2 November 2020

Overwhelming interest in online Open Day

The first fully online Open Day attracted a record total of more than five and a half thousand prospective students. No queues outside university halls this time around, as all the buildings remained closed. However, as the digital doors opened, interest was so high that the purpose-built online platform nearly crashed. Fortunately, a quick server capacity increase resolved the problem and the day passed off without any major hiccups.

The online Open Day in pictures

When it comes to areas of interest, Health attracted the most visitors, as in previous, offline, editions. It is followed by Business & Economics, and Social Sciences and Humanities. The most popular programmes were Medicine, International Business, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.

All in all, the online Open Day organisers can be satisfied, because the whole set-up – designed and implemented by the Events team and the Faculties' recruiters - was user-friendly and worked well.

The next Bachelor’s Open Day is scheduled for 6 February 2021.