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University life, the Cardiff way

06 April 2011

Open Day 2011

How do you forensically retrieve Satnav data? What is the psychology of climate change? Why is food hard to resist? How is the frog helping us learn the secrets of embryonic development? What did Cardiff archaeologists recently discover outside the Roman fortress at Caerleon?

These are just some of the questions that will be tackled on campus today (6 April) by thousands of prospective students attending Open Day 2011.

The University is showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities and world leading research to around 5500 students, thousands of parents and more than 150 teachers at Wales’ largest university open day.

Visitors arrived in the capital from across Wales, the UK and Europe for their introduction to university life in Cardiff.

Cardiff’s latest research will be shared with the prospective students giving them the chance to experience Cardiff’s research-led teaching environment first-hand. Students also have opportunities to visit all manner of laboratories, attend demonstration lectures, and find out about more than 300 undergraduate degree programmes during an extensive programme of events across each of the 25 academic schools.

During the event, prospective students will also be able to look around the Students’ Union, see the student residences and find out more about the key issues facing undergraduates.

David Roylance, Cardiff University’s Head of Undergraduate Recruitment, said: "Open Day at Cardiff University is the largest such event in Wales and provides thousands of students with the opportunity to come and see university life as it really is.

"We offer excellent academic standards, modern facilities and this allied with being located at the heart of a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city is a very attractive proposition for students considering their higher education options."

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