25 March 2022
Deividas explains why he thinks coming to an Applicant Day is such a good idea for prospective students.
Today I would like to talk about Applicant Day. Unfortunately, when I was making my decision about which university to choose, I didn't know that sometimes universities organise these events. Even though I didn't have a chance to attend as a prospective student, I am now involved in Applicants Day as a Student Ambassador for the BSc Public Health course.
I think the Applicant Day is an amazing opportunity for students. During this event, you can meet your future lecturers, current students and even peers with whom you are going to study with next academic year. I would say that day is very busy for attendees because they can get so much information in a short period of time.
Everything starts in the morning where you will get a talk about ARU in one of the huge lecture theatres. After the talk, Student Ambassadors from your course will take you to your subject session. If you are an attendee for the BSc Public Health course, you will be joined by Medical Science and Pharmaceutical Science students, and there is a reason for it. Public Health is a multidisciplinary field that always has to collaborate with other professionals. During your day, you will discuss a health problem or specific disease which you will work on during the day. I think it is so exciting to look at a health problem from different perspectives and generate ideas on how you will address it. You will think about what Public Health should do with the given problem. You will also go into the SuperLab and try to identify and address the issue from the medical and pharmaceutical science side.
At the end of the session my favourite part comes, lunch. Don't worry. You don't need to buy anything or bring with you your food; the University will treat you to a nice lunch, and you will be able to have an informal chat with academics and current students. I think food makes people closer, and it is much easier to ask lecturers your burning questions! Also, this is an opportunity to make friends either with current students or with your future classmates. Imagine next year, you come to university and know half of the students, lecturers, and they know you. After lunch, you can go for a campus tour or visit the InfoHub and ask any questions to student services, admissions, or accommodation teams.
If you were still considering if to attend Applicant Day, I would say there is no need to think about it. The answer is yes!
Deividas is studying Public Health at ARU in Chelmsford. To find out more about our degree courses and student life at ARU, book your place at an Applicant Day.