Hundreds of prospective students flocked to the University of St Mark & St John on October 15 for Open Day.
Alongside a welcome talk from Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Karen Cook and helpful presentations on applying to university, attendees were provided a tour of campus facilities and subject-specific workshops.
Ollie Willis, interested in the journalism and media programme at the University, said: “I came today to get a better idea of my future steps, really. Marjon is somewhere I’ve looked at previously, and I knew it had smaller classes, good links within the industry, and I can get better support.”
Mike Baker, Senior Lecturer in the University’s 100% rated (National Student Satisfaction Survey, 2016) Sport Journalism course, said: “It’s a really good opportunity to meet our prospective students. It also gives us a chance to showcase our facilities and present the unique qualities of our University.”
Several of Plymouth’s elite athletes were on campus to showcase their talents. While Olympic diver and Marjon student Sarah Barrow delivered a talk on her experiences at Rio 2016, University partner the Plymouth Raiders basketball team held a public session at their training base in the Sport Centre. The Student Union Bar also held live entertainment and music throughout the day; among the performers was Marjon SU’s very own Deputy President Haden Tye, who spoke of the day’s “vibrant” atmosphere.
“We have an array of brilliant musical talent, the campus is vibrant and it’s a captivating place to be today. It’s great to see so many talented people here interested in joining our special University.”
If you couldn't make it, you can find info about our courses online or watch the highlights on Facebook.
By Daniel Cole
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