A 'virtual open day' has been created on the Department's web site to allow potential students who are unable to attend the actual event to get a flavour of the action.
This site includes panoramic shots of the laboratories and movie clips of some of the demonstrations in action. Of particular value are the two lectures on admissions and the courses offered by the Department given by Dr Geoff Parks, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions. These two lectures can be viewed as streaming video for those with a broadband internet connection, or as slides with audio for modem access.
The 'virtual Open Day' has been developed by the Department's multimedia group, from an original idea by Geoff Parks, who comments:
" We hope that some of our enthusiasm and excitement is transmitted to those who cannot come to either of our two Open Days, and also that those who are coming will be able to use the information provided to plan their day more efficiently and see the events most relevant to their own interests."
The Department Open Days were held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July this year. For details, go to the Open Day website.