September 2019 Open Day wins hearts and minds

Issued: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:14:00 BST

Open Day 2019 crowd in Bower

We welcomed prospective students and their families to the School of Life Sciences on Wednesday as part of the University of Glasgow's September Open Day.

Future undergraduates flocked to the Bower and Boyd Orr buildings to mix with staff and current students and learn about the interesting and exciting degree courses on offer.

Life Science poster stands in the Bower Building included General Biology, Animal Biology, Biomelecular Science, Human Biology/Sports Science, Infection Biology, and Degrees with Work Placement.

The Boyd Orr Building lecture theatre, meanwhile, hosted a range of talks over the course of the morning and afternoon on a range of subjects such as Anatomy, Neuroscience, Immunology, Zoology, Marine and Freshwater Biology, and Genetics.

There were also opportunites for prospective students to explore the wider university and gather information and advice on important topics such as finance, accomodation, and the admission proces and check out campus developments.

Simon Guild at September 2019 Open Day

Speaking shortly after attending the event, Head of School Professor Simon Guild said: "It was great to see the great interest in the School of Life Sciences’ degrees in our Open Day activities today.

"The event in the Bower Building was very well attended by prospective students and their parents and it was very pleasing to see so many of both the School and Institute's staff man the stands and displays.

"I would like to express my gratitude to all who helped today from the academic, MPA and technical staff of the School and also the student helpers and ambassadors who helped manage the flow of people coming in and out.

"The Open Day team certainly pulled together and made the event run smoothly and professionally. I hope we won some hearts and minds today."