that continue to feature some great opportunities for live business projects and presentations online – are also a strong option.”

Recent success in some of the most prestigious university rankings in the UK are set to make the University of Hull a popular choice for the next academic year, starting in 2021.

The University was named one of the top universities in the Northern ranking according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Now in the top 5 universities in the Northern ranking, the University, has climbed 17 places in the prestigious Good University Guide, up from 77th to joint 60th in the table.

This latest achievement builds on the University of Hull’s earlier success in the 2021 Guardian University Rankings in which it rose 23 places and the Complete University Guide in which it rose 17 places.

The virtual Open Days will give visitors the chance to speak to course tutors and students through online presentations and forums, see the library, accommodation and sports facilities through a virtual tour of the University’s campus, and get a real sense of life in Hull.

In advance of the Open Days, there is also the chance to ask current students questions on Live Chat about the Open Days and life as a student in Hull on the University website, where you can also book your place.

“We cannot wait to meet everyone who is already booked on and encourage other applicants to do the same – as it is still possible to get a feeling for life at the University even on a virtual Open Day,” said Anja Hazebroek. “We still feel we can give our prospective students the full flavour of the campus online and to show them how friendly a place this is to be.

“We want to reassure all applicants and their families that we have gone above and beyond to make our Campus COVID-safe and we are already planning how we can make this the best experience it can possibly for students coming to us for 2021 entry.”

The Open Days will provide information, including live broadcasts, on a wide range of courses and subjects at the University.

There will also be opportunities for all visitors to live chat with staff and students.

Visitors will have access to a wealth of information, including videos, testimonials and ‘how to’ guides.

Course tutors will be on-hand to share details of the modules and career experience on offer, while current students at the University will also give an insight into life in the city.

Essential information will also be provided on areas including student accommodation, finance, admissions and support.

The events surrounding COVID-19 have seen the University respond in a variety of ways during 2020.

In July – when the University usually opens up its campus to visitors in person – the COVID-19 pandemic saw teams react quickly to move the events to an online platform, providing an immersive experience for prospective students and guests.

When the country entered lockdown in March, the University transitioned successfully into an online learning experience, adopting a blended learning approach for the new semester in September.

From a team of engineers producing vital face shields for the NHS and frontline workers, to academic staff taking up temporary clinical roles to support the national effort, the University has also played a vital role in responding to the pandemic.

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Recordings of all the live subject presentations will also be made available to all those who have registered to watch on-demand after the event.

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