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Volunteer for virtual Open Days

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You may be aware that we are delivering our October Open Days this year as Virtual Events. Our online Open Days will take place on the same dates we were expecting to run the on-campus events, but will run over a 3 hour period as follows:

  • Saturday 3 October - 10:00 - 13:00 (staff support required from 09:00 - 13:30)
  • Saturday 10 October - 13:00 - 16:00 (staff support required from 12:00 - 16:30)

The events will be hosted on an ‘Open Day online hub microsite' and will include; programmed live sessions from academic colleagues, student support and service providers using Microsoft Teams Live platform, and the opportunity for visitors to watch pre-recorded material, explore our campus using virtual tours, and find out more through video content and other web material about the University and our courses.

In order to successfully run the Virtual Open Days we are going to need over 100 colleagues to help run things ‘backstage' (so to speak) on the day.

We would be hugely grateful and appreciative of any support people might be able to offer (no matter whether that just be for one session (55 mins in length with a small amount of prep time either side) or for the full period of time on both days). We will of course let colleagues know as soon as possible which talk they have been assigned too and provide the necessary training. It is also worth noting therefore that colleagues will also need to be available for ‘dress rehearsals' in the week before the events - specific timings yet to be confirmed.

If you do think you may have some colleagues who will be interested in helping on the Open Day, please ask them to complete this form (as soon as possible) so that we can assess availability.

We're really excited to be delivering our second virtual Open Day, and although the circumstances are challenging, we truly believe we can make it as fantastic and welcoming experience for our visitors as we know our on-campus Open Days are.

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