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Award-winning postgraduate virtual open day returns
Teesside University is hosting another postgraduate virtual open day on 24 May.
Virtual open days allow enquirers to speak to a panel of experts on a range of topics from the comfort of their own homes through live online chat.
The online event begins at 1.00pm with a structured chat schedule to allow enquirers to log on at specific times depending on the nature of their questions. The first hour is devoted to queries about admissions and applying; then a session for course questions spanning Teesside University’s six academic schools; and the last hour to finance and funding.
Along with being convenient for those further afield, international students included, the virtual open day gives those who have already visited Teesside University the opportunity to ask any further questions they may have after attending a ‘traditional’ open day.
Attendees can also get hints and tips and ask general questions about what it’s like to live and study in Middlesbrough, as well as talking to other enquirers in a separate online chatroom, The Hub, and learn more through presentations and videos.
Nicola Doyle, Student Recruitment Manager at Teesside University, said: 'This virtual event is a great opportunity to talk to academic staff about courses, find out about funding, accommodation, student life and much more. The benefit of this online open day is that you can find all the information you need about postgraduate study at Teesside without having to leave your sofa.'
Last year, Teesside won a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Award in the category of Best Website for the virtual open day minisite, thanks to its innovation and overall success.
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17 May 2012
In the News
Virtual open days
University Business, 01/06/2012, p.16
Teesside University's innovative online open day is optimised for postgraduates. Requiring attendees to pre-book, an interactive format allows them to experience an online tour, browse course-specific resources and speak in person to staff and potential peers, using conversational software. The basic requirement is a computer: an encouragingly inclusive factor for those farther flung.
University holding virtual open day
Northern Echo, 23/05/2012, p.25
Teesside University is hosting a postgraduate virtual open day tomorrow. Virtual open days allow people to speak to a panel of experts on a range of topics from the comfort of their own homes through live online chat. The event begins at 1pm, with a structured schedule to allow people to log on at specific times, depending on the nature of their questions.
'Virtual' day at college
Evening Gazette, 21/05/2012, p.25
A virtual open day is being held where prospective postgraduate students can find out about courses, accommodation and funding from the comfort of their own homes. Teesside University is hosting the live online chat on Thursday from 1pm. The first hour will be devoted to queries about admissions and applying, followed by a session for course questions spanning Teesside University's six academic schools and the last hour will be for enquiries on finance and funding
Online open day
Evening Gazette, 18/05/2012, p.15
Teesside University is hosting a postgraduate virtual open day on May 24. The open days give people the chance to speak to experts on a range of topics from their own homes through live online chat.
Degree details from the sofa
Northern Echo, 19/05/2012, p.68
Information about masters degree courses is available at a Teesside University virtual open day next week. The online event, which starts at 1pm on Thursday, features question and answer sessions covering admissions, courses and funding.