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See your future at Cardiff University

20 April 2010

If you’ve ever wanted to discover what life is like at a world-leading university, to explore a magnificent campus complete with state-of-the art facilities, and to absorb the atmosphere in one of Europe’s youngest capitals, Open Day at Cardiff University is for you.

On Wednesday 21 April 2010, thousands of potential applicants from across the country will descend on Cardiff to experience first-hand the opportunities and amenities they will encounter as undergraduate students.

Visitors will be able to find out about the research-led teaching they can expect to face as students, and how they can be part of a cutting-edge academic culture that brings benefits locally, nationally and globally and addresses some of the most important issues in the modern world.

Introductory talks will cover everything from the science behind MP3’s to the psychology of climate change. Clinical skills demonstrations will provide a snapshot of life as a medic, whilst other events explore culture and identity; newspapers, TV and war; community pharmacy; the life of the Universe; gossiping mobiles: twitter without the internet; information security: snooping private data from a WiFi network; and the inner workings of a psychopath’s mind.

During the event, visitors will also be able to look around the Students' Union – one of the most successful in Britain - where an exhibition will showcase the sport clubs, concerts, entertainment events and support services available to them as Cardiff students. Tours of the extensive sports facilities and a selection of the halls of residence also take place throughout the day.

David Roylance, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment said: "Open Day at Cardiff University is the largest such event in Wales and will provide 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."

Open Day is aimed at giving prospective undergraduate students as complete a picture of student life as possible, the chance to meet staff and students and gather information on everything from degree schemes and accommodation, to social life and careers. For more information about the event please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/opendays Places for the event can be reserved online at https://www.surveys.cardiff.ac.uk/openday2010

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Notes to editors

1. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Professor Sir Martin Evans.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

2. For further information:

Victoria Dando

Public Relations

Cardiff University

Tel: 02920 879074

Email: DandoV2@cardiff.ac.uk