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Virtual Open month is here

(3 July 2020)

Throughout July, we will be hosting in excess of 317 Microsoft Teams Live Events to showcase the best of Durham University to our prospective students, replacing our planned on-campus pre-application Open Days.

The Open Day sessions will deliver a series of webinars to showcase our University, provide an overview and an opportunity to answer any questions that attendees may have. These will cover all undergraduate academic courses, College life, the Wider Student Experience and Professional Support Services. 

To support the presenters, we also need staff to take up the role of ‘producer’ within sessions to ensure the content is correct for the audience, and also the role of ‘moderator’ to manage the live Q&A on the day. Following our call out last week, we have had an amazing response from staff across the University, volunteering their time to support this important initiative. 

Staff and Durham Student Ambassadors have finished initial training but will continue to practice ahead of each session to make sure the live events go off without any glitches. We will be continuing to run dress rehearsals and drop-in sessions to offer additional support and we are encouraging to meet up with the colleagues in the same event team to practice ahead of their event.

Thanks to everyone who has committed to taking part and volunteering their time to make these virtual open sessions a success; it is very much appreciated. 

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