Visitors were also taken to the University’s other Derby sites at Markeaton Street, Britannia Mill and Derby Theatre, and accommodation tours were arranged around the city. A series of talks and presentations ran throughout the day to give visitors an insight into courses of interest to them and information on student life. Student ambassadors also led hundreds of campus tours for visitors and hundreds also attended the Open Day at the University’s Buxton campus.
Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, said: “We had a record number of visitors, and I am delighted with the turnout. Year by year the University is rising further up the national rankings and our popularity is growing.
“Open Days are a great opportunity for students considering coming to university to get a real feel for Derby, and for those who have come from far and wide a feel for the city itself.”