Social distancing doesn’t mean students have to miss out on exploring their university options. In an innovative more from the University of Lincoln students can get a taste of what life as a student is like through a completely virtual online experience hosted by third year student and youtube Charlotte Emily Price
From Saturday 21st March prospective students can explore the University of Lincoln campus, courses & city from the comfort of their own home during the ‘Your First Day’ event.
The interactive experience features campus tours covering the library, Brayford Waterfront, the Student Wellbeing Centre, Isaac Newton Building, student accommodation, the Students’ Union and the Minerva Building, allowing viewers to get a taste for the facilities and support available to students.
Emma Jubbs, who heads up student recruitment at the University of Lincoln, said: “The online experience of the Your First Day event builds on virtual open days already offered by the University, and ensures those planning to attend university can still look around the campus and accommodation, watch highlights throughout the day, ask questions online, and find out more the University and the city, even when they can’t attend in person, which we all know is not possible at the moment.
Along with campus tours there is an ‘ask a question’ feature on both Facebook & Instagram stories to get students and parents involved where they can ask questions like they would during an in person campus visit. All viewers are able to see the answers in real time, ensuring everyone gets all the information they need about the university.
You can follow the live and interactive virtual Your First Day on Facebook and Instagram (@unilincoln) from 10am until 3pm on Saturday March 21st. The content can also be accessed after the event on the same channels.