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UA92 Open Day Experience – A Parent Perspective

We know it can be difficult for your parents to attend open days with you, especially given the recent Covid-19 ...


We know it can be difficult for your parents to attend open days with you, especially given the recent Covid-19 restrictions. We also understand that parents are eager to see where their children will be living and studying while abroad.

Although we may not be able to give your parents the full open day experience, we caught up with one parent, Tracey, who attended an open day with 17-year-old son and partner, to give you an insight into the experience.

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Hi Tracey! Thanks for chatting with us! To start off, what made you decide to come to a UA92 Open Day?

We live a 4-5 hour drive away from Manchester, on the South Coast near Portsmouth, so it was important for us to attend to see how safe it felt, the community around the campus, and where our son would stay if he did decide to choose UA92.

Should our son choose to study at UA92, we wanted to feel comfortable knowing that we have seen first-hand what his life will be like for the next few years.

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How did you find the overall experience of our Open Day?

Overall, we had a great day. It felt well organised and COVID compliant and we got to experience a talk from some students, as well as experience a tour of the campus to see first-hand where our son would be studying, and the facilities available to him.

There was also the option to speak to course lecturers and current students. We opted for an accommodation tour to see where our son could possibly be living. We were very impressed by the rooms, and their proximity to the campus adds an extra layer of safety.

What attracted you to UA92?

The way UA92’s emphasis is not just on getting a degree, but also the importance of personal development, confidence, employability, with coaches available to help develop students’ needs and education, was what really drew us in.

The bonus of small classes rather than large lecture halls with hundreds of students was also a great pull. It felt like students weren’t just a number – each and every student and their potential time studying at UA92 mattered; not just in an academic sense but in a personal one too.

The well-being support appeared very good, and we felt that he would be looked after no matter what! It felt like a very friendly campus with a family-feel to it and we got the feeling that everyone supported each other.

We hope our son decides to study here, as we were impressed by the personal aspects of UA92 and the way students are treated as individuals.

Fancy experiencing one of our open events for yourself? You can book your space on one of UA92’s virtual events on their main website or access ‘on-demand’ campus content:

Virtual Open Day

 

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