17 June 2022
Team GB’s triple Olympic champion Max Whitlock OBE will join thousands of visitors at an open day at the University of Hull on Saturday 25 June 2022.
As a trailblazer in his sport, Max’s role as an ambassador underlines the University’s determination to provide unmatched personal development opportunities to allow students to be the best they possibly can be.
Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Max and find out more about the University’s unique partnership with Team GB in a Meet and Greet session, hear about his insights into personal development and success in the Welcome talk; while three lucky people will receive a Golden Ticket at the event to meet with the champion on a one-to-one basis, as well as some Team GB merchandise.
Max, who has been an ambassador for the University since 2019, said: “I am really looking forward to being back on campus for the Open Day. Since taking on my role as ambassador for the University of Hull I have really enjoyed meeting staff and students at the University. It is a really friendly place to be.”
His role as ambassador has enabled him to share his attitude to goal-setting and achieving success with students, providing inspiration both in-person and on the University’s social media channels during exam periods and in the run-up to A-level Results Day.
He said: “Throughout my career, I’ve had to learn to handle pressure, overcome setbacks and remain focused on my targets. There are so many transferrable skills for students and I really enjoy sharing these with students and staff at the University.”
From learning more about their chosen course to exploring our beautiful campus and chatting to current students prospective students will be able to discover what it’s really like to live, study and socialise at the University.
The Open Day will also give prospective students the chance to:
• Tour the University campus and accommodation in person, and take a bus tour of the city
• Discover what it’s really like to study in Hull by chatting to lecturers and students
• Have all their student finance and support questions answered
• Learn how they can gain CV-boosting experience as part of our Team GB partnership
• Enjoy a taste of life in Hull: with live music from local bands/performers and great food from a range of street food vendors
Chrissa Beaumont, Interim Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing at the University of Hull, said: “The Open Day, will give visitors the chance to speak to course tutors and current students, see our amazing library, accommodation and sports facilities and get a real sense of life in Hull.
“We cannot wait to welcome everyone who is already booked on and since the announcement that we have an Olympic champion on campus, I am sure more people will be signing up. I encourage all those who have considered studying here to book on to our Open Day. Please take a look at our travel grant which offers up to £125 (depending on the distance you are travelling) – as that might make your trip more affordable.
“During the past year, the University has improved its ranking in some of the most prestigious University rankings in the UK so we are expecting hundreds of prospective students to be coming along to find out more about the student experience in Hull.”
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