News - October 2012

Open the door to your future career

12 October 2012

Potential students from across the country and members of the public will be descending on the University of Hull on Saturday (October 13) during the latest Open Day.

Summer open day

As well as chances to see the facilities on offer at both the Hull and Scarborough campuses, potential students and their families will be able to find out more about how University of Hull graduates have more chance than most of getting good jobs once they leave.

The Sunday Times University Guide recently highlighted the fact that University of Hull graduates have the second lowest unemployment rate in the north of the UK, while more than 71% find graduate-level jobs within six months of leaving.

There will be careers and employability talks at both campuses, and at Scarborough, the Scarborough Employment Agency, which helps students find paid work experience, will have a stand all day.

Other talks taking place will include departmental and subject-specific sessions, while the Hull University Union will be open to showcase the social opportunities available.

Technology will play a crucial role this year, with QR codes, smart phone apps, Twitter and Facebook all being utilised to give guests the best possible experience. Visitors to the Hull campus will also be able to see the Odyssey art exhibition – 40 eight-foot tall lime wood sculptures – as part of the ongoing Polish season.

Professor Glenn Burgess, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching, 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.”

The Hull campus will be open from 9.30am and 3pm, and Scarborough will be open from 10.30am to 3pm. Everyone is welcome, and booking is not essential.

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