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  • Timetable
  • Academic Talks
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Lancaster Open Days

Come to our open day to discover a place where the things we teach changes lives.

You'll experience what it's like to live and learn with like-minded individuals and see where our students make discoveries from the day they arrive that form life-changing memories.

Whether you're aiming to be a lifesaver, an educator, a community builder or a business leader, our Lancaster campus provides you with the perfect place to realise your ambitions.

Whichever subject you love, give it a go at our upcoming open day.

See you there.

Timetable

We've designed our Open Days to give you a flavour of what it's like to study at our Lancaster campus while providing all the support services you might need.

 

09:30 - 10:30

Welcome and Registration

Registration is in the library where you grab a complimentary coffee and pastry.

Don't forget to log on to the WIFI by selecting UoC Conference, following the registration instructions and using the password on your programme.

10:30 - 11:00

Welcome Talk

Nothing better than a northern welcome! We are continually improving our campus, student experiences and facilities. Pop along to our talk to find out what makes the University of Cumbria special.

11:00 - 12:30

Academic Talks

See the academic talks tab for more information.

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Take a break and enjoy a coffee or lunch at our catering facilities. This is the perfect time to get your day organised and planned, or reflect on your time with our academics. Our student ambassadors are always around if you need any help or want to speak to them about their student experiences.

12:00 - 14:30

Range of support talks available (UCAS, money advice etc)

See the information fair tab for more information.

13:30 - 15:30

Academic & Support Information Fair

Have a 1-to-1 with a lecturer and get to know the academic departments.

 

Open Day Programme

Open Day Programme - Accessible

Accademic Talks

BUSINESS (ALL PATHWAYS)

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Room: Alexandra Building 031

How do marketing and brands help businesses to stand out?

We will discuss how businesses compete and how marketers employ brands to differentiate their economic offering. Shedding light on how creating and staging memorable experiences can offer value to customers and establish strong bonds with them.

PROFESSIONAL POLICING

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Alexandra Building 002

Why has the Police been professionalised?

This involves looking at the history of policing and how key incidents have brought about change. This is an interactive session which focusses on one aspect of policing, ‘Stop & Search’ which is a controversial power. The session will also highlight areas for students to research prior to starting their studies.

HEALTHCARE SCIENCE

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Room: Dalton Building DBg19

Work at the forefront of medicine, set yourself on a path to the cutting edge of healthcare. Lets dive into giving you a ‘hands on’ feel for how our industry-active tutors will give you the knowledge and insight to your future professional career.

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Sentamu Building 211

Develop your skills to become a 21st Century Radiographer:

An interactive session in which you will develop your psychomotor, scientific and interpretive skills ready for a potential career in Radiography.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (PRE-REGISTRATION)

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Sentamu Building 110

There is emerging evidence that social prescribing can lead to a range of positive health and well-being outcomes. Come and explore how social prescribing is key to the future of Occupational Therapy.

PARAMEDIC SCIENCE

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Dalton Building DBf02

Develop your skills to become a 21st Century Paramedic:

An interactive session, in which you will take a tour in our ambulance simulator.

EXERCISE AND HEALTH PRACTICE, SPORT COACHING AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORT REHABILITATION

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Sentamu Building 213

Can we prevent injuries in Sport? Our experienced Sport Rehabilitation team will take you through practical demonstrations on how to screen for sports injury risk. We will get you to try out techniques and consider how to prevent injury.

NURSING (ALL COURSES)

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Sentamu Building 010

What does it takes to be a 21st Century Nurse?

Our Nursing teams will be looking at what it means to be professional in a digital age and how body language and communication are key for excellent practice.

WORKING WITH CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Time: 11:00 - 12:30

Room: Sentamu Building 214

How we are making society a better place for us all.

We will be assessing the impact of knife crime, mental health, protests and climate change on children, young people and families. We will look further into how professionals can really make a difference.

PRIMARY EDUCATION (3-11) WITH QTS,

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Time: 11.00-12.30

Room: Sentamu Building Lecture Theatre

An interactive session exploring the use of games to develop children’s problem solving strategies and other mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding.

PRIMARY EDUCATION (5-11): INCLUSION WITH SEND WITH QTS

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Room: Sentamu Building Lecture Theatre

This interactive session will allow you to consider the range of children, those with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability), that you might encounter in your career and the ways in which they can be fully included in activities.

PGCE GENERAL PRIMARY WITH QTS (5 -11 YEARS) (ALL PATHWAYS)

Time: 11.00-12.30

Room: Askwith 005

Passionate about helping children to be the very best they can be from the very start of their academic life? Learn to spark their wisdom and trigger their imagination, inspiring them for life by becoming a primary school teacher.

PGCE LOWER PRIMARY WITH QTS (3-7 YEARS)

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Room: Askwith 005

Ignite the enthusiasm and inspire young children from the minute they step foot into the nursery or classroom and embark on their educational life.

As a Key Stage 1 teacher you will teach children aged 3-7.

PGCE SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH QTS (11-16 YEARS) (ALL PATHWAYS)

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Room: Askwith 006

In this session you will be inspired about your chosen specialism. You will learn how to teach your subject effectively, enthusiastically and successfully - from the basics of structuring and planning lessons through to developing pupils’ personal skills.

Information fair

Admissions:

Wondering if you have the right qualifications or if your course requires additional non-academic requirements? Our friendly team are here to make sure you are on the right path to applying for your degree.

Money Advice:

Our Money Advice team are here to help you plan your finances and manage your money. Save on the queues our talks have been designed to make sure the most common asked questions about Student Finance are covered. In between talks the Money Advice team will be available for more detailed questions and queries.

Accommodation:

You’re bound to have questions about your future home. We offer walking, talking tours (see page XX), which will cover timelines, what to bring, payments and contracts as well as lots of top tips to living in halls of residence.

Students’ Union:

As soon as you start university, you automatically become a member of the UCSU. We represent the views and interests of over 9,000 students at the University of Cumbria and would love to say hi! We are here to support and represent you to achieve your ambitions, it is at the heart of who we are, we feel it is important that your voice is heard and that you have the opportunity to share your student experience at the UoC! Find out about how to become a Course Rep, Volunteer.

Careers:

Ask about our Career Ahead+, the University of Cumbria’s Employability award, which helps you recognise and develop you skills, providing you with a greater opportunity to get the job you want when you graduate and My Career Enriched, the new student careers and jobs portal, in which you can register online for access to careers support, jobs and other opportunities.

Application Top Tip’s:

Pop along for a quick guide to everything to do with your university applications. From what UCAS is and how it works, key dates for your diary, what an application involves, personal statement top tips and information to what clearing is! We have you sorted!

Disability and SpLD:

We are all different and each have our own unique ways of learning, at the University of Cumbria we offer students an individualised SPLD action plan designed to give you the extra support you need to excel in your studies. Pop along for a 1 – 2 – 1 chat about how we can get you the bespoke support.

Student Success Team:

Speak to our teams to find out about our support schemes on offer. From Pre-entry support, a free Head Start online course, Mentoring opportunities which can offer support in various aspects of your university experience, from making friends, settling in to helping understand expectations of academic study and dealing with assessment worries to Skills@Cumbria, an on course support which provides academic study support, online and face to face in a variety of settings.

Integrated Foundation Year Study:

Find out how an IFY can support your learning and development in your subject area giving you the preparation you may need for Level 4 study.

Mature Learners:

Did you know that 52% of undergraduates and 85% of part time students aged 21 are mature students at the University of Cumbria? We understand the pressures that you may face as a mature student. Juggling work and family commitments with study requirements is no easy task. Luckily we are here to help you no matter what you needs. Our student success team host a number of events through the year. For more information: email maturestudents@cumbria.ac.uk

IT and Information Services:

Responsible for libraries, student academic skills, information systems and IT. Pop over and find out how we are here to help you, discover how our libraries are not just filled with books and how we have the ideal facilities for your studies.
UoC Active: Health students, healthy communities, healthy lives. Find out about our sporting facilities, our memberships, sports clubs (Students’ Union), professional development courses and community activities you can get involved in!

Course Drop in

based in the Calva Bar, featuring the following departments:
  • Institute of Education
  • Business, Law Policing and Social Science
  • Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies
  • Institute of Health

Directions

Driving

Our Lancaster campus is on the edge of Lancaster city centre. The postcode for satnavs is LA1 3JD.

From the North:

Leaving the M6 at junction 34, take the A683 towards Lancaster/Morecambe. Turn left onto the Lune Valley interchange/A683. Continue slightly left at the next traffic lights onto Caton Road. At the second set of traffic lights turn left and follow the one-way system through the city centre up to Pointer roundabout (just past the Royal Lancaster infirmary). Here, take the first exit onto Bowerham Road. The campus entrance is located on your left. 

From the South:

Leaving the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 to Lancaster (South). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lancaster Road/A6. Continue towards the city centre. Turn right onto Barton Road just after the BP garage. Follow this road and continue onto Bowerham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow Bowerham Road down to the campus entrance, which is on your right hand side.

Train

Lancaster railway station is approximately a 25-minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available at the station.

Bus

There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre which stops outside the campus. Take bus numbers 2, 2A or 4.

Chat with our open day hosts

Booking & attendance

Do I have to book to attend an open day?

Yes, you will need to book a place on our open day. Please click on the Book Now button above.

Will I receive confirmation of my booking?

Once you've completed your booking, you'll receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. We'll also send you a reminder email closer to the time.

Do I need to let you know of any changes to my booking?

Please do let us know if you can no longer make it to the open day. We can get you booked onto an alternative open day or a campus tour.

Can I bring guests with me?

Yes, we really encourage you to take advice from your parents, family and friends, who will be supporting and helping you throughout your applicant journey. We encourage you to bring them along so they get involved in the day too.

Where can I eat on the day?

Complimentary refreshments will be available throughout the open day, but if you fancy something more, grab a bite to eat in one of our catering outlets, they are a welcoming space to gather with friends over a coffee or lunch.

You can also enjoy some tasty treats or a light lunch in Café Martineau located next to the Alexandra building.

The View Restaurant has an excellent selection of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. It's located on the top floor of the Gateway building and, as the name suggests, has amazing views over Morecambe Bay!

What if I can't make the date?

Don’t worry, if you can't make it to one of our open days, you can book onto one of our campus tours, with an opportunity to learn more about UoC, speak to a student ambassador and have a really good look around.

Travel & access

Traveling by train

Lancaster railway station is approximately a 25-minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available at the station.

Traveling by car

The postcode for sat navs is LA1 3JD.

From the North: Leaving the M6 at junction 34, take the A683 towards Lancaster/Morecambe. Turn left onto the Lune Valley interchange/A683. Continue slightly left at the next traffic lights onto Caton Road. At the second set of traffic lights turn left and follow the one-way system through the city centre up to Pointer roundabout (just past the Royal Lancaster infirmary). Here, take the first exit onto Bowerham Road. The campus entrance is located on your left.

From the South: Leaving the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 to Lancaster (South). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lancaster Road/A6. Continue towards the city centre. Turn right onto Barton Road just after the BP garage. Follow this road and continue onto Bowerham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow Bowerham Road down to the campus entrance, which is on your right hand side.

Parking

Pay and display parking is available for visitors on campus – see campus map.

Support for visitors with disabilities

If you require any specific support during your visit, please speak to a member of staff during registration. Our campus map outlines our disabled parking spaces and accessible routes.

Talks & tours

Campus and accommodation tours

Our student ambassadors will be on hand throughout the day to take you on a tour of our lovely Lancaster campus and our range of student accommodation. It's the perfect chance to pick their brains about what it's really like being a student at the University of Cumbria!

There is usually an accommodation tour every hour and a campus tour every half hour.

Subject specific talks and interactive sessions

These are brilliant opportunities to delve deeper into our courses. Our passionate staff will introduce you to the subjects and the departments - you'll even be able to take part in a taster session!

Information fair

Information stands and talks for our academic and support services will be available throughout the day. Our staff will be on hand to provide information and answer your questions about:

  • Courses
  • Accommodation support
  • Student admissions 
  • Career and employability advice
  • Student finance and managing your money
  • Disability advice
  • Mental health and counselling support
  • Student parents support
  • Library and Student Services
  • Any other support you may require at university

When you study with the University of Cumbria, you will have access to advice about your course, academic skills development, your wellbeing, university life in general and your future career direction. Support is provided in a number of ways; it can be online, by phone or if you need it, in person.