Fusehill Street Applicant Visit Day

11 March 2019 10:30 -

Carlisle - Fusehill Street campus

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What is an Applicant Visit Day?

Applicant Visit Days are exclusive events designed to give undergraduates who have been offered a place or invited to an interview at the University of Cumbria a chance to find out more about their chosen course.

 

 

What if you've already been to an Open Day?

Even if you've previously attended an Open Day or Campus Tour, we strongly recommend attending an Applicant Visit Day as it provides a very different, tailored experience that we don't want you to miss.

 

A typical event gives you the chance to (more details released closer to the time):

  • Experience what it's like to study your chosen course through interactive taster sessions
  • Take part in drop-in sessions where you'll meet the academic team and chat with existing students
  • Get answers to any questions you have from our student support experts
  • Explore what the area has to offer on guided tours both on and off the university campus
  • Participate in activities around the campus that give you a flavour of university life and help you get orientated

 

Who should attend an Applicant Visit Day?

Applicant Visit Days are specifically for undergraduates who have been given an offer or invited to an interview at the University of Cumbria.

 

If you aren't sure if an Applicant Visit Day is right for you or you haven't applied to the University of Cumbria, you can chat with our team who will be happy to point you in the right direction or book an Open Day instead.

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What to expect at an Applicant Visit Day?

The programme for the Ambleside Applicant Visit Day includes interactive sessions and activities, opportunities to meet the academic team and a chance to immerse yourself into life on campus.

 

Criminology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Understanding Hate Crime: In order to combat a problem it is first necessary to understand it.

This taster session will highlight the process in which discrimination and negative behaviour towards people of different identities, escalates into hate fuelled violence.

Spotlight on criminology research: Final year students undertaking dissertation projects will present the emerging findings from their research.

Criminology with Applied Psychology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Understanding Hate Crime: In order to combat a problem it is first necessary to understand it.

This taster session will highlight the process in which discrimination and negative behaviour towards people of different identities, escalates into hate fuelled violence.

Spotlight on criminology research: Final year students undertaking dissertation projects will present the emerging findings from their research.

Criminology with Forensic Investigation

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Understanding Hate Crime: In order to combat a problem it is first necessary to understand it.

This taster session will highlight the process in which discrimination and negative behaviour towards people of different identities, escalates into hate fuelled violence.

Spotlight on criminology research: Final year students undertaking dissertation projects will present the emerging findings from their research.

Professional Policing

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

 ‘A Day on the Front Line’ and gives the applicants a chance to work through a number of back to back operational policing scenarios by putting them in the position of being response Police Officers (in a classroom setting).

This takes about one hour, and is followed by a debrief emphasising the knowledge requirement of a Police Officer, the degree entry process and a discussion of where the applicants see themselves in the Policing arena – another ½ hour in length.

Security Intelligence and Investigative Practice

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

11am Threat of terrorism – examined.

11:40am .

12:15 Developments in contemporary intelligence – Big data, facial recognition, deep fakes. Workshop – Addressing the terrorist threat – designing security measures

Midwifery

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

A common Emergency- Neonatal resuscitation- Theory 11:00- 11:40

Neonatal resuscitation Practical 11:40- 12:30

Adult Nursing

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Brief introduction from Academic staff Q&A session with current students on the nursing course.

This opens an opportunity for prospective students and their family/friends to ask questions to those who are currently on the course. Which gives a more accurate Tours of the clinical skills labs to show what we have in terms of facilities available and what types of simulation we use.

Micro teach followed by students & staff doing a brief demo of simulation and then taking applicants into BOTH labs to show applicants some of the equipment used by student nurses in their training.

Dependant on time if session 1 takes longer then this will not go ahead.

Chance for AVD candidates to use some of the skills equipment under supervision. description of what it is like to study at the UoC and what it is like being a student nurse. 30 mins

Child Nursing

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Brief introduction from Academic staff Q&A session with current students on the nursing course.

This opens an opportunity for prospective students and their family/friends to ask questions to those who are currently on the course. Which gives a more accurate Tours of the clinical skills labs to show what we have in terms of facilities available and what types of simulation we use.

Micro teach followed by students & staff doing a brief demo of simulation and then taking applicants into BOTH labs to show applicants some of the equipment used by student nurses in their training.

Dependant on time if session 1 takes longer then this will not go ahead.

Chance for AVD candidates to use some of the skills equipment under supervision. description of what it is like to study at the UoC and what it is like being a student nurse. 30 mins

LD Nursing

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Brief introduction from Academic staff Q&A session with current students on the nursing course.

This opens an opportunity for prospective students and their family/friends to ask questions to those who are currently on the course. Which gives a more accurate Tours of the clinical skills labs to show what we have in terms of facilities available and what types of simulation we use.

Micro teach followed by students & staff doing a brief demo of simulation and then taking applicants into BOTH labs to show applicants some of the equipment used by student nurses in their training.

Dependant on time if session 1 takes longer then this will not go ahead.

Chance for AVD candidates to use some of the skills equipment under supervision. description of what it is like to study at the UoC and what it is like being a student nurse. 30 mins

MH Nursing

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Brief introduction from Academic staff Q&A session with current students on the nursing course.

This opens an opportunity for prospective students and their family/friends to ask questions to those who are currently on the course. Which gives a more accurate Tours of the clinical skills labs to show what we have in terms of facilities available and what types of simulation we use.

Micro teach followed by students & staff doing a brief demo of simulation and then taking applicants into BOTH labs to show applicants some of the equipment used by student nurses in their training.

Dependant on time if session 1 takes longer then this will not go ahead.

Chance for AVD candidates to use some of the skills equipment under supervision. description of what it is like to study at the UoC and what it is like being a student nurse. 30 mins

Applied Psychology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Our fallible memory.During this session, we will be completing a short experiment to test how accurate our memories are.We will be discussing some of the theories and evidence that explain this, and why this knowledge is important in our daily lives.

We will also be thinking about how we might be able to use this to help people develop strategies to improve their memory.30 minutes.

The lie detectorDuring this session we will discussing – and using – the polygraph. We will talk about how it works, how accurate it is, and some of the ways it is used. We will also be having a go at using a polygraph.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try it out, either having a go to see if they can fool it, or to interpret the information it provides to see what it’s like to try and spot the lies. 1 hour

Psychology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Our fallible memory.During this session, we will be completing a short experiment to test how accurate our memories are.We will be discussing some of the theories and evidence that explain this, and why this knowledge is important in our daily lives.

We will also be thinking about how we might be able to use this to help people develop strategies to improve their memory.30 minutes.

The lie detectorDuring this session we will discussing – and using – the polygraph. We will talk about how it works, how accurate it is, and some of the ways it is used. We will also be having a go at using a polygraph.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try it out, either having a go to see if they can fool it, or to interpret the information it provides to see what it’s like to try and spot the lies. 1 hour

Occupational Therapy

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Prospective students will be invited to identify and consider how adaptive equipment could be used to enable clients with physical difficulties engage in the self-care occupations of eating and drinking.

Discussion will also focus on the appearance of equipment and the experience of using it.

11.00 – 11.40

Daily occupations ; How do you spend your day ? Students will be encouraged to calculate the various ways they spend their time in a 24 hour period and to display this on a pie chart.

Discussion will focus on time management, routine development, problem solving and awareness of one’s lifestyle and occupations.

11.45 – 12.30

Physiotherapy

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

An introduction to human anatomy. Prospective students will be invited to attend a session which will explore different areas of human anatomy and how it relates to function.

11.00 – 11.40**the session may vary dependent on the area of speciality from the staff member delivering the content**

The importance of measuring success Students will be introduced to different outcome measures from a variety of different physiotherapeutic settings.

The importance of patient monitoring will be explored and different methods which can be employed to do this.

11.45 – 12.30 **the session may vary dependent on the area of speciality from the staff member delivering the content**

Working with Children and Families

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

MAKING A DIFFERENCE, CHANGING THE WORLD

11-11.30

This session looks at how studying on this degree enables our students to make a difference to the lives of children and families and help bring about positive change within society.

Applicants will work together and meet with current students to think about why This session explores some of the modules we study which focus on play, creative learning, outdoor learning.

We look at coursework our students have produced where they make exciting resources to use with children and young people, underpinned by theory and academic writing to support critical thinking.

Applicants will have the opportunity to explore some of their own creative thinking or creative skills.

BECOMING AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ON WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

12 - 12.30

they want to work in this field and what opportunities are available to help them succeed in a wide variety of careers.

The session also explores work experience opportunities on the degree and students can begin to plan their own career journeys and think about where this course will take them.

CREATIVE WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

11.30-12.00

This session explores ways in which we support our students as individuals with their own learning needs, life experiences and commitments and their own dreams and aspirations.

It is a chance for us to get to know our potential students and begin the learning journey with them. We will discuss ways in which we support our students’ wellbeing as well as their academic skills, and will talk about what we expect from our students. Current students will be on hand to give the real insider information!

Social Work

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

The Ideal Social Worker.Small group Activity that encourages applicants to draw a picture of the what they think the ideal social worker should be and lists skills, values and knowledge.

After they complete this we show the applicants similar pictures that have been completed by children who are living in care and compare the two.
This gets applicants to consider their own skills and values and what they may bring to the course.
The experiences of Children looked after. A short video is played that discusses the experiences of children living in care.

This is then followed by three exercises that encourages the applicants to consider what needs such children and young people may have. Ask the social worker- A general question and answer session that allows applicants to have an informal discussion with lecturers about what it is like to be a social worker.

This enables applicants to get a feel for the role and purpose of a professional social worker

Biomedical Sciences

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Microbiology practical in the laboratory. Introduction to basic aseptic technique and staining.

40 mins Shared genetics demonstration with Forensic Science looking at some pre-cast gels and how electrophoresis is applied across the various areas of science.

Microbiology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Microbiology practical in the laboratory. Introduction to basic aseptic technique and staining.

40 mins Shared genetics demonstration with Forensic Science looking at some pre-cast gels and how electrophoresis is applied across the various areas of science.

Forensic

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

20 minutes Forensic science at the University of Cumbria Brief introduction to the programme.
Brief introduction to forensic science e.g. careers, modules.
40 minutes Solving a suspected acid attack through natural means.

This will be a practical session that will see how the concept of pH links to forensics. 30 minutes Combined session with genetics as per microbiology and biomed gel electrophoresis and applications to microbiology, biomedical science and forensics

how the concept of pH links to forensics. 30 minutes Combined session with genetics as per microbiology and biomed gel electrophoresis and applications to microbiology, biomedical science and forensics "

Zoology

Registration and Refreshments

Location: Learning Gateway Building

time: 10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Talk

Location: Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

time: 10:30 - 11:00

Academic Course Session

Location:

time: 11:00 - 12:30

Networking lunch

Location:

time: 12:30 - 13:15

Academic and Course Information Fair

Location: the Learning Gateway

time: 13:15 - 15:00

Summary

Introduction to the course, added value - including trips local and overseas. Introduction to life on earth, practical session focussed on getting students working with specimens in the lab, live and preserved, working with microscopes and collecting samples.

Carlisle and the surrounding area, an introduction to the natural history and sights of Cumbria. Including, worm charming, pond dipping session behind the STEM labs

Make the most of your time (optional activities)

Support Services Drop-in Session

Location: Learning Gateway Foyer Area

Time: 13.00 - 15.00

Summary

Get advice from our expert support service teams on matters including accommodation, admissions, information services, disability support, money advice and careers.

Tours

Campus Tour

Location: Learning Gateway Building

Tour 1 - Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Tour 2 - Time: 13.00 - 13.30

Tour 3 - Time: 13.30 - 14.00

Tour 4 - Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Tour 5 - Time: 14.30 - 15.00

Accommodation Tour (offsite)

Location: Learning Gateway Building

Tour 1 - Time: 13.00 - 14.00

Tour 2 - Time: 14.00 - 15.00

Accommodation Tour

Location: Learning Gateway Building

Tour 1 - Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Tour 2 - Time: 13.00 - 13.30

Tour 3 - Time: 13.30 - 14.00

Tour 4 - Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Tour 5 - Time: 14.30 - 15.00

How to get here

Driving

The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.

Leaving the M6 at junction 43, bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth right turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.

Parking: Free parking is available on campus. Our friendly staff will be on hand to direct you to our car parks. Alternative parking is also available at Cecil Street Car Park

Train

Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.