Kent welcomes students to its first Undergraduate Virtual Open Day

Sam Wood
Drone tours are available to view the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Kent is ready for its first Undergraduate (UG) Virtual Open Day using an innovatively curated programme that will run from 10am - 2pm on Saturday 4 July.

Traditionally, Kent’s Undergraduate Open Days enable potential full- and part-time students to learn about life at the University, student finance, the UCAS process, accommodation, careers and employability.

This year the University has seized the opportunity to innovate as is necessary due to current travel and social distancing restrictions. Having moved its Open Days online it will ensure that prospective students from across the UK and around the world will still be able to:

  • learn more about Kent’s highly rated range of programmes and courses
  • engage in live-chat with current students and academic staff
  • obtain all the necessary information on fees, funding and finance
  • explore the vast Canterbury and Medway campuses from a drone’s-eye-perspective, including outdoor social and learning environments, as well as the celebrated green spaces and world-famous cathedral-city view over the Canterbury World Heritage Site
  • listen to an introduction of each course they are interested in
  • hear more about its innovative research and award-winning teaching
  • discover the full range of support services available to all students

Most impressively, visitors can virtually tour many of Kent’s academic buildings and specialist facilities, including labs and sports centres, lecture theatres and accommodation, all from the comfort and convenience of their current location. Students can also request a printed prospectus, deliverable to them free of charge.

Building-up to the Virtual Open Day, Kent is hosting an online roadshow for those curious about student life. This collection of online webinars includes sessions on the value of a university education and experience, advice for parents and guardians, and the benefits of studying close-to-home for those who already live in the region. The online roadshow webinars are free on the University website.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura of the University of Kent said: ‘I look forward to welcoming visitors to our first Undergraduate Virtual Open Day. Our recent Postgraduate Virtual Open Day, which saw a near ten-fold increase in registrations from prospective students in 103 countries, was a tremendous success and from the feedback we received a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience for our virtual visitors.

‘Despite the global situation, Open Days remain an important part of the student experience. I would therefore encourage all those are interested in the University of Kent to register for our Virtual Open Day as soon as possible and to make the best of their visit by exploring in advance the programme for their visit.’

Registering for the University of Kent’s Virtual Open Day can be accessed on the University website.