AUG 00] COVENTRY UNIVERSITY NEWS
University Helps To Clear Up A-level Angst
A-level results less than a fortnight away, Coventry University is
preparing to throw open its doors to would-be students uncertain about
teenagers are bound to be disappointed about their results and will
need to enter the clearing system that finds places for students who
did not get their required grades for a place at university.
open weekend will be held at Coventry University on 19 and 20 August
to give students an insight into university life.
considering taking a place at the university will be able to meet
staff and students to get advice on their next move.
special marquee will be set up outside the university’s main
administration building in Bayley Lane, opposite Coventry Cathedral.
will be able to talk to staff from the University’s Grants and Loans
Office, the Accommodation Office, and the Students’ Union.
eight academic schools will also be represented in the marquee, to
help potential students to narrow down their choices.
each of the schools a full programme of presentations will be offered,
and admissions tutors will be available to discuss the possibility of
making an offer of a course.
addition to tours of the academic schools, campus tours will also be
and their families will also be taken to see some student
accommodation and some of the sights of the city.
outlets at the university will also be open for meals, snacks and
drinks throughout the weekend.
Macrae, Director of Corporate Affairs, said:
the years there has been a growing trend for prospective students
and their families to want to visit the university that has made
them an offer before accepting.
a trend we’ve been keen to encourage. We find that once we
persuade them to visit and look around the city and campus, they
know they’ve made the right choice."