Access All Areas
18 June 2013
Members of the local community are warmly invited to Aberystwyth University’s Access All Areas Open Day for the Town on Saturday 22 June.
Come and explore the University’s fascinating and exciting campuses and discover what great things are happening at your local University.
The programme of free events features activities for all the family.
Have a go presenting in front of camera in the University’s fully equipped TV studio with TV experts or try out the Department of Computer Science’s robots and cutting edge technology at the BeachLab on the promenade.
Experts from the Department of History and Welsh History will be on hand to examine old photos, letters, postcards or maps at the ‘Antique Document Roadshow’.
They are particularly interested in items relating to World War I and II, local family history, wax seals and memorabilia of the Welsh language movement.
Other activities include live music performances, micro-classes, tours, experiments, sports taster sessions, culinary demonstrations, face painting and web games.
Complimentary refreshments from the University’s Tamed Da restaurant will be available throughout the day.
There are no concerns on the travel front either, as free travel on the 03 bus service is available all day linking Aberystwyth town centre, the University and the National Library every 20 minutes.
Visit the BeachLab event by the Bandstand in town or Medrus on Penglais Campus to obtain a free bus voucher.
Aberystwyth University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor April McMahon, explains: “When I arrived at Aber almost two years ago, I was aware that we arranged some fantastic open days for prospective students and it has been a longstanding aim to open up the campus to the local community.
“I’m delighted that our Access All Areas day will be the perfect opportunity for our neighbours in the town and the surrounding area to explore our campuses, meet some of the University’s excellent staff and find out more about some of the really great work happening here.
“We want to celebrate our strong ties with the local community and encourage people to take advantage of what we have to offer. We are working closely with local schools, colleges, adult learners, local suppliers and businesses to make the University even more accessible.”
Access All Areas will be held from 10am-3pm on Saturday 22 June and a full timetable of events is available at www.aber.ac.uk/access-all-areas.
On arrival, visitors are asked to make their way to Medrus, located in Penbryn on Penglais Campus, which will act as the ‘Hub’ for the day.
The locations involved in the community day include the BeachLab at the Bandstand on the prom, IBERS Gogerddan, the Sports Centre, Parry-Williams building, Hugh Owen building, TamedDa and the Arts Centre.
At 3pm, the Arts Centre presents MidMad, a free music festival on the chapel court stage with bands, a barbeque, face-painting and much more.
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