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Summer Open Days a hit with prospective students

Released: 27.06.18

Almost 300 prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students, including groups from Bodmin, Liskeard and Dawlish colleges, attended our recent Summer Open Days to take part in a range of hands-on course activities, information talks, campus tours and fun events in the blazing June sunshine.

New Open Day activities designed to give visitors a real ‘students’ eye’ view of life at Marjon were popular. This included a new ‘Open Houses’ initiative, with Marjon student ambassadors playing host to prospective students in houses and flats on campus to give them a taste of the range of accommodation available on-site.

As well as gathering essential information on funding, personal statements, accommodation and different course options, visitors were also given a chance to meet academic staff and course leaders, sample course activities and take part in course fairs. This included a primary ‘open classroom’ event, which proved particularly popular.   

Entertainment included music by Sam Bowden, with an impromptu jamming session from Student Ambassador, David Scoles, on the Friday and an International Pop Up Taster Food Zone, giving visitors a chance to sample umami, focaccia and shawarma.

The Open Days received positive feedback from visitors who were impressed by the friendly atmosphere, enthusiastic and approachable staff, level of information available, facilities and passion from existing students for studying at Marjon .  

Visitor comments included:  “I thought the open day was absolutely fantastic and was so impressed with the students during the campus tour. I have decided that I would love to apply for your university through UCAS extra which I will arrange today.”

“If I hadn’t have visited, I’m not sure I would’ve applied. I definitely will now.”

Congratulations to Trinity Squires from Plymouth, who was the winner of a £50 Amazon gift voucher in our Open Days prize draw.

Our next Open Day is October 6. Click here to book.

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