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The University of Southampton

Open days give prospective students a taste of University life

Published: 30 June 2006

Around 8000 prospective students are expected to visit the University of Southampton during Open Days on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July to get a taste of life on campus.

Open Days are held annually in July and September to give students interested in joining the University-together with their parents, teachers and careers advisers-an opportunity to find out more about living and studying at Southampton.

"The University of Southampton is traditionally one of the UK's most popular universities, with a high number of applications for each student place," says Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Thomas.

"We are hoping for good weather next week. Apart from the academic excellence of courses here at the University, among the key factors for choosing Southampton are the pleasant environment provided by its landscaped campuses and the University's excellent accommodation and sports facilities. With good weather visitors can see it at its best."

Tours of the Highfield campus and halls of residence will be running on both days, together with departmental visits and talks on a range of issues from student finance to sports facilities at Southampton. There are also opportunities to meet current students and academic staff.

Events will also run at other University of Southampton campuses at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Avenue Campus and Boldrewood, and there are special sessions for mature students and parents.

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