Year 14 recently attended the University of Ulster Open Day.
A Wellington College student account of the day is as follows:
The Open Day gave me the opportunity to experience life at the University of Ulster. I spoke to staff who were really friendly and student ambassadors giving me the opportunity to ask questions I may have had about that particular field. The questions were mostly based on what I could do after the degree and how the degree would help me to find a job.
Throughout the day I continued to research courses that interested me, in particular biology and geography courses. I attended three talks on various subject areas such as health professional courses and careers, biomedical sciences and geography and environmental science. I found that the individual lectures helped me to find out more about what I wanted to do in the future and helped me to narrow down to a few specific courses that I may be interested to apply for this year.
However not only was I interested in the academic side of what the University of Ulster had to offer but I also ensured to check out what the campus had to offer including accommodation, learning resources and sports facilities. I went on a tour of the halls in the Jordanstown campus which was a great experience as it informed me of the cost of living away from home and gave me an insight into what student life is really like especially having to make your own food and doing your own laundry.
Throughout the day I enjoyed the entertainment and fun activities that had been planned, especially the Stena Line ice hockey and the photo booth that the School of Communication and Media had set up for us. A great day for all involved.